- I'm Carole, living in London, happily married and mum to two amazing boys.I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Rectal Cancer in April 2010. Surgery took place in November 2010 and I now have a permanent colostomy...Spinal mets were then diagnosed in October 2011...In January 2012 I was told of further spread to the hip area (multiple lesions)..My life expectancy is now 6-9 months. Walk alongside me on the last part of my experience with this..
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Messing with my diet now......Arrrggghhh!
First they are going to mess with my body so I will no longer be able to do 'normal' things such as crap in the toilet like normal people do...
NOW they are going to mess with my diet - which is the one thing that has made me feel better, normal and healthy.
Included in all the paperwork I 'have' to read before my operation is a list of foods to avoid once it's taken place..
Things such as;
Nuts, cereals, fruits, pulses and seeds
Lentil, pea and bean soups
Wholemeal flour including Rye bread, granary bread, chapati
Bran flakes, museli, porridge, shredded wheat
Anything containing Rye and whole grain - including crisp breads, oatcakes
Rice Crispies, Frosties, Coco pops (YUK!) :-(
White Rice :-(
White Flour, White bread, :-(
Tea/Coffee/Cocoa, clear soups
All milk and Dairy products :-(
Red Meat and Poultry
Then onto fruits and Vegetables which along with pulses makes up the main part of my current diet....
Berries (all) Citrus fruits
Dried Fruits (all) Pineapple
All currants (fresh and dried)
Peas Potato without skin
Beans Bean Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts Asparagus
Chick Peas Bamboo Shoots
Spring Greens Cucumber
Sweet Potato Mushroom
Sweet Corn Peppers
Potatoes with skin Radish
And they said this was going to be 'simple' and easy to adjust to..."Once it's done you'll be able to carry on exactly as normal Carole"....apart from learn to live with a bloody bag, change most of your wardrobe, buy new underwear, change your whole eating habits, eat white processed foods again, drink coffee and eat tons of dairy and meat....
If this is what they intend on feeding me in hospital I shall definitely come out weighing less than when I went in...all these months working on my diet, regaining weight and feeling healthy for them to feed me White bread and Coco Pops!........ I *don't* think so somehow....
I strongly suspect I will not be sticking to the recommended diet sheet once I escape from hospital. Trial and error will be the deciding factor on my diet - not this sheet.
Also, everything I've read up on about colostomy's says that people struggle like mad with Asparagus, mushrooms, Cauliflower - mainly due to excess gas caused..
Asparagus in particular seems to be a culprit of smelly gas and they stick this onto my 'allowed' list....Bah!
Wait til they find out I'm drinking grass - wonder what they'll make of *that*.....LOL