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    Difficulties tolerating diet 3 month post op - 3rd resection

    I have Lynches syndrome and recently (5.11.19) underwent my third resection. This has left me with 10-15 cm of colon - for which I’m pretty grateful for as it means no stoma. Things have been pretty good. Diet-wise I’ve been adhering to the diet prescribed as well as following low FODMAP principles and slowly reintroducing other foods, however, this past week has seen me take a few steps back and I need some help - I’d like to see a dietician but I’m such a mixed bag that the 2 I’ve seen previously haven’t helped much.

    I have diabetes as well. I’m dropping weight - which is ok but I’m at a point where my list of 25 tolerable foods has dwindled to 10 and that’s including olive oil and salt and I’ve lost a kilo in three days. I’m more than happy with the limited foods I can eat, I seriously don’t mind but suddenly I find those foods are not tolerable. Really appreciate some advice and guidance. I’m 48 years old and had my first resection 15 years ago if that helps?
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