What foods should you avoid after colon surgery?
Avoid gummy foods such as bread and tough meats, as well as spicy, fried, or gas-producing foods. To prevent swallowing air, which produces excess gas, avoid drinking through a straw and don’t chew gum or tobacco. Take small bites, chew your food well, and avoid gulping.
What food should colon cancer patients avoid?
Avoid red meat and processed meats like hot dogs. Choose lean proteins like eggs, fish and poultry instead. Good plant-based sources of protein are lentils, nuts and legumes. Roughage, or fiber, is the fibrous, indigestible material part of plant-based foods that aid the passage of food through the intestines.
How long does it take to fully recover from colon resection surgery?
You should feel better after 1 to 2 weeks and will probably be back to normal in 2 to 4 weeks. Your bowel movements may not be regular for several weeks. Also, you may have some blood in your stool.