On Sunday May 28th 2017, Memorial Day weekend I woke up with abdominal pains. I thought I had the stomach flu. I started vomiting around noon. Even though I had a full dinner the night before, all I vomited up was a bitter tasting mucous. The vomiting continued through Monday. Tuesday the diarrhea started, along with the vomiting. Wednesday morning I went to my doctor. She took one look at me and told me that she couldn't do anything for me because I was severely dehydrated and recommended that I go to the ER for IV fluids. While I was in the ER, the doctor ordered a CT scan of my abdomen. The results came back that my appendix had perforated and I had multiple abscesses, so they sent me upstairs. The surgeon told me that the abscesses were too small to drain, and that I was borderline septicemic. He recommended IV antibiotics (along with morphine for pain). I remained in the hospital for 6 days, 3 day NPO, 1 day full liquid, 1 day liquid and finally the night before discharge I could eat solid foods. I set a surgical date of August 2nd to have my appendix removed, outpatient. My surgeon told me that I still had infection in my abdomen. 2 weeks later I had a follow-up with my surgeon. He informed me that the pathology on my appendix showed a 2.2 mm goblet cell carcinoma in my appendix. He suggested a right hemi-colectomy. My surgical date was set for September 12th. Well, Hurricane Irma hit and I had to evacuate so my surgery was postponed till September 27th. After my surgery I remained in the hospital till October 1st. He removed approx. 1 foot of colon and 18 lymph nodes (and yes, I still had infection in my abdomen) and all came back cancer free. He did recommend that I set-up appts. with an oncologist to monitor my condition. I had my first appt. in December. I'm having blood tests done Jan. 17th and have a follow-up appt. with the oncologist Jan. 24th. I'm hoping that the blood tests come back negative for cancer. When I returned home from the hospital I was told I could eat anything I could tolerate. Well, it's been 3 months since my surgery and I feel like I'm still having digestive problems. He told me "anything you can tolerate". Well, it seems I can't tolerate too much fiber, dairy (except yogurt), too much sugar, too much caffeine, spicy foods and too much food at one time. I'm afraid to eat out, before long car and plane rides, and even when I eat at someone else's home (it's too embarrassing). I just ordered a pre-biotic/pro-biotic, hoping that the enzymes will help with my digestion. Does anybody know if this is normal? Is 3 months too soon for me to expect to be back to normal eating? The only up side to all this is that I've lost 35lbs and continue to lose because I've got such a limited diet. I'm beginning to think my pizza eating days are over.