I tried Kefir after surgery, but dairy didn't agree with me, even if it was cultured first. VSL3 is a nuclear powered probiotic, and it has made all the difference in the world for me with regard to gas and digestion. It took about 3 weeks to see definitive results, and I've never been without it since. I also take Citrucel fiber capsules, as well as eat a lot of soluble fiber and a small salad daily. I had to start slowly and add new foods in as I healed. Altogether, it's made my life better than it was, even if it's still a challenge some days. VSL3 is available in my pharmacy, they keep it in a refrigerator. It's expensive, but it's worth every penny to me. It might be something to try.
Best of luck to you,
DX Stage IIIb RC, T3N1M0, April 2010, 51
6 wks Xelox/rad 6/10
resection, temp illeostomy 8/10 Complete response!
12 rounds FOLFOX for clean up 9/10, Allergic to Oxi, started Xeloda only 12/10
Ileo takedown 9/28/11