Broccoli generated really bad runs, as good as any powerful enema, except they lasted all weekend. So bad, that wiping made my arse bleed, and I was passing blood too.
After 2 weeks without veg during the RT, my body was really craving some. On Friday after a treatment, I cooked a whole broccoli and eat it, thinking it had all weekend to work its way out of my system. BIG MISTAKE. I spent the whole weekend strapped down to the toilet seat, and crawled in to my Monday session. I wasn't completely sure if the bleeding arse was down to the radiation or the non-stop runs, but it healed quickly with the hydrogel cream they gave me even though RT continued, so it was down to the runs. This became known as the Broccoli Incident between myself and the review radiographer, and we always laughed as we passed each other in the corridor afterwards.
However, afterward the RT as I gradually reintroduced fruit and veg and found I could tolerate it, broccoli remained the one that took me straight back to runs and passing blood. Maybe the Broccoli Incident sensitised my bowls to it? It was almost a year later when I did manage to eat a small portion. I haven't yet eaten a whole broccoli again!