I had a prostatectomy in January 2014 and am now due to start radiotherapy.
I've got the planning appointment next week and have been sent the dietary advice to follow from now on until the end of my radiotherapy. It tells me some of the things I shouldn't have - Baked beans, nuts, peas, lentils, red kidney beans, soya beans, pulses, onions, sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, prunes, kiwi fruit, raw apples, bananas and says to avoid caffeine, fizzy drinks or diet drinks, spicy food and to limit alcohol. What it doesn't say is what you can eat and drink. It gives a vague "Avoid food which makes you feel bloated or gives you excessive wind". With IBS that doesn't leave a lot these days!
Does anybody have any tips based on experience please?
If it mentions that I can't have raw apples and bananas does it mean I can have oranges and orange juice because they are not listed, for example?
What can you eat that'll make you "go" without bloating you or causing excessive wind? I've spent a lifetime adhering to the "healthy" food advice only to find that now I shouldn't eat most (all?) of it. I like my bowl of muesli and bran with soya milk for breakfast. Sounds like that's off the menu. Is it? I like fruit, veg, salads. Can I have them?
I suppose what I'm asking for is a list of what I can have rather than what I can"t. Does anybody have one, please?