I'm about to have the reversal of my ileostomy and have a couple of complications. First, I am told the area of the colon that was radiated is "narrowed" so I would have to eat no starches and no raw fruits/veggies/seeds/skins,etc. Second, I am told that same area has "radiation irritation" that could wind up causing me incontinence. Nonetheless, the surgeon (my 2nd opinion doctor) said that if he were me, he'd do the reversal. For that reason, I've decided to try it since I'm a 34 year old female with a whole life ahead of me. Has anyone had any of these problems and had a reversal? Any suggestions as to what I could eat that wouldn't bulk me up? I'm very nervous about this ordeal but I'm told that if it's not successful, I could just get the ileostomy back. It's a much better outcome than I previously thought when I had stage 4 colorectal cancer since I am now in remission. Thanks in advance for any replies.