Liquid diet on my own...

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Joie1
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/30/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Today, I threw up applesauce so I bought some Ensure. I've tried them before but they tend to taste really nasty to me. I'm gonna try the milk chocolate one and I'm praying I keep it down. I'm fighting all the usual suspects: nausea, loss of appetite, etc. Making it all worse: my grandpa was found dead at his home today. Sounds dumb to repeat it, but it doesn't quite feel real for some reason.

Oh, thanks to all the thoughts from my previous post. Still, I put the Ensure in the fridge. Hubby bought two kinds: milk chocolate and vanilla. Let's hope. Anyone else got ideas on what to do during problems eating?
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Currently trying to figure out hip and knee joint pain.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Dx'd: February 2007.
Pentasa (and much mental screaming)


ivy6
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   Posted 10/30/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Joie. I am so sorry about your grandfather.

Other ideas for liquids:
* smoothies made with soft fruit (e.g. bananas, peeled and maybe even microwaved pears) and whatever milk you can tolerate
* fruit juices (no added sugar)
* if you're nauseous, eating small amounts of frozen food may help - try freezing your juice or smoothies
* a boiled or poached egg might work for you
* pureed soups
* broth

Best wishes, and many, many sympathies,

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.


Joie1
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   Posted 10/30/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks...no eggs. I can't stand the smell today. I got some fruit juice. I like smoothies without milk in them, so like the naked strawberry banana C ones

thanks for the ideas.
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Currently trying to figure out hip and knee joint pain.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Dx'd: February 2007.
Pentasa (and much mental screaming)


ivy6
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 10/30/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Just be careful because too much fruit can give you d, and you don't need more symptoms right now!

If you can find a way to eat calcium, please do: we girls need to protect our bones.

Best wishes,

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.


sully
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   Posted 10/30/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
hey there, sorry about your loss, and everything else your going through.....

when things start to flare up for me, i head straight for low fiber, low residue foods/beverages.....and lactose free...

so those ensure drinks or whatever other brand you choose to get, try and make sure they're lactose free, unless of course you can tolerate dairy, and get the ones with 0 fiber, works well for me, still have to drink them very slowly, too quick is bad for stomach and gut no matter whats in it........

also good...stay with the broth/soups.....chicken soup is an excellent an easy option, make friends with your crockpot,, it can save your life, lol!!!!!!
29 years old, crohn's since december 07, fresh out of the hospital for 2 fistula/abscess surgeries, feeling much better, could it be remission???
currently taking:
asacol, prednisone, purinethol, vicodin, remicade
acidophilus/bifudus probiotic, organic whole food multi-vitamins
 
"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing" -Chuang Tzu


Joie1
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 10/30/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks...i'm not doin' anything remotely solid today. I puked before I ate and after I ate. No food today. See if I'm not doin' better tomorrow. Thanks for everything. The one I drank earlier stayed down okay so I'm going with that one.
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Currently trying to figure out hip and knee joint pain.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Dx'd: February 2007.
Pentasa (and much mental screaming)


broomhilda
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1488
   Posted 10/30/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hot tea with about a 1/4 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger steeped in it for about 5 minutes. Remove the ginger and serve hot or cold with as little sugar or no sugar if you can. This is the ONLY thing that works for me when I'm nauseous. I like strawberry Boost too. If you can't handle Ensure or Boost start off with clear chicken broth, ginger ale, sugar free jello and the like for 24 hours and then graduate to white rice, saltines, etc. the 2nd day and then graduate back to applesauce, soft foods such as mashed potates the 3rd day and then try your regular diet on the 4th day. Above all else....stay hydrated!!! If you start feeling dizzy, your fluid intake is probably tooo low. Hope some of this helps. I'm sure some of this is the pain killers and some is just your poor ragged nerves...you're in my thoughts and prayers.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.


pb4
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry about your loss ((((HUGS))))

Chamomile tea is a natural anti-inflammatory, I drink a couple of mugs first thing everyday when I wake up way before I actually eat anything.

But if you're allergic to ragweed then you might not want to go that route.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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