Does anyone know what foods contribute to repeat surgeries

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Leah64
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   Posted 2/23/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a ileocolectomy last month and have heard that many people have to have the surgery again years later.  Are there certain foods that contribute to this and if so what are they.  I hear that some people don't need another surgery for 5-7 years and others have to have it again in a year.  Does anyone have any infomation on why that is.

elexis
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   Posted 2/23/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Well you have to remember everyone's body is different but, when you have the surgery people start feeling great and stop taking there meds,(which is a no,no!)..Food is different for everyone...What I eat may be different from what u can eat...But the things that aggravated it before just don't eat them every single day....I'm sure this didn't help but everyone's body is different ya never know from one day to the next....Good luck!
Dx w/ Crohn's Disease May 2000
Medication: Imuran 150 Mg, Asacol 400MG
Dx w/ Hypothyroid 2001
Medication: Levoxyl 88MCG
Small Bowel Resection November 2008


lamb61
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   Posted 2/23/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I've only had one resection and that was in 1982. Honestly, I don't think food is the major factor for me more like I have to keep taking my meds even when in remission. If you are having issues with certain foods, try keeping a journal to see what triggers symptoms. Sorry this didn't exactly answer your question.

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spookyh
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   Posted 2/23/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
If you read the book, "Breaking the Vicious Cycle," the author blames gluten, starch, sugar, and lactose for gut problems. I've been following her diet (the Specific Carbohydrate Diet) for the last 3 months in hopes of staving off more damage. I have my fingers crossed!

Leah64
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   Posted 2/24/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for your help. I am hoping to avoid another surgery and I think I'll take your advice spookyhurst and get that book.

ozonehole
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   Posted 2/24/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Foods that trigger diarrhea are likely to be irritating to your intestine. Caffeine and hot spices have that effect on me. As Spookyhurst mentioned above, lactose (found in milk) usually causes this problem (try lactose-free milk, soy milk, or else no milk).

best regards,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections


spookyh
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   Posted 2/24/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck Leah! If you decide to give the diet a try, don't worry, it's not as daunting as it may appear. I'm almost at 3 months, and it's really not that hard to stick to "legal" foods. The hardest part is that there is a lot more time put into preparing food, because most pre-made stuff has a bunch of junk in it. I wrote up the following for a friend of mine who was interested in the diet. You might find something useful in it too (warning, it's kinda long turn)

You can eat the bulk of fruits and vegetables (just no corn or potatoes), meats (just no processed meats), most cheeses (no soft cheeses or mozzarella), homemade yogurt (fermented 24 hours to eliminate lactose), eggs, and honey as a your sweetener. Nut flours can be used to make breads and other baked goods. You can find a complete list of allowed foods here: http://www.austinscdfriends.citymax.com/articles/article/3691414/53672.htm. The main thing is that you have to cook almost everything, since most pre-made stuff is loaded with sugar and starch. You can get a lot more info at http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/.

I’m following the stages at http://www.pecanbread.com/. While the site is aimed heavily towards parents of autistic kids, the diet principles are mostly the same. The only real difference is that the autistic kids don’t usually tolerate dairy, so it’s not listed in the stages. I’m currently adding foods from stage 2. Here’s a direct link to the stages: http://www.pecanbread.com/new/scdfoods1.html#beyond.

I have a food dehydrator for making the yogurt, because we go through a lot of it. I eat a cup or two a day (with honey), and it’s used in a lot of recipes (and is the main ingredient when making ice cream!!!). The dehydrator I have holds up to 2 gallons worth.

A crockpot is great for the chicken soup. We put the whole chicken in, bones, skin, liver, the works. The liver disintegrates into the broth, so you can’t even taste it. The bones put a lot of nutrition into the broth too. Once it’s done, we strain everything out. Then I puree the carrots (can’t really taste them either) and add it back to the broth, as well as the chicken meat. My picky dad said it’s one of the best broths he’s eaten. It works well to freeze the broth and chicken into individual portions and pull out whenever I’m at a loss as to what to eat for supper. The cheesecake is pretty good, and tastes somewhat like a real cheesecake. If you don’t like dry curd cottage cheese, you can make it with dripped yogurt. I haven’t added nut flours to my diet yet, so I make a soufflé bread for things like hamburger buns. I just made some lemon curd a couple days ago, which is like a very very rich lemon pudding. Tonight I’m going to try making some meringue cookies with peppermint in them.

There are many SCD recipes sites. I like the ones with pictures, so you can see how the dish is supposed to turn out. I’ve always been a dessert fan, so I hope I’ll be able to tolerate nut flours so I can make the cakes and cookies. Here are some sites I like:

http://milkforthemorningcake.blogspot.com/ (all the recipes are listed on the right hand side. The ones that aren’t marked SCD are only gluten free)
http://nomorecrohns.com/deliciousrecipes.aspx
http://www.nomorecrohns.blogspot.com/ (the blog has recipes the other site doesn’t have)
http://comfybelly.com/ (click on SCD in the category list on the left side of the page)
http://deliciouslygf.blogspot.com/ (I think all of the recipes are SCD)
http://www.scdrecipe.com/recipes/
http://bethsblog.typepad.com/bethsblog/turtle_soup_the_recipes/ (I’ve searched through her blog and found all the recipes, so you don’t actually need to buy the cookbook)
http://eatingscd.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/eat-by-picture/
http://www.scdiet.org/2recipes/default.html
http://flog.cookingforceliacscolitiscrohnsandibs.com/category/recipes/ (the almond blueberry crumble looks delicious!)


And lastly, there are several helpful groups you can join at yahoo. Many of the moderators knew Elaine Gottschall personally, and have been on the diet for years. They are:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/BTVC-SCD/ (Marilyn and Mimi are especially knowledgeable)
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/pecanbread/ (Sheila and Susan know their stuff here)
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/scdinfo/
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/scdrecipe_creators/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCDrecipes/

EMom
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   Posted 2/25/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Spooky, I am so impressed! You are amazing! You have accumulated so much information and so many valuable links! It seems like you mastered the diet in such a short time. Aren't you around 20 yrs. old? How do you feel about younger men? My son is nearly 17... smilewinkgrin ...your diets are very compatible.... smilewinkgrin
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too.


spookyh
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   Posted 2/25/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hee hee, I'd be robbing the cradle! I just turned 34! Nobody believes me though, because I still look kind of young. And tend to wear things like superhero shirts...and play a lot of video games. It's my dad's fault though, he never got around to growing up either.

I kind of threw myself into learning everything I could about SCD. I'm a bit obsessive compulsive, and get carried away when I start something new smilewinkgrin.

EMom
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   Posted 2/26/2009 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Darn... blush

Can't blame a mom for trying, though! wink

We're a little OCD-ish in this family, too, so I understand... Anyway, great job on all you're doing! yeah
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