I think I'm going to stop ordering takeout and stick to cooking my own meals

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jt80
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   Posted 7/2/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone hope you all are staying strong I know I have been,I made a decision I think I'm going to stop ordering takeout when I feel like not sticking to my IBS recommended foods.What I order I can make myself cause I feel the foods that I'm odering the people preparing them I'm not sure if they are  washing thier hands.The takeout that I usually order lately has been upsetting my stomach when it should not be.I know by preparing myself what I usually order I know that things will be sanitary.My digestive system is already sensitive enough as it is and I do not need any foriegn invaiding my system.I'm better off eating all my food prepared by me to be safe.So I'm still taking Digestive Advantage IBS still stickig to it and just keeping the faith and staying strong.When my mind starts thinking about negative things I quickly start thinking about positive things.I'm in the fight of my life and at the end I know I will be happy,as always guys wishing you all good stomach and digestive health sending all my love. xoxoxo :-)

Marsky
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   Posted 7/2/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
It may sound boring and not very adventurous, but eating plain foods that agree with my gut here at home are better than take out (and saves $ along the way too). You're probably onto something here jt80. A decision that will no doubt help you. I know I pay the price if don't eat the foods that are on my diet. I can sometimes go a day or two straying from it but in the end, I pay for this diversion.

I think you'll feel better if you prepare your own food for a while.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


Marsky
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   Posted 7/3/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
So jt80, how did your home cooked meal turn out? I hope you felt better after preparing your own food.

We so rarely eat out (for health reasons first and foremost, heart disease and stroke runs in my husband's family and now for budget reasons). You have no idea how tired I am somedays of cooking, yet another meal. But at the end of the day, I actually feel so much better because I cooked foods/entrees I knew I could digest easily. I sometimes make 3 different types of meals - high fiber for hubby, low fiber for me, vegetarian for my oldest daughter. I have so pots and pans on the stove (white rice for me, brown for hubby, etc., etc.), it's a juggling act but again, everyone says they feel better b/c they ate what they needed to. My husband has had diverticulosis so he needs the high fiber.

Now after all this you'd think my youngest daughter is not picky - Ha, I wish that were true. She complains that I didn't make hollandaise (sp?) sauce for fresh asparagus, or something absurd like this - I just want to shake her silly. This is when I launch into my routine - do you think this is a restaurant and I am your short order cook? LOL

Check in when you can. Hoping you discovered the benefits of preparing your own food at home.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


Marsky
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   Posted 7/5/2009 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
jt - someone posted you may have a sensitivity to gluten but now I see the post was deleted. I had the blood test a few weeks to determine if I have food sensitivities and find out the results on Tuesday. I'm hoping something jumps right off the page that I will know for certain to avoid in the future.

Have you had this testing done? My only expense was my office copay (hefty amount, $60 but that's our excellent, not, insurance for you.....) then the testing fee. Since my insurance wouldn't cover this blood test, they had a flat rate for patients if this occurred, my bill was $85 for testing (I chose not to have the rotation diet made specifically for my results, I know I can't eat high fiber but you may benefit from a rotation diet, that fee would have been $145). Either way, approx. $200 is well worth it to find out if something is bothering your system.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


jt80
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 333
   Posted 7/5/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been tested for gluten and had a food allergy test and they came back normal.I will ask to be tested for them again cause I feel they may have missed something.

Marsky
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   Posted 7/5/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
My apologies, I must have missed that detail. I would ask again if they missed something, couldn't hurt to at least ask them.

I'm sorry you're struggling so much jt80. My heart goes out to you......I wish we had the capacity to PM other members. For some vague reason I think you and I got off on the wrong foot a few months ago. I'm only trying to help and listen.

Hugs going out to you!

Mary
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


jt80
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 333
   Posted 7/6/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Marsky I dont remember any bad vibes from you you have always had nice words to say to me your ok in my book.

Marsky
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   Posted 7/6/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, good, just a vague vibe I got and I worried it was something I had done. Good to know you didn't take any of past posts in a negative light because that's the last thing I want to do!

Wising you better days ahead, as always.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


MaxieJ
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   Posted 7/17/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
nono  I agree, whenever I eat take out, chinese especially or even go out to eat, symptoms are far worse. The grease, fat and oils used reak havoc on my digestive tract. Its much better to eat foods that you prepare. Restaurant food / fast food often time cause problems for persons w/o IBS imagine people like us DOUBLE TROUBLE!
 
 
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