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Ash83
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   Posted 1/29/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
For those of you that have eaten any of these foods, did you have any problems?
 
 
 
Twizzlers
Broccoli(not stems)
Iceberg/Romaine lettuce
Chick peas
Raw onions
 
 

donut
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   Posted 1/29/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been wanting to try broccoli but have been afraid of causing a problem. I will also hope to hear what others say about it. I had a burger that had chopped onion (cooked) and no matter how much I tried to chew it, it came out as it went in. Didn't really have any problem passing it, but I don't think I will have it again because it might cause a bockage if not chewed well enough. I didn't have Twizzlers, but I did have Gummi Bears and they were fine. I think those sugary candies jut melt in your stomach!

peggy113
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   Posted 1/29/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Chick peas don't digest well for me - a few are ok tho
Raw Onions - smelly pouch

The others don't bother me, esp the Twizzlers, if eaten in moderation.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


peggy113
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   Posted 1/29/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Try them one at a time in moderation!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Amey
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   Posted 1/29/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Ash,

I have had sugar-free twizzlers. However, I never eat more than 2 a day. I use chick peas to make humus and I did not have any problems with that either. I do not have motility problem so my meals are very small. I think I ate 2 TBS of the humus with corn chips.

You'll never really know how YOU react specifically until you try something. You may react better than other when it comes to certain foods. So, add a little lettuce to your sandwich and let us know what happens.
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
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flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/29/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Ash,
I've eaten them all without any problems. So, go ahead and enjoy! :-)

Cecilia
 
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy & ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


peggy113
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   Posted 1/29/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   

I just had a 9" sub sandwich this afternoon with turkey, lettuce, tomatoe, alfalfa sprouts and mayo.. MMMMM!   I don't have a problem with it.  The sprouts digest pretty well.  I even get extra sprouts on it!

For me, the key is to eat the problem stuff with food that I know is ok, kinda mix it all up!  Works great for me.  I even eat salad with romaine lettuce but I found if I eat it with my meals, my stool isn't quite as watery.  That's just me tho.


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


donut
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   Posted 1/29/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been nervous about what to eat since I had my surgery. They gave me the list of foods to avoid and the ones that can cause a blockage. That blockage thing really scares me..don't want any more complications than I already have had. I got brave and had some broccoli with dinner tonight..just made sure it was cooked really well and I didn't eat too much. Also.I got some liquid Centrum vitamins because I read that some vitamins don't dissolve and just come out whole in the bag. Is there a reason that I read about Flintstone vitamins? Are the chewables better. I wonder if the liquid vitamins just run through without giving me the benefit.

summerstorm
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   Posted 1/29/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
i have eaten broccoli, not the stems though, they are icky! and lettuce i buy the shredded kind, then i don't have to worry so much about it. I haven't eaten the other two things, cause i don't like them. but you should just try a little tiny bit, and drink lots of water! i think you will probably be fine.
why would twizzlers cause a problem?

vette guy
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   Posted 1/30/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I've eaten them all without any problems. With the exception of the Twizzlers, it sounds like a pretty good salad. However you might want to limit the amount of brocolli and onions as they can give you a lot of gas.

tbraz
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   Posted 1/30/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Twizzlers will cause your output to have red in it, girlfriend of mine who has an ostomy thought she was bleeding until she figured it out!
CD diagnosed in 1991
Only one serious flare up in 1998 and again in July 2007
Total colectomy August 2007 now saying UC
2nd step J-pouch formation -January 2008
Takedown hopefully by April 2008


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/30/2008 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
yes do remember that about the red foods, lol
my grandma had baked popcorn the other night, it didn't have the seeds in it, i didn't try it, i don't like popcorn, but ya'll might want to look into that

Amey
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   Posted 1/31/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
What is wrong with popcorn anyway? I LOVE popcprn but have been too scared to eat it. Do the kernals get stuck?
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


vette guy
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   Posted 1/31/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My surgeon told me I can eat whatever I want as long as you chew it really well. He said, though, the only exception is popcorn. I was told to NEVER eat popcorn again, no matter how small the serving. He said that the hard kernals can cause real problems

Gillcom
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   Posted 2/4/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Woohoo! Well done Ash,

Has there been movement through your bag yet?
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/4/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Ash,
I'm glad you were adventurous and tried lettuce! My favorite is romaine. I eat it all the time in salads and on sandwiches without any problems.

I also stay away from popcorn, because I don't like the thought of what those little sharp edges might do to my healthy small intestine. It's just not worth the risk to me. A good alternative to popcorn are cheddar and caramel flavored rice cakes.

Enjoy!
Cecilia

Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Pain free, med free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Gillcom
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   Posted 2/4/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good then, have the rest that's left in the fridge!!!
I have to admit i eat everything even popcorn, any kind of lettuce, mushrooms although i see them come out they way they went in,YUK! but i love them, i suppose i have maybe been lucky but there you go.

So go on enjoy your salad!

Gillian x
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


peggy113
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   Posted 2/4/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband really likes Salmon cakes - you know, the ones that you make from the canned salmon with bread crumbs, egg, etc, and lightly brown them.  Well, I just made them for him, being careful to pick out the little round bones, but I noticed a ton of other little toothpick-like bones that I didn't bother to pick out for him.  They just disappeared when I mixed up the salmon.   I'm not a huge fan of fish, but they look really good.  I am hesitant to try them.  My mom used to make salmon cakes with albacore tuna - my dad didn't like the bones in salmon!  So what do ya think?  Should I even go for it?

Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Amey
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   Posted 2/5/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I love Pirate's Booty but I just can't get past the smell...stinky! I have to stick with Cece on this one...rice cakes are great and they are wheat free which is perfect for me :o)
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


donut
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   Posted 2/5/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Peggy- I have made salmon cakes several times since my ileostomy in December. I left the bones in, and I thought maybe I shouldn't, but I had no problem. I think the bones are so soft that it doesn't matter. They are supposed to be a great source of calcium. I had crab cakes at a restaurant and then read in my post op instructions that I wasn't supposed to eat shellfish. They didn't give me any problems, though.

Amey
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   Posted 2/5/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I decieded to add a little lettuce to my tuna today. Usually, I just have a tuna salad with no real salad, just tuna. Now the tuna has past but not the lettuce.

Any thoughts?
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


peggy113
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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Donut,

Thanks --- I eat crabcakes, crabmeat, even shrimp (only a couple at a time tho).   In fact, I ate an appetizer today with crabmeat (cream cheese/crabmeat/cocktail sauce ---  just layer them in that order on a serving plate).  Spread on crackers.  I think I ate enough for 2 people.

Eating the salmon kinda just scared me.  I guess it was the idea of the bones.    BTW, hubby said they were wonderful, but I didn't eat them. 

 

 


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Peggy,
I agree with Donut and think the bones in the canned salmon are so soft that you'll be able to chew them right up. How about the next time you make salmon cakes, take a bite of one and see how it goes. If you can feel sharp bones in your mouth while you're chewing, you can spit it out instead of swallowing.
Cecilia

Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Pain free, med free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/5/2008 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
do you think it's safe to eat the bones? i mean regardless of the bag or not, that seems dangerous to me
I don't know why you shouldn't eat seafood, i eat fish all the time! that's what happens when you work in a fish camp, lol.

peggy113
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   Posted 2/6/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if it is safe - never at them, but might have to try them some day!

Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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