Foods that stick with you longer?

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Busybee69
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   Posted 4/26/2008 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
 Hello,
I would like to know if anyone has issues with eating?
What can you eat and keep down several hours before you have to to the bathroom?
I don't want to eat somedays because I end up in the bathroom soon after I eat. 
Depending on what I eat (10min to 2hrs).
Any reply would be appreciated.
 
Thanks,
Busybee69

lasbutterfly
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   Posted 4/26/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Busybee, I ate alot of peanut butter and crackers, and cheese and crackers. They calmed down my stomach and helped fill me up after surgery. Warm peppermint and chamomile tea helped, too..

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summerstorm
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   Posted 4/26/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah crackers are always good. and try a little coke or something like that, it will help maybe.
some foods make your output slower too, like french fries or bread.

Busybee69
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   Posted 4/26/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks
Does the peanut butter and cheese crackers stay with you for a couple of hours?
I want to eat something and then go shopping or to the movies and not worry I will have to go.

I will try the crackers and cheese. Peanut butter sends me right away and french fries does too. Maybe it is the oil in them.

I thank you for any advise.

Busybee69

summerstorm
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   Posted 4/26/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
is it making you throw up? or just coming out in your pouch too fast?

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   Posted 4/26/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Busybee69 said...
Depending on what I eat (10min to 2hrs).
When you start eating, it triggers the peristaltic motion of the gut (this is what pushes food through). When you say you're getting output 10 minutes after eating, this probably wouldn't be the meal you just ate - it would be a meal from at least a few hours before that's finally being pushed through into your bag to make room for the new food. 
My stoma always starts working at least by the time I'm half way through a meal (esp if I haven't eaten for a few hours).
Also remember - not eating will cause more gas so that's definitely not the way to go. It's best to keep a little something in your tummy at all times to try and combat it.
Good luck.

I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
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Busybee69
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   Posted 4/27/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
 
I believe I have given the wrong impression to you. I don't have an ileostomy.
 
I have had a colectomy. I still have my small bowel and rectum. 
My problem is when I eat I only have 10min to 2hrs., before I have to go to the bathroom.
 
I hope you have some suggestions of what I could eat that would stay with me longer periods of time.
 
I don't go out to dinner because of this, I guess; ( I am bathroom shy)
 
I don't feel comfortable using other bathrooms for that reason. I have a small bag packed with; extra panties, wipes, commode seat covers, pads plastic bag. I would be covered if needed to.
I feel embarrassed.
 
I would love to be able to go out to lunch with the girls or out to dinner with my husband.
 
If you know  anything that I could try to eat to help me, please tell me.
 
My body is also very weak because, I can't keep enough nutrition in me to give me fuel.
 
Thanks for any advise
 
Busybee69

flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/27/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Busybee,

I don't know any foods to suggest, but I can recommend taking two Imodium before leaving the house. They worked great for me before my ileostomy when I had active Crohn's and had to go to the bathroom sometimes up to 20 times a day.

Also, since you aren't fond of using public restrooms, I suggest finding a couple of restaurants that have private or semi-private restrooms that you feel comfortable using. I've noticed that the nicer the restaurant, the nicer the bathrooms. Some of them have doors that go all the way down to the floor for extra privacy. I must say that I became quite the bathroom aficionado when I had Crohn's!

I hope the Imodium helps slow things down, so you can go out and have a nice dinner with your hubby! :-)
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Small Bowel Obstruction Surgery in '08, caused by adhesions.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/27/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
yes stomach diseases do make you an expert on bathrooms, lol. If you are at some places like malls or walmarts they have family bathrooms, and some resturants have those also. Those are single batrhooms, seperate from others.
I agree with the immodium, i used to take five a day, and drink pepto to keep from going all the time.

Busybee69
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   Posted 4/28/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the advise.

Does the imodium constipate you, or just keep you from going every time you eat???

Busybee 69

I hope you have a pain-free day. And thanks for all your help!!!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Busybee,

The Imodium will not constipate you. It just keeps you from having to go every time you eat. When I had active Crohn's, I used to think of myself as having a "spastic" colon, and let me tell you, it was extremely hyper! The Imodium would calm it down, so I could get through the day and sleep through the night like a semi-normal person. :-)

Have you asked your doctor if what you're experiencing is normal? And, if so, have they told you about how long before things might calm down on their own? In the meantime, I hope the Imodium helps bring you some much-needed relief, so you can go out and have some fun!

Take care,
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Small Bowel Obstruction Surgery in '08, caused by adhesions.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/28/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
the immodium never made me stop up either, it just slowed it down. Now if i drank alot of pepto and immodium it would stop me up.

Busybee69
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   Posted 4/29/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both!!! :-)
 
My doctor does know. He told me before surgery that I would go from one extreme to another.
 
I couldn't go at all now I go all day and night. He also told me to be patient it takes months before you know what you can eat and how much time you have before you have to go.
 
He (my surgeon) reminds me it's a long recovery. In time I will get this down to a science!
 
I will try the imodium.
 
Have a great day !!!!!
 
Busybee 69
 

EricaM
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   Posted 4/29/2008 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
marshmellows always work for me! Bananas too!
Erica
Crohn's and Ostomy in 2004

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