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jblue65
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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a colectomy and illeostomy 2weeks ago. Can I drink coffee???? I don;t have a problem with milk or sugar.

How about soda? I did hear not to use a straw.
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg


Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


2 RIS K
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   Posted 3/27/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Jackie, I had my colectomy in September of 08 and had a temp ileo until December 08. I don't drink coffee but I did drink soda and I also drank it out of a straw. I didn't have any problems, but have you talked to your doctor about it? I know some doctors have different philosophies on different things and might have a preference for you based on your actual situation but I just wanted to give you my experience.

Good luck to you!
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
Still adjusting to life without my large intestine...
 
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summerstorm
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   Posted 3/27/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
you can drink coffee, but it can speed up output, and soda can give you more gas esp if you dont drink it much. i drink soda out of a straw plenty of times, BUT i have had my ileo for almost two years and at first it did give me horrible gas to do it, so if i were you i would wait a little while before i started drinkign from a straw and you might wait a little on coffee, or use decaf until your output slows down some more.

jblue65
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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
so output will slow down even if I am eating regularly? My appetite has definitely come back ( well almost back to normal). This of course causes more output.

Yeah- I think I will wait to try coffee. It has been 6 months since I had any; i guess I can wait some more time.

turn
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg


Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


moreglorydays
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   Posted 3/27/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I drink a cup of coffee each morning, but then drink a glass of juice and a glass of water, because coffee can be dehydrating. I figure the juice cancels out the coffee, and the water is my first glass of 8 for the day. Sometimes the coffee makes my output more watery. I eat oatmeal with my coffee, which I think helps with that, too. Our bodies are just our personal science experiments, aren't they?! When I first got home from the hospital I was drinking tea, but after a few weeks the aroma of the coffee being brewed was too hard to resist.
scheduled for permanent ileostomy surgery 2/19 proctocolectomy with permanent ileostomy 2/19
tried asacol, rowasa, remicade, humira
currently on 40 mgs.10 mgs  5mgs. prednisone, 20mgs and tapering every ten days
51 years young


suebear
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   Posted 3/27/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   

Why deprive yourself any longer?  Go ahead and drink coffee or soda!

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


jblue65
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   Posted 3/27/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
You are so right.... I think I will try half a cup tomorrow morning.

Thanks guys
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg


Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


lentil
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   Posted 3/27/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I started drinking coffee again about 4 weeks after my ileostomy surgery. I drink about 2-3 cups when I get up (I have a 1 year old who refuses to SLEEP, lol) and just make sure to drink lots of water the rest of the day so I don't get dehydrated. Enjoy some coffee jblue, you deserve it! :)

flchurchlady
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   Posted 3/27/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Sure, you can have coffee and soda. I usually drink a cup of coffee in the morning and have a Coke Zero in the afternoon. Enjoy! :-)
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


peggy113
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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink decaf latte with sugar every morning --- with lots of milk. I usually eat a banana and bagel .... the banana cancels out the decaf and my output isn't so watery. LOVE my morning coffe. But I gave up caffeine and sodas 1 1/2 years ago. I get enough caffeine from chocolate!!!!! (And that even speeds up my output.) I think elimininating caffeine and soda had helped me to gain back some weight by not filling me up with "empty calories" and not speeding up my metabolism any more than it already is! Yep, every single one of our bodies are a little different and respond a little differently to food and beverage, that's fer sure!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
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vette guy
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   Posted 3/28/2009 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Coffee is it's own food group in my house, so the answer to your question is YES!!!

jblue65
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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I took your advice and had some coffee and it was good!!!!!

I didnt sleep well last night - still in pain and I really needed the boost this morning.
Best part- didn't poop in my pants. I had french toast and some bacon too.

YEAH!!!
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg


Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/28/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I LOVE my Starbucks Carmel Macchiatos:) I drink several cups a day (regular coffee, that is!) and just expect a higher output...which doesn't bother me so I don't do anything to counter act it anymore.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 3/29/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Starbuck's Caramel Macchiatos are my favorite, too! I've been trying to cut down my calories lately, so I've been making my morning lattes at home. I heat up fat free organic milk with sugar free hazelnut creamer and then add some regular coffee with a packet of Stevia. It's sweet and tasty, but fat free and sugar free! Yum! turn


Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


lentil
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   Posted 3/29/2009 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
flchurchlady said...
Starbuck's Caramel Macchiatos are my favorite, too! I've been trying to cut down my calories lately, so I've been making my morning lattes at home. I heat up fat free organic milk with sugar free hazelnut creamer and then add some regular coffee with a packet of Stevia. It's sweet and tasty, but fat free and sugar free! Yum! [img]/community/emoticons/turn.gif[/img]


Wow, that sounds really good! I may have to steal your recipe if you don't mind flchurchlady! wink

peggy113
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   Posted 3/29/2009 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
We make our own lattes here at home every morning. Before I switched to decaf a few years ago, we drank hazelnut flavored coffee (8 o'clock brand) every morning. By the time I added lots of hot milk and a little 1/2 plus my sugar --- well, I guess it was like a carmel macchiato! But certainly not fat free! I switched to decaf (columbian coffee),, but DH is still drinking the hazelnut coffee. I can't hardly tolerate caffeinated beverages any more. It just feels like my heart is gonna beat outta my chest and I don't have any heart issues. Weird, huh? Love my cheapie, at home cappucine/latte machine!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/30/2009 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Cecilia! That is funny...about 5 months ago we bought one of the Keurig coffee makers and for Christmas my hubby got me the "milk frother" so I make mine at home most of the time, too! I don't mind the sugar, so I buy the vanilla syrup from Starbucks, but I do use organic non-fat milk to cut out some calories...I think they taste so much better when you can "customize" them the way you really like them...PLUS I save a TON of $$$$$$$$$
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