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sammies
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   Posted 5/12/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
So I was doing quite well last week. My cramping had begun to settle down and my energy was significantly better. Saturday night, I cooked a scallop dish with bread crumbs and a little butter. Made a squash/potato soup and was on my third day of just one piece of cantelope per day. Well, KABOOM. HUGE output and the D, D, D. Woke up and was surprised (and thankful) the bag was holding on b/c I didn't think these bags could hold that much. I had just emptied it 2 hours ago.

Anybody else have issues with scallops or cantelope? I seriously could have reserved the chewed up scallops. No digestion at all. And now, I'm still in pain. I'm at 10 weeks from surgery and am so very frustated. I can't seem to add foods---back to broth and bread. Lost 5 lbs.

I know it isn't a big deal but ---UGH.
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; propranolol and xanax; been on a ton of crohn's meds; praying to get through each day.


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/12/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
sammies--hang in there...your body is having a hard time adjusting to the 'new' you!  I'm not a fish eater, but I've been told to be careful with scallops and shrimp since they don't digest and can cause blockages skull
 
You should try the melon again...that might have just been a casualty of the scallops.
 
Did you end up going to your students presentations?

Bella_lostmybag
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   Posted 5/13/2009 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
My surgeon forbid me to eat fruit for awhile bc it can casue a blockage. And on the paper they gave me it said stay away from seafood..which I dont ever listen haha and sure enough I got a blockage from fruit =( And i noticed when I ate crab legs my output was more. So maybe it just causes D..certain foods can. Try it again and see what happens =D
17, SENIOR in high school
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis on March 18,2008
Step1 Ileostomy on Nov.19,2008
Step 2 April 29th!!
 
"The past is history, the future is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present"


Marsky
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   Posted 5/13/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Back when I had a temp. colostomy, I had about 4 oz of fresh blueberries.

My stool turned an army green color and the bag filled every 10 minutes or so. This went on for a few hours. My doctor said later to never eat berries - they're filled with hundreds of seeds.

Even now, 10 years post-takedown, I avoid all berries - blueberry, red raspberry, blackberry, strawberry.....I even go easy on fresh pineapple and kiwi. All of it is so good for our health but wreak havoc on touchy GI tracts.

Beware!
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!


sammies
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm finally finding some other folks on low residue diets for most of the time. I'm wondering if I just have to really keep it simple for a very long time. Going to see GI on Friday. He suspects small obstruction.

OHIO76--thanks for asking and remembering. I did not go to my students' presentation. Ultimately, I realized my presence could have been quite a distraction. I did not want to break down and cry, nor did I want to draw from their attention to my sub. Lastly, the thought of all those parents and kids trying to hug me and share germs or ask questions--which I'm sure would be of genuine concern but even so--freaked me out. I guess you can say I chickened out.

I did attend a smaller presentation on Saturday. it was in a much bigger space and involved far fewer students. I snuck in 5 mins late. My colleague recognized me from the stage and then announced that I would have to leave directly after the concert so no hugs and kisses. She did this on her own and I was thankful!
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; propranolol and xanax; been on a ton of crohn's meds; praying to get through each day.


Marsky
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   Posted 5/13/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
sammies - I work part time for a school district, in the cafeteria, of all places! Surrounded by food but we're so busy we never get to eat anyway........

Lately I've been wondering if a gluten free diet for 2 weeks would help me or not. I need to eat plain foods and plain white rice is one of the easiest foods I can digest. Bananas, etc. I've been reading a gluten free diet book and symptoms of wheat sensitivities/allergies match up to my symptoms.

But I'm waiting until summer to try something new.

I also am a believer in smaller meals, not 3 large ones. I haven't been able to eat a very large meal in years. I feel so much better if I eat lightly (cup of soup, half sandwich, etc.).

You could try that too. Much smaller portions but 4 to 6 times a day, not 3 times a day.
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/13/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
well i have eaten (literally) probably a pound of strawberries today! I got some at a produce stand and they are soooo good, so sweet they didnt even need sugar! i was driving down the road eating them like chips, dirt and all, so much better when you dont wash them, lol.
Doing ok so far, lol.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/14/2009 4:10 AM (GMT -6)   
wow...summerstorm...it must me nice to live where it is warm--STRAWBERRIES--at a stand!! We had a frost the other night!!

Sammies--glad you were able to see some of your students! I think that was the better way to do it:)

Don't worry too much about staying on low residue for longer than others...remember you've been malnourished and your body has to take baby steps in its recovery. Make sure you get a lot of protein to help with your recovery your body will thank you for it!! Are you getting out to walk? That will help with your frame of mind, too...

awesomeame
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   Posted 5/29/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the same results after eating cantalope. Any fiberous foods just make my output crazy, I try to limit all veggies and fruits. Meat/seafood is no problem for me, I eat 1lb of scallops or 1lb of shrimp on a pretty regular basis

Matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


jblue65
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   Posted 5/29/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
It took me a while ( 2 months) after colostomy to eat salad... I had heard that salad could cause blockages. I love salads so I just recently started eating lettuce and small pieces of tomato. I am in heaven. I haven't heard that fruit could cause blockages- except for the skin or peel. I am also so scared to have a blockage. But cantaloupe- any melon has lots of water so that could explain the need to empty the bag more oftern.

I think drinking lots of water helps too. I am still wondering why if I stop eating at 7:00 pm I have to empty my bag at least two times in the middle of the night. I mean the bags are full......
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps
Step 2- June 23rd
Step 3- TBA

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