J Poucher - pls suggest high calorie diet

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PSA
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   Posted 8/3/2009 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
As you all know, I am a J poucher.

My problem is I can hardly digest anything and most of the things either cause too much of blockages or frequent motions (butt burns) etc. For the last 4 years, only diet I can have is about 300 grams of home made cheese - properly cooked in tomatto and two small home made breads (Chappatis), in lunch and dinner. I can digest about 10 biscuits which I take in breakfast. Nothing else. I know this does not make the 2300 calories which I need for my body. I am suspected case of Crohn's disease and have a big incisional hernia.

That is my main concern. May I request you to please suggest me low residue, high calorie diet. Thanks.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
 
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
 
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
 
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


suebear
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   Posted 8/4/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry about your diet; I don't have any problems with any foods but you might be on to something when you say that your hernia might be responsible (adhesions)? The only thing I can recommend that would be high calorie and low residue is high calorie shakes. Carnation makes a brand that packs 500 calories per drink. They are ordered online; not sure if you can get them in India, though. These shakes were prescribed to a friend of mine who had cancer and couldn't eat solid food. They helped her to keep weight on and worked!

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


PSA
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   Posted 8/4/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks suebear. I would look for these shakes.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
 
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
 
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
 
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


suebear
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   Posted 8/4/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Or check out Benecalorie. It's a 1.5oz additive for food that has 330 calories. You can read about it and order it at www. nestlenutritionstore.com
If you added that to your 3 meals per day you could get an additional 1000 calories without impacting your output!

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


glaciergrl
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Total Posts : 269
   Posted 8/7/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
There is also a product called Modulen which is easy to digest. I used it when I had bad UC flares. You can even get flavor packets. Good luck!

Holly
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006


PSA
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   Posted 8/8/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much Holly and Suebear. I really appreciate it. I will try to have them.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
 
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
 
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
 
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 

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