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RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/14/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
So...before I had my surgery it was so fun and interesting to read a thread that discussed the funky things we find in our bags!  turn  and a little blush
 
I of course hadn't received my 'accessory' yet and it was kind of a fair warning about what to expect about certain foods...like colored drinks...I wasn't completely alarmed but was kind of weirded out the color of my output after I started drinking a pomegranite/cherry Crystal Light!  Dark Red?!? 
 
I also think it's weird how so much of our foods just pass right through and are pretty much in tact when we empty...gross I know...but seriously...it happens!
 
I personally think rice is an interesting food to eat as an ostomate...but I think lettuce (especially shredded) is NASTY!  rolleyes
 
Coffee makes Penelope extremely social, so I try to always drink it with milk or something and that sometimes helps. 
 
I have also found there are tons of foods that I use a little extra M9 on just b/c the odor is horrific! shocked   I won't get into detail about those specific foods but I'm sure you all know which ones I mean!!!!
 
Now, on a different note, what is your experience with shrimp and crab meat?  I'm really looking forward to going to a local casino for the crableg buffet!  YUMMY!!!!  However, I am a little nervous... yeah  
 
Have a wonderful day guys!!!!
 
smurf 
: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Comber
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   Posted 2/14/2010 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello!  Crab is my favorite food and i to was a little worried.  From my experience it goes through me very fast!  I wouldnt even be done eating and i would need to go empty my bag because it was already full of pure liquid.  This slowed down after a bucket or so of crab!!  But for the next few hours after eating crab it was always pure liquid for me.  It was also a lime green color!! Weird, i know.  But this is what i experienced. 

RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/14/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Comber!  You see, I'm glad you told me of the color and everything and that you survived!  yeah   I'll definitely bring my travel bag in with me and prepare to use it wink

Thanks again!!!!

smurf 


: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/14/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have a problem with crab and in fact it is the only 'fish' I'll eat!! I think I am afraid of shrimp because I might forget to chew:(

Have fun at the casino!!

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   Posted 2/14/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I love crab, shrimp, & fish in general. Any meat and fat really lol. I eat pretty much zero carb. Everyone is different, but--I've found if I eat a hardboiled egg prior to a meal it will slow things down dramatically for the rest of the day. Why I have no idea. Brie or Blue cheese has a similar effect, but not as long lasting. Also drinking large amounts of booze will stop production pretty much immediatly and for long periods. Experiment a bit, you'll figure out what slows you down and speeds you up!

BTW there are authors that argue that if your urine or output smells, you're not eating healthy. Healthy individuals eating a healthy diet for them have odorless urine/output. If I eat zero carb i'm totally odorless...

Anyways just my observations

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


andorable
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   Posted 2/15/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I love all seafoods too but don't often eat it cause as you said earlier there are certain foods that smell nasty when they go through and believe me seafood is one of those (it is disgusting). However I would never give it up completely its too yummy to do that :-) Enjoy!

RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/15/2010 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Uhm...no carbs?  Really?  shocked    Actually, I did try that when I was in my ealry 20's and it was hard on my body for some reason...I'm sure I wasn't supplimenting correctly.  Then as for the meat thing...not really a fan!  I would rather go a lifetime without meat than carbs!  smilewinkgrin

I haven't necessarily paid attention to the foods that slow my output process...I just normally pop Immodium when I feel the need. 

I like eggs though...I normally have one every morning with my english muffin...and a little cheese YUM! 

I am really looking forward to oinking out at the buffet!  It's a bummer though, b/c it's a Friday night deal at the casino closest to me (but I guess I could always make the trip to KC for the AmeriStar buffet!!!!) and I'm teaching a class this Friday night so can't go...boo!!!!

But yum...crablegs...melted butter...mmmm...pruiny fingers!  turn

smurf 


: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Trigirl
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   Posted 2/15/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I love fish but find the smell disgusting. I do avoid it to some degree. Matter of fact there are some things I just don't want to cope with in the pouch and so don't eat anymore.

Lettuce isn't one of them. It is disgusting and hard to clean out but I like the crunch and knowing it doesn't have tons of calories (it's the dressing that's the killer).

I didn't chew an orange well the other day and was sick all night, and that was kind of scary. It really is strange to see the food come out almost like it went in. But then it doesn't seem so much like gross poo while I'm emptying.

I can tell which meal I ate that is coming out!! Do have a question though, Do some foods pass others on the way out? Seems like the other day I ate salad and then meat and veggies and then some cake for dessert and the cake came out before the salad?? Then the meat last? It seemed like it would just slide out in the order it went in? Can someone explain this all to me?

Oh, and RobinByrd have a great time!!
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
Trying


pam222
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   Posted 2/15/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Trigirl, yeah it makes sense that certain foods would digest slower, as some are harder on your system, they have different amounts of vitamins/nutrients to absorb, stuff like that
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08
Asacol, Prednisone, 3 infusions of Remicade with no success
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Fistula Repair
Now just trying to make it 6 months until we can try the next surgery again
Imodium (4/day), Questran (3/day), Zantac (2/day), Zofran (as needed), Reglan (4/day), Probiotics


Trigirl
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   Posted 2/15/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Pam222-Never thought about it that way. Makes sense. Will quit thinking it's weird and go on with life!!
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
Trying


pam222
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   Posted 2/15/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
It still makes me think it's weird when I see something coming out the next day and I'm like "hey, isn't that chicken soup I ate for lunch yesterday?"
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08
Asacol, Prednisone, 3 infusions of Remicade with no success
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Fistula Repair
Now just trying to make it 6 months until we can try the next surgery again
Imodium (4/day), Questran (3/day), Zantac (2/day), Zofran (as needed), Reglan (4/day), Probiotics


Allison77
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   Posted 2/15/2010 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I will never eat pineapple again. With Oscar being a colostomy, most of the output is formed and I really have no idea what it was...but pineapple?? Im picking out the fiber's for days. So gross.

-Allie
-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
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summerstorm
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   Posted 2/17/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL ron, its bored so its working puzzles!
Allison-for pineapple, i suggest you only do this at home by the way, when you are eating it, spit out the toughest parts, chew them, that way you get the taste but aything that doesnt fall apart right away, just spit it out. I do the same with oranges.

Carrots are nasty to me, casue they come out exactly like they went in, same color and all! and they come out right away too! LIke within 30 minutes, they are out and gone.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


Allison77
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   Posted 2/17/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Really makes a person wonder....what exactly ARE we putting into our bodies, and is it worth eating if it comes out after only 1/2 hour?
Summerstorm- I don't like pineapple THAT much....lol. I can happily do without, now if I had to do with with seafood (no odour from Oscar) I'd be in trouble!!

-Allie
-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


Trigirl
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   Posted 2/17/2010 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Oranges had me in pain as they tried to work their way thru. I don't eat them often but that was scary, I thought for sure it was obstruction city coming up. So next time I did the Summerstorm idea and cut it up and just sucked out all the juice with very little fibre problems. Yeah carrots are pretty familiar looking coming out.

I don't like that the good healthy fiber stuff is harder to come out and clean up. Plus I am way more nervous about obstructions with it. May start a thread on that.
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
Trying


RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/17/2010 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I really haven't noticed the stringy issue with fruits...but I get worried sometimes as I'm chowing down on grapefruit!  I really haven't had pineapple since my surgery...maybe I'll try but in a cautious way...so now that I think about it, I do avoid quite a few foods without even thinking about it!  I guess that I've been able to adjust our meals, snacks, etc. around what is safe for me...wow...moment of awareness here! yeah
 
We did have dinner at Applebees this evening, and I had the mashed potatoes, which has potato skins...I believe that I chewed them well and tried to discard the super large pieces.  They're red potato skins anyway, so they're thin...but you never know what could happen!
 
And I agree about carrots...gross.  I used shredded carrots in my salads, which I am rethinking this b/c what's the point?  They do fly right through and do absolutely nothing for me.
 
I get confused sometimes because some foods pass through within 30min and others take half a day!  I should probably start monitoring this closer, but it always seems as though I have a thousand other things on my mind and trying to figure out the time between meals and outputting is never a priority wink
 
smurf 
: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/17/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
i love pineapple, one of the worst things about UC was no pineapple, i have literally eaten a whole pineapple in one day, i actually went through 3 in 2 days, and oh the juice is soooo good!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/17/2010 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Mmmmmm...fresh pineapple...YUM!!!!!  I've thought about getting one and just devouring it...but I normally get pulled to the grapefruit...which, come to think of it, the last time I had one my tummy hurt something awful for about a day.  Hmm.

I'm nervous about those potato skins now.  Oh well.  I'm going to run a bit on the treadmill tonight so hopefully the activity will help push it all through...I think I'll drink some grape juice too...just in case  wink

Leah, did you check out the See Kai Run shoes or 6pm.com ?  Just curious!  Oh, and I've been meaning to address your hearse comment in regards to my Pacifica...so here it is wink

...I have had ONLY larger SUVs ever since high school...Jeep Cherokee Laredo...then a Durango (which I LOVED) then my Mini-Mommy-Mobile the Pacifica.  I do like my Pacifica and I love the space it has!  We looked at Toyotas and Nissan cross-overs but weren't comfortable breathing one another's air and frankly I felt that my husband's elbow was in my ribcage.  wink   My Pacifica is black with the dark charcoal interior with a griege upper half and back tinted windows.  It's AWESOME!  But not as awesome as my future Buick Enclave will be  smilewinkgrin    (black of course)

Alrighty mrs. I've said my peace! yeah

smurf 


: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/17/2010 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah i looked at the shoes, they were super cute! I only had a minute to look though, i have to go back to see them again!

LOL about the car, i just cant drive SUV's i feel like im in a tank! I had to drive a friends suburban recently, which is literally twice as big, maybe more, than my car. I mean, if i were sitting in my car my head would be equal to where my butt was in that car! If i had had to park anywhere but my driveway it would have been a disaster, lol.
Anyway, the whole minivan/SUV thing also makes me feel to grown up, lol. DH says my car looks like something a 16 year old would by and trick out, and i so want to paint it bright orange, lol. Now, i gotta say i do like Jeep Cherokees, esp red ones. I used to have this huge crush on a guy who drove one, lol.
Anyway, totally offtopic, lol.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-

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