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Chasblah
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   Posted 4/10/2010 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
whew. i had a bad night last night.
Yesterday at work, I had some carrots for a snack and I had to eat them fast. too fast to chew as well as i should've.
It caused an obstruction. the worst one i've had. I was very close to going to the hospital...but I really really didn't want to.
It started at about 8 p.m. and I was up all night trying to get some relief. confused
I massaged my abdomen, drank tons of water, changed positions constantly, and put a heating pad on my belly.
Finally, around 4 a.m., it must've resolved. that's when I could fall asleep, so i must not have been that uncomfortable. I told myself if it hadn't resolved by the morning, then I'd go to the hosp. So glad it did.
I think I know right where the obstructions happen, b/c that's where the pain radiated from. It's at the area where my old stoma was and I had drains coming out of that area. So, I'm sure there is scar tissue in that area.
Today my belly just feels raw and irritated. I took it easy and ate mild food.
I'll be extra careful next time eat carrots.
but I just thought I'd share.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


esoR
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   Posted 4/10/2010 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I wouldn't dare eat a carrot to begin with. I'm so glad your obstruction passed. I had 2 food obstructions on mashed potato and banana; both of which passed after 10 hours of walking and about 2 gallons on hot tea. I now eat seriously bland food permanently. Rosemary

fish1
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   Posted 4/11/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow I would not dare to eat raw carrots! I have not had any issues since my post op problems withe the illo not waking up and working right. I can tell you after not having it work right for 2 weeks I am very careful of what I eat
I am glad it worked itself out.......
50 yr old man, Colon Cancer survivor 2005
90 % of colon removed 2005 The rest 2-23-10
Illistomy scheduled for Feb-23-10 Done!
Healing up March 2010
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Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 4/11/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Yikes...not fun:( I eat carrots, too, and just chew a lot! Next time you'll chew more, right?!!!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/12/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
shredded carrots are the solution! they are already partly chewed up, lol.
Or even the little chips.
i dont eat them anymore because i dont like to see them in the toilet, yuck
I dont know if you have access to one, but a dip in the hottub helps with a blockage
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 4/12/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
You're braver than I am...I still avoid eating whole carrots and strictly stick with the bag of shredded ones.  I hope you're tummy is feeling better! 
 
What do you guys know of pickles?  Like the Closson pickle skin?  I just got a jar of the half pickles and had one this evening, and am a little concerned b/c the skin is kind of tough and I'm not sure if I chewed well enough. 
 
Oh Chassity...what will your poor tummy do to you next!?!  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


flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/13/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Chassity,
Sorry to hear about your carrot blockage. sad I'm SO glad it passed on its own without hospital intervention! yeah Been there way too many times... that NG tube is the absolute WORST!!

Robin,
I love Klaussen pickles, too! :-) I'll buy the ones that are cut into four parts and eat the inside, soft part and leave the skin. I peel tomatoes, too, and with celery, I eat the little inside pieces of the heart.

Rosemary,
I would have never thought that mashed potatoes and bananas would cause a blockage! But, it makes sense the more I think about it, since they both help thicken the output. They just thickened it a little too much for you.

I learn so much from all of you, so thanks for sharing your stories!

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


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/13/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
pickles havent caused me a problem, but they smell awful coming out and the seeds come out whole and float around, its gross, 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-


OzCrohnie
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   Posted 4/14/2010 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Was it a raw carrot or cooked one?

The STN is always telling me i should chew really well. But, I like quantitative instead of qualitative directions. As in I dont know what she means by "really well". I wish I did. So for the first month or so I basically chewed and chewed and chewed that much I had to constantly reheat my dinner (which was given to me half at a time due to the constant reheating). But now I just chew normally (ish).

I do eat cooked carrots (never raw), and often see them (and maybe potato too?) come out when I empty. I guess I've been lucky that I'm just chewing them to the right size that they fit through the tunnel :s
Male, 22, diagnosed with Crohn's at 13.
Medication: Salofalk, Infliximab infusions, Humira injections.
On and off Prednisone for years.
I pop Loperamide (aka Gastro-Stop) like candy!
Have had one, two, three, four colonoscopies.
Getting a (permanent) bag in February!
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Allison77
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   Posted 4/14/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I can eat carrots, but am totally weirded out by seeing them pass into the portable poo pouch the same way I swallowed them. I LOVE pickles, so much so that in the last week my hubby asked "whats with the pickles? Is there something going on I should know about??" LOL.

-Allie
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."


Chasblah
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   Posted 4/14/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
They were raw. I ate them really fast-I was hungry and still had to work. I've eaten them plenty of times before with no problems. In fact, the only thing I had ever had a problem with is marshmellows. Which makes since, because they swell when they get warm. I still eat marshmellows, I just make sure I drink lots of water in between bites and chew lots. And I've even since eaten carrots, but I chewed them into a mash.

I guess I live on the edge. lol.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


RobinByrd
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   Posted 4/14/2010 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   

You're funny Chassity...living on the edge!!!! turn

So my pickles are pretty scrumptious and absolutely NO issues!  Yay!!!!  I will say though that one food that never fails to cause me tummy trouble is corn.  Therefore, when I make my taco soup tomorrow I will be putting the can of corn through the food processor...I can't wait for lunch!

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

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