Jpouchers: do not eat granola!

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B'Dereh
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   Posted 9/9/2012 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I came home late last night after a concert with friends in Potsdam. Hungry. The guys who had lived in my apartment in August had left a big box of Jordan's granola. So the easiest thing to do was eat a bowl of this with soy milk and the stuff got very soft, so I thought it would be alright. The consequences were having to get up for extensive pooing four times in the night, and again at 8 in the morning. This is not exactly catastrophic but I usually am very careful about when I eat to keep the night-time wake-ups to a minimum because I'm a big sleep-enough freak.

Christine1946
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   Posted 9/9/2012 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
     Wow...good to know.  I believe the oat bran makes things kinda thick too.  Be careful!

Subzeromambo
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   Posted 9/9/2012 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
You poor thing! Granola is very high fiber. I can eat it in the morning but in small quantities.
Diagnosed 1987 with lower left ulcerative colitis. Hospitalized often. Mega toxic pan colitis Dec. 1999. Perforated colon and total colectomy April 2011. First j-pouch surgery March 8, 2012. Six other damaged organs removed at that time. Ileostomy reversal June 26, 2012.

suebear
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   Posted 9/9/2012 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
You have to remember, that if something effects you negatively, it might not effect another jpoucher the same way. We are all different. I can eat granola with no problem, but applesauce goes right through. For many jpouchers, applesauce is a thickener. There is no off-limits food for any of us but we all have foods that may give us higher frequency.

Sue
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Ulcerative Colitis- 1987-2001
2001- opted for j-pouch surgery

ByeByeUC
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   Posted 9/9/2012 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue is right, we are all different. I eat granola everyday. My sister has a j pouch too and I can eat things she can't and visa versa. Sorry it threw you for a loop but also don't assume you can never have it again. Try it again in a few months. In the beginning I could never eat tomato sauce....it would kill me. Now I can have it no problem.
Marianne

DX UC in 2005. Family history of UC.
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs!! Very happy with my results of this surgery-got my life back! :)

run4pancakes
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   Posted 9/12/2012 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I eat granola with yogurt pretty regularly but it is a small portion. Sorry you had to lose out on sleep, I hate that! If you like granola then you might try a smaller portion down the road and see how it treats you. I have certain foods that I know are going to mean extra bathroom trips. Sometimes I decide to eat them and sometimes I skip them if I don't want to mess with it.
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery 3/22/11, Step 2 10/20/2011, Step 3 1/24/12
http://life-takes-guts.blogspot.com/

Ju330
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   Posted 9/12/2012 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I have found granola does the same thing to me... just plain oatmeal multiplies into a lot of extra bathroom trips, as well. Our young jpouches are still learning, though, and hopefully in the future things will be different!
Diagnosed with UC in 2000. Took lots of different meds, including Remicade and Humira. Decided to get rid of my colon and go for the jpouch. Life has never been better for me!

Step 1/end ileostomy- 10/18/11
Step 2/takedown- 1/24/12
Emergency surgery for abscess/leak in jpouch- 2/12/12
Takedown #2- 5/22/12

B'Dereh
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   Posted 9/12/2012 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree, and I also agree that the same foods will not be processed in the same way by different people. It's not the jpouch that's producing the volume but the small intestine. I'll try it again in a couple of months. Thanks to everyone who responded.
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