Has anyone experimented will different foods after their ileostomy? I normally eat the same things because I do not like surprises. However, today I was an hour from home and very hungry. I never know what to eat while I am out and about. I am allergic to wheat so I have to avoid hamburgers, breaded items, and subway sandwiches. I went to Wendy's and got a small side salad and a small chili. I ate 1/2 of both items. My stomach has been girggling like crazy! When I push on my tummy, foods will come out of my stoma but nothing seems to want to come out of its own. I am not sure if I am paranoid, if I should be more patient (it has only been 3.5 hours since I ate), or if these foods are a big NO NO.
I normally stick with the low residue diet regimine that I was given in the hospital.
Remember a while ago when I talked about "if the food dissolves in water - you know you shouldn't have a problem"? Well, the skins on the kidney beans are hard to digest for me (I just had Wendy's chili yesterday too!) Just be sure to chew well and drink fluids. Lettuce is another one of those that I eat carefully. Usually I eat it after I have eaten something I KNOW won't bother me. ie. when I order a steak and baked potato and salad, I don't eat my salad before my meal.... I eat it with my meal.
Be careful eating a lot of fiberous foods - ileostomies digest differently than colostomies or the regular digestive tract. High fiber foods do not necessarily clean you out. Just be careful and drink plenty of fluids. Skins, peels, seeds all can come out undigested...
You will be fine - drinking lots of water, which I know you do and staying active, which we all know you are the poster child of!!! Experiment with small portions, maybe mix new stuff with old just to see if there is any difference. You know, the "known" vs. "unknown" process of elimination.
"sticky"? HMMMM - I'm stumped. Maybe someone else can chime in on this one?! You got me,
What about grapefruit? I have 5 large, juicy, yummy pink grapfruit calling my name and I want to eat them!!! know that I cannot have diced tomatoes, salads, or foods with seeds. I can eat these things but they take over 24 hours to pass...and that is a long time for an ostomy. I have not had fruit yet...no bananas, apples, oranges. However, I have had prunes without major problems.
Thanks for your thoughts.
IMO only ---- be very careful of the seeds & try NOT to eat the membrane on the outside of the slices (just inside that is more tender). A little won't hurt, but don't overdo the first time around. I'm sure others will post that they don't have any problems with them.... I, personally, do have to be careful of the membranes. (FYI - If I eat canned mandarin oranges - no problem. If I peel and eat a fresh orange incl all the membranes - I have a problem.)
Yep - I do that too Summer (when I'm home alone!!) You know what is good - when you go out to eat at a Chinese restaurant buffet and they have those oranges cut like into quarters... perfect to eat the part we can!.
Tell me again about how much fluids you drink in a day? Any coffee, tea?
I'm not sure exactly what carrot juice would do to my output, but I can tell you that the muffins, tho they sound delicious, would definitely slow things down for me quite a bit. I would be able to eat them under certain circumstances, like as dessert after a meal. Certainly would not be able to eat them on an empty stomach- too much fiber for me.
It sounds like you drink enough fluids to float away - no river needed!! Good for you. I've been working on drinking more and did really well over the summer. It is harder for me to drink in the winter tho.
Here's a thought and might be worth experimenting with ---- ANOTHER challenge
What happens to your output if you eat something like Fried chicken? I know that you eat really healthy and you miss your veggies and fruit and all, but I am curious what happens when you eat something with more fat in it, maybe even pork chops? Personally, fat increases my output. Not necessarily french fries because the potato slows it down, but definitely fried chicken, pork chops, etc. Are you up for the experiment???