drinking aloud?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
32 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2 
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/1/2007 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
 
Does anybody know if we can drink alchoholic beverages after surgery? Well 6 months  after. I was asked to go see my cousins band play and I haven't really went out anywhere, but I would like to go, I am a little nervous though because I have this issue,the ostomy . But I 'm not sure of what I can and can't have? What do you all think? I really like sea breezes, mmmm, yummm. Please tell me this is aloud. honestly thanxs. Bluz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
does nybody know if we can

sfgiantsjo
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 420
   Posted 11/1/2007 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I had surgery a couple months ago, and I have enjoyed a glass of wine here and there. I haven't gone crazy, but I haven't had any problems at all with alcohol. Beer might make you gassy, but I don't think it will hurt anything when taken in moderation! At least, my doc said it would be okay for me. You can always check with your doctor, too.
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
 
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
 
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!


peggy113
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 11/1/2007 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Moderation is always the key. And I would try it after a meal, not on an empty stomach. Some folks get a real gassy effect from carbonated beverages and OJ... try a little, experiment, you may or may not. What's the worst that can happen? You might have a mini balloon to burp!

GO, ENJOY!!! Have fun.... you will feel like a reborn person again once you start getting out and doing stuff.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/1/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Peggy, I think I will go and enjoy myself, but first I will try a few at home first to be on the safe side. I really am looking forward to going out, but yet yikes!!! Sea breezes have cranberry juice, grapefruit juice and absolute vodka in it do you think that may cause my bag to balloon up? I don't drink but once in a blue moon. I know one thing I plan on getting a  big purse so  I can fit my little black supply bag  in it, when I carry it out in public people have the tendancy to stare, it just makes me feel awkward and insecure, you know what I mean? Bluz 

Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/1/2007 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sfgiantsjo, Thank you for the reply,I am looking forward to going out but yet alittle nervous, its been a long time. But my cousin is playing and i'm looking forward to seeing him, I have passed multiple times due to my insecurities and stuff, but I guess thats to be expected. I had my surgery may 8th, and I have isolated myself, for reasons that I feel safe and secure at home where nobody can see or judge me, I don't know. I know it sounds stupid, and I have to get over this and realize that nobody can see this, its meee! See when I went out not to long ago I had my little black bag and people stared at me and that made me feel like I was, inhuman, so I'm going to go out and buy myself a big pocket book to carry my black bag in it! So nobody can see it, its just my secret  yeah ,look forward to talking to you again soon, Bluz 

sfgiantsjo
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 420
   Posted 11/1/2007 8:00 PM (GMT 0)   
I bought a huge purse - thank goodness they're "in" right now - and it works great. A good friend once told me to think back before I had my surgery and to count all the times I had seen another person with a bag, and how many times I had even looked for one. The answer was ZERO to both questions. And considering the fact that their are so many of us, someone I had contact with over my life had had to have one! That's when I really realized that no one will notice my bag. Your fears aren't stupid - they're NORMAL! :) just go a little at a time - seeing your cousin play sounds like a good start.
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
 
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
 
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!


Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/1/2007 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Thanks sfgiantsjo, that really made sense to me and put it into a different perspective, I appreciate that more than you'd ever know. I guess here goes nothing my first baby step.Bluz 

peggy113
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 11/1/2007 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Bluz,

Trying a drink at home is a good "baby" step. I drink cranberry/cherry juice mixed with water (in water bottles) all the time. I don't have a problem with that. I'm not much of a grapefruit juice fan tho --- maybe someone else can tell you if that causes gas. However, I do like OJ as a mixer, and I get a little gas from it..... but it's not a real problem for me. I still would have the drink!! I rarely drink too. I hadn't had anything for a long, long, long time thanks to a gastric ulcer that wouldn't go away. I finally gave up my one Pepsi a day, and my caffeine a year ago and in June (?), EGD showed no ulcer!!! So, yes, I have had a few drinks since then. Had a frozen Margarita last weekend MMMMM!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/1/2007 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Hi Peggy, I found that if you eat olive oil and angel hair pasta w/ a little salt and pepper  the olive oil aids in ulcers in the stomache. See I was taking fish oil at one time and what happened was the fish oil was lifting my wafer off, so I decided that I was going to do my self a great favor and that was try to find a way to aid my small intestine, come to find out that yes the olive oil does aid in peptic ulcers in the stomache, not only that when I eat this it goes through gently into my system and I don't have to worry about my bag being lifted off, and it protects my small intestine along with cholesterol,and my b.m.s  aren't sticky, it just slides right out.I just about live on this stuff, along with my cherrios. I also like frozen margaritas too, they are soooo good, I get real silly. Talk to you real soon, have a great night! Bluz 

summerstorm
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 11/1/2007 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
one of the guys that used to post on one board, can't remember if it was here or not, used to drink alot, well not ALOT but you know what i mean, and he said he was fine, and never had any problems

Shaz032
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1243
   Posted 11/1/2007 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
One of the only issues I have with drinking (apart from the hangover) is the dehydration, esp since ileostomates dehydrate quicker than 'bowel intact' people. Make sure you drink plenty of water inbetween drinks. Other than that, go for it :) I've drunk wine, vodka, Tia Maria, Kahlua, Whisky, etc and only had the normal problems that 'bowel intact' people have had (although trying to change your bag while drunk is a challenge :) ).
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
 
Moderator of the Ostomy Forum
_______________________________________________
 
I'm not a complete idiot - some parts of me are missing!


xdeex
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 11/2/2007 4:07 AM (GMT -6)   
It is said that ostomies get lashed quicker...........so I guess its a cheap night out for us lot then........ :-)
Diagnosed Crohn's 1994, panproctocolectomy with ileo Feb 2006.


Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/2/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Summerstorm, thanxs for the reply, do you occassionally drink? I'm only once in a blue moon, thats why I posted this because I was not sure. Rather be safe than sorry, you know what I mean?  Thank you again, Bluz :-)

Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/2/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi shaz032, I will remember to drink plenty of water in between, but won't that give me more of a how shall I say this, Buzz, I don't drink but once in a blue moon, I don't want to be pinging off walls, HAHA!!! And I hope I don"t have to change my bag!! Lets just hope stella behaves herself, she can be quiet obnoxious when she wants to be, what am I worried about nobody will hear her it  will be to loud anyways!!! Thank you , Bluz devil

Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/2/2007 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
tongue  xdeex, Well I guess I'll be a pretty cheap date !!!! But I am looking forward to seeing my cousin play next Friday, I can't wait but yet anxious, first time out in a long time. I will keep you all posted on how things went, and if I had to hold any walls up, or the safest place, a chair HAHA!!! Thanks again, Bluz devil

JudyK89
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 1986
   Posted 11/2/2007 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Also, if you're on any maintenance medications it would be wise to check your information packet and/or ask your doctor before drinking alcohol.
Judy
49 years old, Crohn's Disease   
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicadeback on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/2/2007 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Judyk89, Hj I'm not on any matience drugs, I called the drs. office and they said that they don't see wht not and to go have a good time. So far there is no med out there for me, it just passes through the bag. I thank you for you for your reply, its greatly appreciated, Bluz :-)
 

summerstorm
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 11/2/2007 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
i don't ever drink, i am stupid enough sober, lol.

peggy113
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 11/3/2007 3:56 AM (GMT -6)   

I have to admit that I only have MAYBE 6-10 drinks in a whole year, and I AM a cheap date ---- they usually go right to my head.  yeah

During the summer months, I love to make slushies.  I got one of those slushy machines as a Christmas exchange gift a few years back (a glorified blender! with a spout on the bottom of the container).   So we make fruit slushies in the summer - add a bit of flavored rum, like pineapple rum.  MMMM  but right to my head it goes!!! 

Also, occasionally been drinking  a glass of wine here and there now that I can tolerate it, ulcer healed.  Very pleasant and relaxing in the evening. And I really don't like beer, so no problem there.  I do, however, try to stay away from carbonation - but that is a personal preference.

Bluz, Go, enjoy, have a couple throughout the evening, and be sure to report back to us!! 

What kind of music does your cousin play?  Where will they be playing - what kind of venue?  Do you have to drive far?   (designated driver, just in case?!!!)  Are you going with a group of people, friends, relatives?  I'm excited for you to venture out and join the real world again!!!  Countdown begins: T minus 7!!!

 


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/3/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Peggy, I will definetly fill you all in on my night out. As for the type of music my cousin plays, blues, southern rock, and rock. I can't wait the anticipation is getting to me, YEAY!!!! My cousin is also happy that I am coming, he said its about time girl. At least thats what my sister told me. So yeah I am excited, and the count down begins, 6 days!!!!   Bluz

Schleven
New Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 11/3/2007 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a colostomy in November of last year. My doctor told me it was fine to drink as long as I wasn't on pain meds too. I drank quite a bit on new years with no problems.

Beer can tend to make you a little gassy, but other drinks didnt seem to have any efect on me other than the intended ones... cool
Read my personal story and see my pics at www.my-colostomy.com


peggy113
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 11/3/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome schleven!!   I just noticed that was your first post...  have you been lurking?  Good to hear from you. 

Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Schleven
New Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 11/3/2007 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
peggy113 said...
Welcome schleven!! I just noticed that was your first post... have you been lurking? Good to hear from you.


Hehe, Yes, I have been lurking. I read a lot here when i first had my colostomy done. I figured I should join the community.
Read my personal story and see my pics at www.my-colostomy.com


Bluz4Greeny
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/3/2007 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome schleven, So you have been lurking in the backround[tee-hee]. Any who, I'm glad you joinned us all. And I thank you very much for your reply. Well I know I won't be drinkin beer, Stella is gassy enough think I'll just stick to the sea breezes, and water. Definetly don't want it to go to my head, or in that case hold any walls up , or is it vise versa, the walls holding me up [haha]  Bluz smurf

awesomeame
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 625
   Posted 11/12/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
i have ~6-8 drinks per day, no probs here. anything carbonated i try to stay away from because it'll give you gas, but if you don't mind the gas, drink up. other then that, if it has alcohol, i'll mix and match anything together....doesn't seem to effect the bag. the only thing you have to watch is that you can't pass out drunk like you did as a teenager...you've gotta stay sober enough to be able to empty your baggie, or chance your flange if need be. other then that, seeya at the bar =D

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

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
32 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2 
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:03 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,857,498 posts in 313,513 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 155122 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Kim in CO.
401 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Chapelle, 81GyGuy, Girlie, crickiegirl, BUSMAN, Katia, WalkingbyFaith, Faithmac, Labradorite, Tall Allen


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer