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Ash83
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   Posted 11/14/2007 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Why can't we eat them? Is it because of the seeds? The skin? Both?
 
 

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JudyK89
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   Posted 11/14/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
There's no reason you can't eat anything you like unless you have active disease and/or a narrowing or stricture.
Judy
Crohn's Disease   
Too many surgeries, ileostomy6MP for maintenance.
 
 


peggy113
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   Posted 11/14/2007 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I can even eat them, and I have to watch my fiber intake.  Seeds probably are the worst part for the pickle spears.   I think you will be fine as long as you don't eat a whole jar in one sitting.  Eat them with a sandwich and chew well.  I just love the mini sweet gerkins - my fav!  But I don't eat more than a couple at a time with my meal.

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


summerstorm
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   Posted 11/14/2007 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
i like the little round ones, i dont' know what they are called my aunt makes them, man i wish i had some right now! i htink it would probably be the seeds, just don't eat many at a time, and drink lots of water to help those seeds go down. However soft seeds, like that actually do break down a little in your stomach. For some unknown reason, i know a lot of random info about seeds.
 
 
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ME!
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   Posted 11/14/2007 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering the samething. I figured that since it's been pretty soon after my surgery that they want my system to heal some. But I really miss pickles.

I think after 4-6 weeks maybe I can start having them.

I also love nuts too so I hope I'll be able to eat them again.

Does anyone drink soda? I had one and it gave me awful gas so I haven't drank anymore. I seem to get a lot of gas anyway. I've been taking gas-x.

awesomeame
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   Posted 11/15/2007 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
i eat pickles.  just not too many at a time.  and go easy on the nuts!!
 
--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/15/2007 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat pickles, too, and nuts, but I have to chew them really well. It's normal to have gas after surgery. It will go away after a couple of weeks, and you'll be able to drink soda again. :-)

peggy113
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   Posted 11/15/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   

I can relay what I remember my ET telling me...   start off with iceburg lettuce.  It's crunchier and easier to chew, not as string as say, fresh spinach.  Yes, go ahead and eat the lettuce on subs.  You will probably have better luck eating lettuce with a meal at first, rather than before your meal.  A lot of folks have absolutely no problem with lettuce or veggies, or fruits.  You may not either but introduce them slowly to be sure.  Go ahead and experiment ---  that is the only way you will ever know.  Chew, Chew, Chew and drink lots of liquids... 

 


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


flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/15/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Ash,
I love salads and subs, too, and eat lettuce almost every day without any problems. So, head on over to Subway and enjoy!! :-)

JudyK89
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   Posted 11/16/2007 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been eating salads many times a week since about 4 weeks after my last surgery. I've always craved salads after being sick for any length of time, and go crazy on them as soon as my doctor feels I've healed enough.
Judy
Crohn's Disease   
Too many surgeries, ileostomy6MP for maintenance.
 
 


ME!
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Total Posts : 185
   Posted 11/16/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
The low fiber, low residue diet allows me to have leafy greens. I ate salad the day after getting released from the hospital. Iceberg always upset my stomach so I never eat that but I eat the leaf greens. Had no problem at all.

vette guy
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   Posted 11/17/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Of course you can eat them. Just chew your food well. I didn't eat corn for years because of the advice of the ET nurse in the hospital even though my surgeon said it was okay. It took my brothers and sisters on this forum to convince me that corn chewed well wouldn't be a problem. MMMMmmmmm.....corn!
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