the only thing that passes thru me like that is tomato skins. I was Dx'd w/Crohn's in mid '75, had a resection of 18" of the proximal terminal ileum in early '78 w/my distal TI and ICV still intact. I've had a high grade partial obstruction just above the anastomosis since at least '99. Dilatation above this partial obstruction has been worsening and is pretty large now but symptoms are still mild and often non-existent - except for those tomato skins passing thru intact. I don't too often eat raw veggies. Not 'cause I don't like 'em, actually I often CRAVE them like others crave chocolate, but because if I'm not careful to eat them in MODERATION I get in trouble w/the Crohn's. I also don't "do" too many nuts, am very careful w/corn on the cob, *sigh*, and cream cheese HATES me tho I don't know if that is due to the Crohn's, I rather doubt it. I have had problems w/weight at times, having to go on 3 1/2 months of TPN to gain weight a couple of years ago, but for the most part hold pretty steady in the 110 lb range (I'm 5' 4"). I do take a daily multiple vitamin (no minerals) w/iron and a script
ed vitamin D supplement (50,000 IU weekly, was as high as 100,000 IU weekly) and have been on weekly vitamin B12 shots on occasion, sometimes as long as for a year. I'm on Imuran alternating 75 mg and 100 mg on odd and even days and 2 g of Pentasa 2 x daily (should be 1 g 4 x daily but ....).
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.