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   Posted 11/5/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
So all of us here struggle with eating one way or another, well I recommend something kinda cool cool

next time when you eat something you really like - try eating it with your eyes closed and eat it slowly, like really TASTE the food.
It's almost theraputic!
The other day I had a salad for lunch at home. One of my favorites! yeah
With almonds, walnuts, poppy seeds, cheese, sunflower seeds, pumkin seeds [crushed the seeds and nuts really well]
[i go crazie over nuts and seeds! ] topped with raspberry vinageratte dressing.
YUM YUM. turn
And I kinda new that my gutz would get angry with me a bit, BUT, I went ahead and indulged anyhow and ate my salad
eyes closed and slowy tasted every bite of it and throughly enjoyed it to the MAX.
It was worth it! Even though I had to visit Mr. Toilet 5 times extra that nite.

There are so many GOOD healthy foods that make me run to the toilet.
Sometimes we have no choice but to give in to our cravings!

praying for a good night's sleep and a happy bottom!! :o]
1998: Colitis - removal of colon, temp. ostomy 10 mths.
2000-07: disease free & doing well with j pouch.
2007-09: rectal pain & discomfort, loss of bowl control. diagnosed with Crohns March '09 currently on: Emtec, Azathioprine [Imarun] & Remicade. Med History: steroids, predizone, cipro, loperamide [imodium], gravol, previcid, cholestramine, xylocaine jelly, zinc oxide creme, etc.

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 11/5/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
That's exactly what I do!
I've got an ileostomy now - so I can eat pretty much anything, unlike before with my Crohn's ridden large bowel.  I used to crave fresh, juicy tasty foods like salads and fruits - but there was no way I could have touched them - even for salad, I couldn't have lived with the pain.
But now - well, I still close my eyes and savour every mouthful, even after 5 years, the novelty and deliciousness hasn't worn off yet!.  I still struggle with foods with skins.  I love grapes and satsumas, but my stoma blocks with very painful results.  So every now and again, I'll have about 5 grapes and eat them so slowly, enjoying each one!
Great post!  And your salad recipe sounds heavenly!

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 11/5/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that really works. I no longer have stomach pain. Its very hard to think about your stomach when there is a fork stuck in your hand and face. This should only be done with a spoon. Just fooling around. I do eat slowly and also eat much less that way. Good advice..
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   Posted 11/5/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
rofl Sniper
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   Posted 11/6/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I laughed out loud Sniper. But seriously, I have envy, if I ate a salad like that I wouldn't have 5 extra trips to the bathroom, I would have one trip to the ER! But I did close my eyes and imagine what it would taste like and it was delish!

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 11/6/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I am with Zanne, I would wind up in the ER if I ate that salad, but it does sound absolutely yummy! I miss salads sooo much~
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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