Tacom, my resection was considered emergency surgery despite the 6 weeks on IVs and NG tube since there was no other choice according to Mayo Clinic. I left hospital here and entered Mayo's ER the same day and has my surgery the next day.
After the surgery I asked Mayo about
diet, what I could eat, etc. I was told then and it has held true thru the years even to today: eat anything you want, your gut will tell you what it doesn't like.
I've found thru the years that I can only "do" raw veggies in moderation and MUST chew THOROUGHLY no matter what I eat. I can't "pig out" on dairy products such as too much cheese (no pizza two days in a row), sour cream hates me *sigh*. I do have to avoid raw fruits w/skins such as grapes and even the tomatoes they grow today *even bigger sigh*. Apples do a real number on me. I can only eat cooked apples such as apple pie *yea* and applesauce. Whilst so many crave chocolate "I" crave raw celery, raw broccoli, raw cauliflower .... *sniffle* And onions can really do a number on me. Oddly enough FRESH raw onions don't bother me, but once they've been sliced I can only eat them right away after they are cut and whilst I can eat them french fried or even carmelized I've often wondered if maybe it is the type of onion ... I CAN eat an Outback Blooming Onion! HURRAH!!! Well, not the whole thing myself, of course.
I"m really convinced that my blessed success and remission after surgery was due to that 6 weeks on IVs and NG tube getting disease activity into remission PRIOR to the surgery w/no disease activity at the surgical site.
Crohn's symptoms began mid-1975; Dx'd at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, early 1976; resection of 18" mid-ileum early 1978; 20 year total remission; symptomatic remission 1998 to current.
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 3/21/2013 7:34:21 AM (GMT-6)