1 month eating suggestins needed

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   Posted 3/24/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Today marks one month since my ileo and procto. I am doing well. This weekend, I really finally started eating. I get so hungry all of a sudden and need to eat a little bit every few hours. Now that I'm eating a little more during the day, I don't need the snacks overnight as much.

Been doing a lot better with getting sources of protein. Just started craving vegetables on Saturday. I tolerated canned string beans (would never have eaten canned anything in the past but thought really broken down would be good) and really well cooked, peeled eggplant.

Any suggestions for vegetables and fruit (so far just canned peaches, oj, and grapefruit juice)? Haven't had anything raw yet. Been ok with a slice of raw tomato here and there and cooked tomatoes/tomato sauce is fine.

Any suggestions for meals one month in?

THANK YOU for all the help and reassurances!!

PS. Tried cream cheese today--used 2 lactose pills. So far, just some gas.
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; propranolol and xanax; been on a ton of crohn's meds; praying to get through each day.

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   Posted 3/24/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi sammies,
For veggies, I would eat canned peas and carrots, peas especailly help bind me up because they are kind of starchy, I would try to avoid corn because the kernels can tear things up a bit. As for fruit, I am still on the canned fruit idea. Canned mixed fruit is great. Also do you like to bake because maybe a cherry pie, or even baked apples would be good. Even though I do not have an ileo(my rectum is attached to my small intestine), but becasue we both do not have colons, and we need foods to slow down output, and these worked for me, so maybe they will work for you too. I am sorry I can not give much about the raw fruits and veggies because I actually still (after 8 months) trying to find what veggies and fruit I can have. Actually just in the past month, I started eating salads again, and I do very well. The raw fruits, I am still iffy. But I hope this helps and good luck with everything. and congrats on the one month mark.
Rectal Prolapse Surgery: December 2006
diagnosed with slow transit constipation: June 2008
total colectomy with ileo-rectal anamastosis: Aug 7, 2008
Numerous food intolerances (gluten,lactose,msg,etc)

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   Posted 3/24/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I have an ileostomy and I would avoid raw veggies especially broccoli, but cooked veggies are ok, sometimes I eat corn but I make sure I chew it VERY VERY good (the weird thing is that corn does come out whole, it looks like it did going in)
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.
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   Posted 3/25/2009 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
at four weeks, I'd still take it easy...you could try mashed cauliflower or squash with a little butter (YUM!). Canned fruits are still good at this point, but you could start trying a few in the next couple of weeks...apple slices w/out skins or supreme oranges.

I was lactose intollerent before and I don't bother with lactaid pills anymore...you may have quicker transit time and a little gas, but it isn't a big deal! Do you have a filter on your pouch? That would help with the extra gas.
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