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   Posted 3/15/2010 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
You will probably think I am a psycho when u read how happy being able to eat an apple has made me yeah I have suffered for 22 long years with crohns/colitis and because of that was unable to eat many foods but in particular I have been missing apples as they would flare my stomach up so bad it wasn't worth the pain. So now I have the ileostomy and my doc says I can eat pretty much anything I like, (of course making sure I chew properly) and take precautions like peel the skin off which I finally decided to try yesterday, I picked the most beautiful looking red apples came home and peeled one and I must say it was the best tasting apple ever :-). I have no ill effects so I had my second apple today and it was great too. But on a bad note I think I have pulled a muscle or something in my tummy cause I had to drive my father to the hospital today as he has recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer and on our travels a car pulled out in front of me and I slammed on the break and luckily missed him by about an inch also the car behind me had to break and swing out into oncoming traffic, it was such a scare that I braced myself for impact only to be very sore now. Just thought I would update you all and how much better I am dealing with life as an ostomate. Its been a slow journey for me but I am coming to terms with my new life and know its definately for the better. Hope you are all well, take care

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/15/2010 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
That is awesome about the apple!!! Glad things weren't any worse from the car incident, but if you are still sore in a few days, you may want to call your doc.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 3/15/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Wait a few days and if you don't feel better, call your doc. Better safe then sorry!

RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 3/15/2010 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Yummm apples!! Glad to hear your joy. Also glad to hear you are alright from near disaster. Keep enjoying every day!!
Those things we keep trying to do get easier not because the feat gets easier but our ability to "do" gets better.
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
6 Grown kids, grandkids and a great husband to keep me busy

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