Are blueberries safe for ostomates?

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80sChick
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   Posted 7/19/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I just bought blueberry muffin mix at the store and really want to make them. I had surgery about 6 weeks ago, so I can start eating more boldly...are bluberries ok or are they likely to cause an obstruction?
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 


suebear
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   Posted 7/19/2010 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
They should be fine but with all new foods be sure to chew well. Are you making enough muffins to share with us?

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


80sChick
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   Posted 7/19/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL Sue, I would love to do that if we could all meet :)
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 


NewShinyCD
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   Posted 7/19/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I ate blueberry (with whole blueberries in it) yogurt 2 weeks after surgery and I was fine.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010


burnabygirl
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   Posted 7/19/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat blueberries all the time without any problem. They make my output looser and black in colour, though.
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly. Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare for 1 year till Nov 2008.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Previous medications: Salofalk enema, Salofalk suppositories, Salofalk tablets 1000mg x 4/day, Entocort enema, Azathioprine, 6MP

Supplements: Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Omega 3, psyllium capsules (Metamucil).

Flared since July 2009. Hospitalized from Nov 22 to Dec 14, 2009. Discharged with Prednisone and Cyclosporine. Hospitalized again on March 15, 2010. Had surgery on March 26, opted for permanent ileostomy and now live a new life.


Christine1946
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   Posted 7/19/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Same here. I had a blueberry muffin while still in the hospital. Just make sure everything you eat is chewed thoroughly.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/19/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat them all the time:) just start of slow and with small amounts until you are comfortable...ENJOY!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


Allison77
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   Posted 7/23/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Great, thanks Stephanie, now I need to go make some BB muffins. *hugs*

-Allie
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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