Strawberries and a few food questions

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Another UC wife
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   Posted 1/6/2011 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok I know no type of seeds and nuts, cabbage in any form, pulp from citrus, pineapple, soft meats...chew, chew, chew
 
The tiny seeds on the outside of strawberries is one question.  I bought some strawberries and found a pkg with some really large ones.  I cut the outside off and sliced it to make strawberry shortcake on some angel food cake the other day.  Do I need to take off the outer seeds like this?
 
He loves the kosher dilly pickles...I assume if I cut off the outside skin and remove the seeds he at least can get some of the enjoyment of a slice of pickle here and there???  Do you do things like this to try to at least get a bit of some of your favorites without jeopardizing getting a blockage?
 
Corn on the cob is gonna be a tough one to totally eliminate..lol
 
 

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   Posted 1/6/2011 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
well all those restrictions aren't forever!
just for the first few months. the chew chew chew will always apply.
As for strawberries, when i was about 6 months out i went on a strawberry shortcake diet, which consisted of 3 or 4 a day, just becasue i really like them, no problems except horrible heartburn, lol.
i eat popcorn and have eaten nuts, i dont like them enough to risk it. Same with pickles, i have eaten them, but just dont really like them. for oranges and pineapple, just have him spit out the stringy parts. canned pineapple doesnt have it. i dont eat cabbage, so i cant tell you about that.
drinking lots and lots of water is important and maybe eat some bread with a food that might cause problems. the only thing that has caused me any problems are fried mozerella cheese sticks.
good luck!

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   Posted 1/6/2011 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I am just being overly careful I guess as I don't want to do anything to contribute to a blockage but trying to make sure eating is at least enjoyable and not boring and mundane.
 
That's what I also told him if he really wants some orange or grapefruit sections to eat it at home and spit out the pulpy stuff while at least getting some enjoyment than none at all.

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   Posted 1/7/2011 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I had some popcorn today and some nuts a few days ago (I LOVE salted peanuts - they give me my salt fix lol). I eat corn on the cob quite a bit too. As Summerstorm said, keep to the diet the first few weeks but after he's healed he should be fine. Just CHEW, CHEW, CHEW!

Add one new food at a time so if it does cause a problem you can identify the culprit, chances are there won't be any problems. It's a shame for him to miss out on his favourite foods because of fear.
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   Posted 1/7/2011 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Wow...he will be very happy to hear that. We are being very careful right now but encouraged to know that bit by bit as long as he chews everything really well he will be ok eating some of those other things. Fortunately he is not a big steak eater...when he does it will be a small piece of filet mignon so at least that should keep him out of trouble. He is eating slower and making sure not to take large pieces of food that needs a lot of chewing too.

A few times he has woken up with the pouch looking like a balloon and we are trying to figure out what he has done to contribute to so much gas now that all the gas after effects from surgery should be gone at this point we are assuming.
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   Posted 1/7/2011 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
the balloon thing is normal, happens to a lot of people, you may find that he is sleepign with his mouth open
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   Posted 1/7/2011 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah ha...that might explain it....he hasn't been eating late at night and definitely not gassy foods...we are aware of other things too but never made that connection...thanks
64 yr old male --suffered with UC & in May 06 severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision in 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 and no longer in pain.
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