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   Posted 2/4/2011 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
OK, still wondering this after 3+ years with permanent ileostomy.

At first my ileo was really fast and transit time was about 10 minutes.

As my body adapted over a year it slowed so transit time now is usually 2 or 3 hours mouth to stoma.

BUT sometimes, I see what I have just eaten (or think I do) in only 20 mins or so.

Is what I'm seeing what I just ate, or is it what was in me leftover from my last meal?

As long as it's working, what difference does it make, but am curious and wondering.


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   Posted 2/4/2011 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you are talking about. I don't think that what you eat always comes out in order of intake. I think some foods "take cuts" in line and get to the exit sooner.


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   Posted 2/4/2011 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
No cutting, no line butting, that is not fair!

(Sorry, Dan, I used to be an elementary school teacher; knee-jerk reaction :-) :-) :-))

Anyway, thanks for your reply. I thought I was TOTALLY loosing it, not just partially. Glad you find things short-cut to the bag too.

While you're here, I gotta ask you about pan-caking.......Why on earth would I get this big effluent pancake at the top of my bag when I only had a scrambled egg, crackers, and a lot of tomato soup and before that just lots of coffee? By logic would the food not be carried along on a river of coffee?

How could things thicken so fast to pancake? I like it when things just keep moving and don't get stalled anywhere. Likely just due to my traumatic past with my whole gut experience, but do you find any food and liquid combinations that just continuously move along like a liquidy paste?

Thanks, Rosemary

PS. We could talk to nobody else in the world about such things, they would look at us like we had 3 heads each. Thanks again for your reply.

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   Posted 2/4/2011 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
     I really don't pay much attention to what comes out in my bag nor how fast it comes out, as long as something keeps coming out and it isn't blood.  Doc said I could eat anything as long as I chew VERY well. smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 2/4/2011 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
rosemary, it's the crackers!!! they do that to me something awful!

and i notice that also, like when i eat pizza, before i'm done eating its coming out! apples are the same way, and carrots are close! And with bananas, its probably 30 minutes or so, but i don't see how one banana makes such a crazy amount of output! it literally seems like three times more than went in comes out with them!
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   Posted 2/5/2011 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   

Oh, I THOUGHT it was the crackers, also any bready wheaty type things. And your right, I don't even eat bananas anymore because you are right, I think they multiply themselves while they are in me. Interesting.

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