Pistachios with J pouch?!

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   Posted 2/23/2011 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone.. Just wondering if any of yall know how this would go... Eating pistachios and chewing VERY well with my J pouch? I feel like they are a little bit of a softer nut?

Anyways I just tried like 5 of them 3 mins ago just to see how it goes... I LOVE pistachios, hoping it goes well...

Anybody have any experience or knowledge?

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   Posted 2/23/2011 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have my j-pouch yet, but I know that there are many people that do have j-pouches that can eat nuts without a problem. But they do bother others. So just don't eat anything else that might cause issues until you've passed the pistachios and then you'll know if they are ok to eat. :) I eat nuts all the time with my temp colostomy, but it is a different situation so i'll have to try them slowly once I'm in you're boat. Good luck!!
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-J-pouch surgery scheduled 3/21/11

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   Posted 2/23/2011 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
GOOD Luck. Rosemary

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   Posted 2/23/2011 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks.... I've always wondered but never really asked... what about is the time frame for stuff to "pass through" completely??
20 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
3 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Second Flair- 2 months/ Third flair- One week, then surgery)

Full Ileostomy surgery done on july 22!

Living with an ostomy bag right now and loving feeling healthy again! Finally have gotten this horrible disease OUT of my body!

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   Posted 2/24/2011 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had my jpouch for 10 years and there is not a food out there that I cannot eat. A good rule of thumb for new pouchers is to try new foods in small quantities and see how they work. In the first year I had a couple of partial obstructions caused by fresh oranges and pineapple, but I no longer have them. I'm usually not too careful about how I chew but I never was in the early pouch days either. You should be able to eat anything and everything including popcorn, but go slow in the beginning.


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   Posted 2/25/2011 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have a j-pouch, I have a perm ileo, but I followed a similar rule to suebear's.

Small quantities and see how it goes and once you know they're ok you can increase a little more the next time:)

I eat Peanuts, Cashews and Almonds all the time. Keep a diary for a little while that way you won't worry when you try new foods.

Happy eating:):)
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

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   Posted 2/25/2011 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are looking for softer nuts....I love macadamia nuts
Hubby hasn't ventured into trying anything like this yet.

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   Posted 3/1/2011 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Just letting everyone know that pistachios had absolutely no effect! enjoyed a whole bag of them the next night!

Also I had an appetizer salad at kanki 2 nights ago with zero problems! turn

I also picked up a new toy!

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