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knahs1
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   Posted 3/22/2011 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a temp illiostomy am afraid to eat lettuce and tomatoes any comments from experience?

smackie
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   Posted 3/22/2011 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my end ileostomy for 3 months and I've had no problems with lettuce and tomato in sandwiches. Last night had chicken with diced onion and diced tomatoes and no problems at all. I go easy on salads and only have a little bit of lettuce and tomato as I'm still trying to work out if it causes overly loose stools or not - but no problems at all with blockages.
Sep 2006 - Diagnosed with Crohn's disease
Dec 2010 - Subtotal Colectomy & (Temporary) Ileostomy

stripey
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   Posted 3/22/2011 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Lettuce on some sites is classed as a low residue food and I have no probs with it. Tomatoes are ok for me as well, the pips come out same as they went it (sorry if TMI) but cannot drink tomato juice as it goes through me in about 15 minutes, weird.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

elddiReMsihT
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   Posted 3/22/2011 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
How long ago was your surgery? I've been eating salads lately, nine weeks out of surgery, and handling them just fine!
Diagnosed with UC in 2007
Flare in 2007 causing anemia requiring blood transfusions, eventually controlled by asacol and 6-MP.
Flared again in 2009 as 6-MP lost effectiveness, went on TPN and received more blood. Started Remicade, which induced remission.
Flared 2010; Remicade no longer effective.
Had 1st surgery of 3 step j-pouch at CC on 1/19/11. 2nd slated for April, and j-pouch in July!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/22/2011 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are still within 6 weeks of surgery, I wouldn't, but if you are passed that...try a SMALL amount at a time and only one new food at a time. If you tolerate it, try a little more the next time and so on. We are all different so what bothers one might not bother you. Personally, I eat a lot of fresh fruits, veggies, nuts etc. without problems.
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
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!

summerstorm
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   Posted 3/22/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
i started eating salads a few months after surgery, but i got the little shreds of lettuce, so it was already really small! but now i dont worry about it anymore.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
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stripey
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   Posted 3/22/2011 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I was never told to be careful after my surgery, I just ate what I wanted when I wanted. The only thing I was told to aviod oddly was dried coconut as it swells in the stomach. Mind you this was quite a few years ago and advice has luckily moved on.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 3/23/2011 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   
i can't eat fresh fruits and vegies, but of all fruits and vegies lettus seems to be ok for me. tomatoes are also not as bad as other vegies, but they give me lots of gas. tho fresh squized tomato juice helps my motility (i have slow motility) w/o the side affect of gas.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

smackie
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   Posted 3/23/2011 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
For those who answered they have no problem - does this mean it doesn't give you a blockage or it doesn't impact your output?

Still trying to work out whether having a salad and having a bit looser output is fine or whether I should be trying to keep it thicker without the salad?
Sep 2006 - Diagnosed with Crohn's disease
Dec 2010 - Subtotal Colectomy & (Temporary) Ileostomy

Christine1946
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   Posted 3/23/2011 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
     I love salads, but waited quite a few months, maybe four, before eating lettuce.  My surgeon said as long as I chew, chew and chew some more, there should be no problem.   It's been nine months since my surgery and I've been eating everything I enjoy since Christmas.  So far, so good!  Yesterday I ate some rye bread which had seeds (I usually eat the seedless but the store didn't have it) and I noticed all the tiny seeds in the bag last night, but no problems :-) !

Trixiemom
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   Posted 3/23/2011 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I have no problems with most foods as long as i chew well.....cooked veggies make my output really thick but lettuce and tomatoes no probs. I still have not tried peanuts not quite ready yet but will be trying boiled peanuts soon as they are soft....had my loop ileo since nov 2010....Trixiemom
have loop ileostomy
diagnosed with colon inertia
I love my ileo and life

stripey
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   Posted 3/23/2011 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Lettuce has no effect on my output, tomatoes no probs as long as it isn't tomato juice (staright through very watery) and the pips from tomato come through as they went it. Also nuts and pips do tend to come out as they went it with me as do not have much small bowel left, but doesn't really effect output.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

elddiReMsihT
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   Posted 3/23/2011 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
smackie: Definitely didn't cause a blockage and I didn't notice any significant changes to my output.
Diagnosed with UC in 2007
Flare in 2007 causing anemia requiring blood transfusions, eventually controlled by asacol and 6-MP.
Flared again in 2009 as 6-MP lost effectiveness, went on TPN and received more blood. Started Remicade, which induced remission.
Flared 2010; Remicade no longer effective.
Had 1st surgery of 3 step j-pouch at CC on 1/19/11. 2nd slated for April, and j-pouch in July!

Chevypower1930
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   Posted 3/23/2011 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I had an ostomy for 7 months and had absolutely ZERO problems with either...just chew REALLY good if you're really worried about it. And do it in SMALL portions
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!

summerstorm
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   Posted 3/24/2011 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
lettuce changes my output (this is really gross) but it comes out looking like lettuce and will not flush, lol. Carrots are worse though, i don't eat them just cause i don't like to see them. Apples make a watery stinky mess, but i still eat them. other fresh fruits and veggies don't have much change. Although pineapple, comes out all stringy, but smells like pineapple.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!
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