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ENIGMAWRAP
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   Posted 7/22/2011 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Went to the MRI for my shoulders today (happened at noon..lasted 45 minutes..wow!). I've learned to think about pleasent things while in the MRI machine!!! yeah

Anyway, it was after lunch so I stopped at Wendy's for a single and some fries.....took off the tomato and pickles...but, enjoyed everything else..wow..it's been over 3 months and 4 days..had my last single on the Monday before my surgery....those Wendy's fries are fantastic!

Hope all are well...have a great weekend!

Christine1946
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   Posted 7/22/2011 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
     That is fantastic!!!!  It took me quite awhile to attempt to eat pickles.  I love the big Jewish ones!!! YUM!  It's hard to chew those seeds up but my stoma just spits them out smilewinkgrin
     Where did you have the surgery? 

summerstorm
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   Posted 7/22/2011 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
its amazing how excited we get about little things like stopping for food!
on my way home from surgery i stopped for fries and a milkshake, best food i ever had,lol.

what's a jewish pickle?

i hope you get good answers on your MRI

peggy113
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   Posted 7/23/2011 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
We should all just be called FOODIES! Amazing how much we enjoy our food post surgery, isn't it? :)
CD diagnosed in 1979. Ileo in 1984. No recurrence of CD! Some issues with adhesions still.
Husband diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) March 2008 - taking one day at a time, enjoying our time together.

Ironmum
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   Posted 7/23/2011 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
great post!

totally agree.. had my first lunch out with a girlfriend 10 days post surgery and ate fries!! was a wonderful experience x
Sarah - 39 year old mum of 2 boys, runner/triathlete, health and fitness writer from UK
June 2010 - Peritonitis caused by perforated diverticulitis. Emergency surgery.
August 2010 - Sigmoid colectomy and temp loop ileostomy
October 2010 - Ileostomy reversal - but didn't go well and after 10 months diagnosed colonic dysmotility due to surgery/nerve damage
July 2011 - Permanent end Ileostomy

Blueheron
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   Posted 7/23/2011 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Last weekend I finally bit into a whole apple, didn't peel it or cut it up and ate the whole thing (minus the seeds and stem:) I was so happy to be eating an apple the way I used to and had no issues. I just chewed it well. It is amazing how happy the small things can make us.
-39 years old
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 dose of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010

flchurchlady
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   Posted 7/23/2011 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Enigmawrap,
Isn't it great to be able to eat your favorite foods again and not be in pain after? smilewinkgrin I love spicy food, salads, and Italian, but couldn't eat any of them before surgery without suffering after. I gave my stoma an Italian name, Paloma, because she made it possible for me to eat Italian and all of my other favorites again! Hope your MRI results turn out okay.

Summerstorm,
A Jewish pickle is made with kosher salt and is crunchy and zesty. If you like pickles, they're really good! :-)
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 7/24/2011 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
YAY for you :):) it's so amazing to be able to eat the foods we like again. lately i'm discovering more and more foods that i'm able to eat. like avocado, i LOVE avocado, but up untill 2 mons ago i couldnt eat it at all. just tried it couple days ago and it was fine!! can't even express how happy that made me feel :) and there are so many other things i thought i will never be able to eat ever again... well now i can :) with time you'll be able to eat a double including the tomato and pickles :)

flchurchlady
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   Posted 7/24/2011 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
mmmm.... i love avocado, too! we grow them here in Florida. so happy for you, Hodaya! :)
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

ENIGMAWRAP
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   Posted 7/24/2011 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
BlueHeron:

It's always the small things that make everyone happy...the big things happen few and far between... tongue

To ALL: Thanks for the enthusiastic support! I will know about the MRI this coming Wednesday....will post that evening....

Have as good a week as you can!

jimmy

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   Posted 7/24/2011 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks Cece ♥ :)

have a wonderful week jimmy!
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

blueglass
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   Posted 7/26/2011 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats and Yum! I ate a lot of Mexican food on my vacation, couldn't eat that for a long time.... and lots of cheez its and goldfish..... now that I'm home, I'm excited about a big stir fry and some whole grain bread.....
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery
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