Oh Matt ---- you bet!! I love dried fruits, but have to be very careful eating them. Apricots are more tolerable than say dried cranberries. Dried plums (prunes) are also more tolerable than dates or figs for me. I also find that if I really do want them, not to eat them on an empty stomoach - mixing them with other foods or eating them for dessert works for me. And I always drinks lots of fluids when I eat them. I recently bought a really good cereal that has dried cranberries and thin sliced almonds in it. It is really, really good, but I mix it with another cereal because it has lots of cranberries and nuts in it. (And I drink lots of milk with it). Lots of dried skins is sure to cause a bellyache for me. You did good to keep moving to help hurry things along - sometimes that is really hard to do if it hurts too much.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery