My favorite subject: FOOD!!

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   Posted 12/9/2007 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
One of the best things about having an ostomy is that I'm able to eat a variety of food without paying for it later. For instance, I went to Chili's on Friday night and had the Quesadilla Explosion salad. It was delicious!

I would have NEVER eaten that before surgery, because it has lettuce, black beans, spicy chicken, and corn. It would've lived up to its name ~ Explosion ~ and I would have spent all night in the bathroom. But, instead, I slept like a baby! I love being healthy again!! :-)

What are some foods that you're able to eat again?
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy & ileostomy in '06. Remission since surgery.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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   Posted 12/9/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Again?? Heck, about at all!! It didn't matter what i ate before, it went through me like a bullet and made me feel like crap. I mean, not that it doesn't go through me like a bullet now, it's just easier to manage. haha
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   Posted 12/9/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Chili's is one of my favorite places at the moment. I've been eating their ribs.

The surgeon gave me that med to help w/ the pain of the small intestines spasming. But during my appt he mentioned that I needed to keep the stress down. Yeah right!

Well I have a perscription for xanax but I rarely take it. But I decided to start taking it and I haven't had the spasming pain like before. I think that the xanax is actually helping.

I've been eating anything I want.

And today I actually was able to slowly jog on the treadmill for 1 mile!!

I'm starting to feel like I'm going to be able to have my life back! This surgery was the hardest thing I've ever done but I'm starting to realize the benefits of it.

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   Posted 12/9/2007 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I was healthy for 28 years before Crohn's showed up and reared its ugly head, so I remember what it was like to be healthy and able to eat whatever I wanted. That's what I meant by again, as in life before illness. You're right that with Crohn's, everything I ate made me sick. The only thing I could tolerate during a flare was a liquid diet, and 5 days was enough of that, before I would introduce soft, bland foods. I sure don't miss those days!

I'm so glad that you're feeling better and are able to eat well and exercise! That's great news!

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   Posted 12/9/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Food is my enemy, i am getting fat! that is one downfall of finally being able to eat and drink what i want after 8 years, i can't quit eating and drinking! before i got sick i ate pretty much the same thing everyday, frosted flakes, pineapple and cottage cheese, or broccoli or salad and then ice cream for dinner, lol. THen while i was sick there were so few things i could eat, and strangely enough they were pizza, fries, cheese sandwiches and these chicken strips that tyson makes!
and now i can eat anything, but eat i still eat almost the same thing everyday,what a nerd, lol.

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   Posted 12/10/2007 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I can eat pretty much everything! But the thing I missed the most when I was sick, that I can have again is COFFEE. :) Non fat, sugar free, no whip Gingerbread Lattes from Starbucks are my FAVORITE.
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
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OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!

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   Posted 12/10/2007 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   

And I thought FOOD was MY favorite subject...  My husband tells me that food is my favorite subject to talk about!!!

Yea, I remember the bad days.  I wouldn't eat anything until evening so that I could make it thru my workday without being in severe pain.  IF I did eat anything, I would be doubled over in pain.  Now, I eat just about anything, tho I do have a few limitations.  And when I can't stand Not eating some of those things I try to avoid, small amounts won't hurt me.

With the holidays approaching and working in a large office means that we all like to bring in our treats to share with everyone!  What that means is that we end up eating cookies and junk for breakfast and all day long!!!  I could never have done that when I was sick. 

Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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   Posted 12/10/2007 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with you on the coffee. I couldn't tolerate it when I was sick, and now I enjoy a cup every morning. That gingerbread latte sounds delicious! I usually get a nonfat, no whip, caramel macchiato at Starbucks....yum!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy & ileostomy in '06. Remission since surgery.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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