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dakotagirl
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   Posted 10/12/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm about to start my prep for my scope tomorrow. I LOVE food, so of course my next meal is on my mind. After my last/first scope in 2003, I had breakfast for my meal. This time I'm thinking a good firebaked pizza from a great local place that uses all yummy fresh ingredients. Or my favorite at a local Mexican place. I may be dreaming here! Anyway, I was wondering what others like to have :)
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   Posted 10/12/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Breakfast = break fast. Restart your GI tract cautiously. I would have a small juice & white toast then farina made with lactose-free milk. Then take a nice, long nap. Save the pizza & Mexican food for later in the week. Since you had a recent flare, it's best to err on the side of caution. Try to think of other fun pursuits besides eating to get yourself past the cravings! Good luck with your prep, etc. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 10/12/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
For my son is was Flaming Hot Cheetos and for my daughter it was pasta with butter and Parmesan cheese.
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Gigi1227
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   Posted 10/12/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL I was in so much pain not from the scope but the flare. Jim, my husband, took me to Shoneys - it was around 4:00 p.m. and we chose the buffet. First bite was mash potatoes w/ white gravey and it tasted so good to me I thought I was eating a TBone steak!

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Peety
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   Posted 10/12/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Mmmmmm, break-fast. I did tater tots, they were delish.

What about pre-prep? Before I started my prep I ate Pizza! A no-no for me (wheat, cheese, tomato). I knew it would be out of me quick. It was pretty darn good.
Next time, pre-prep will be a big waffle, with tons of butter and syrup....
(I had to watch my husband enjoy one at brunch today, it looked soooo yummy).
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 2400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy, dairy-free diet. Replete probiotic. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? 
Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & now recovering from irritation scope caused. Will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


Meesh
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   Posted 10/12/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm also about to start my prep a little later for a colonoscopy in the morning. I picked up a bunch of movies at BlockBuster to watch when I get home and am all sleepy. Hubby picked me up the cutest little container of Ben & Jerry's cookie Dough ice cream, can't be more than a couple of ounces. For lunch I was thinking just some soup, dinner will be pot roast, home made mashed potatoes and some kind of veg, probably green beans as those reliably sit well with me.

Meesh

P.S. even though my instructions said I could eat through lunch today, I just had a small plain bagel for breakfast and have been drinking chicken broth and eating jello all day. I ate very light yesterday as well, I figure less that's in there the easier it will be to clear out.
46 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08
10 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08; 5/24/08; 7/5/08; 8/15/08, 9/26/08; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Tylenol Arthritis Formula or Tramadol as needed for arthritis pain; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;
Thinking seriously about the surgery option.
Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro


barbl
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   Posted 10/12/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   

I had my scope last friday. All I could think about was a cheese burger! Before they wheeled me in the nurse asked if I was doing okay? I said no! I need a cheese burger! When the Doc started injecting the meds to knock me out he said okay I need you to roll over on your left side, the meds were really rushing into my system. I looked at him and said...I'm not sure which is my left side? Lights out!

Afterwards we went for breakfast, omelette and hash browns. I felt like crap the rest of the day. Still having horrific cramping today....stupid scope mad


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Meesh
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   Posted 10/12/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
barbl, you don't think the heavy meal right after the scope had anything to do with your discomfort?
46 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08
10 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08; 5/24/08; 7/5/08; 8/15/08, 9/26/08; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Tylenol Arthritis Formula or Tramadol as needed for arthritis pain; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;
Thinking seriously about the surgery option.
Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro


Peety
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   Posted 10/12/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL! Now that I think about it, I asked for chocolate as soon as I woke up. The recovery beds were within eyesight of their desks, and I my doc and her nurses were all digging around looking for some for me! Very sweet.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, now Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 10/12/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Geez, I did not feel like eating anything for a while.  Remember ice cream was good later and then toast for a couple days - how can you eat?  Messes too much with my IBS/GERD I guess.

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New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 10/12/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember feeling so good and energized after my last scope. I finally had a name for what had been plaguing me! I'm hoping to feel as well after this one. Maybe I'll just have hubby bring me home for a salsa and cheese omelet?!!? I guess I'll see how I feel - which will be the main factor. Right now even a bowl of tomato soup with macaroni noodles sounds great.

Strangely enough, Mexican is one type of food I can eat at any point. My cousin's husband, who also has UC, has a fall back food of (drum roll please!) Chinese! That would be a killer for me...

Two glasses down - a whole lot more to go :( I think I calculated 16 glasses total. Although my first wasn't a full 8 oz. So, at least 14 more...
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Remission?!?!?
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: 10/07/08
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kops2da
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   Posted 10/12/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Dakotagirl - good luck and hope you feel like eating good stuff after.  By the way, I LOVE tomato soup with mac!!

Drink up!! (I gotta do that the 27th)

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Mommy pooh
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   Posted 10/12/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm always VERY ready to eat. My treat is always Waffle House. A bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich and hashbrowns with cheese. YYYUUUMMM!! It gives me something to look forward to because we rarely eat out, especially breakfast.
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    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Digestive Advantage Chrons/Colitis, Loestrin 24, and allergy shots every third week
  • Past meds: Pred., Entocort, Dipentum, and Canassa
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barbl
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   Posted 10/12/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Meesh, I think my EXTREME discomfort is from the prep and the INVASIVE procedure mad   This was the 1st time I used Phosfosoda. It was much better to drink, but I have a feeling it was really tough on my guts. I had no problems and perfect BM's before the prep. I think my poor colon is just stripped raw smhair
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
*****9/2007 dumped my GI who I refer to as "Satan" New GI, new med TOTAL remission with in 2 weeks.
Colazal 9 capsules a day*****Digestive Advantage IBS formula 2-4 a day


SocalJohn
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   Posted 10/12/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. Im enjoying (well not really) my chicken broth lunch at the moment. So, I have been thinking the same thing. I think Im gonna have to go with a Big Nasty Greasy Carne Asada Burrito from my local mexican food place. YUMMY!!!!!!

jujub
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   Posted 10/12/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually want to go home to rest until the meds get out of me, so I usually have something on hand like soup, so I can heat it quickly in the microwave, eat, then continue my nap.
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Peety
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   Posted 10/12/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
That was me last Sunday, chicken broth & Propel with laxative powder. Brrrrr.

Try drinking your prep fluids with a straw. You might find you can get them down a lot faster.
It's how I drink water every day, too. Cool water, no ice, with a straw. I can down a 20 ounce glass of plain water twice with dinner drinking it that way.

Good luck!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, now Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


Eva Lou
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   Posted 10/12/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm usually to doped up to eat- I bring pnut butter & Ritz crackers to eat in the car on the way home, but I eat those ALL THE TIME for lunch anyways, so it's not such a treat. I go home & sleep, then last time I had a big bowl of cereal after I woke up. That was about it. Food doesn't do much for me- I'm one of those who wishes there was a pill to take to get your daily nutrients!

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beartooth
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   Posted 10/12/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
After my last scope, I had some pizza. It sure tasted good, but I don't think my system was ready for it. I paid the price over the next couple of days, but to quote Homer Simpson "PPPiiizzzzaaaaa, aaaahhhhh...." droool, drool.
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basa0806
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   Posted 10/12/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
This probably isn't good for me but I always have chicken dumpling soup after a scope. I would eat that all day long if I could!
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Gigi1227
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   Posted 10/12/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL Brandon!

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natty34
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   Posted 10/12/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   

I have had approx 4 scopes in the 2.5 years with this disease. During the prep, all I ever crave is greasy foods (pizza, burger etc). Like many, I am really doped up afterwards, so my goto food is a JaMocha Shake from Arby's. Its become my tradition now, so it is automatic for my hubby to go there when I am done. I can snooze in between drinks on the way home and have some left when I wake up from my nap!


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Active Flare (with short periods of relief d/t prednisone) for approx 2 years
Experimented with every class of drugs with no complete remission
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Meesh
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   Posted 10/13/2008 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Boy last night sure sucked. This is my 2nd scope prep, and this time I actually threw up a lot of the lovely drink halfway through. Tastes exactly the same on the way back up BTW. Anyway, made it through, spic'n'span inside. Feel light, pure and clean this morning. Not at all hungry, but I am seldom hungry till mid-morning if at all anyway.

Today's results will be helping me decide on whether to go ahead with the surgery or not. If it's looking bad, I want it out. If it's looking good, I sure as heck want to know why I feel so crappy most of the time.

Oh, and I am now thinking soft boiled egg and toast when I get home if I have an appetite. And get hubby to make me his lovely mac & cheese for lunch.

Off to the space ship for the rectal probe........

Meesh
46 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08
10 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08; 5/24/08; 7/5/08; 8/15/08, 9/26/08; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Tylenol Arthritis Formula or Tramadol as needed for arthritis pain; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;
Thinking seriously about the surgery option.
Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro


Red_34
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   Posted 10/13/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Dawn (and others who are having a scope soon). I personally can't even think about food after a scope. When I get home, usually I just sleep on the couch and make some toast. By the end of the day, THEN I am ready for food :)
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Old Hat
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   Posted 10/13/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I'm with you, Sherry, on the recovery process. I just want to go straight home & sack out after a little toast & fruit juice + water to wash down my UC med. Good luck to all who are doing the roto-rooter today! Keep us posted as your strength returns. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
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