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TDoern
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   Posted 9/7/2007 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
So, I finally followed my moms input and listened to her. I know that veggies irritate my stomach, soda upsets my stomach, anything with seeds left in upsets my stomach. I gave up soda and such a long time ago. I simply can't handle it. Anyways she suggested cutting out veggies entirely until my tummy calmed down. I'm on day 9 and am finally not getting up to go during the night, not running to the bathroom all the time.

I'm going to start with a chicken soup tomorrow with very very very cooked veggies. I know that chicken soup doesn't really bother my stomach that much. I figure a stew after that with a bit more veggies in it. I simply cannot tolerate salad, or any raw greens, period. It tears through me. I can tolerate some fruits, if they are soft. I can eat broccoli in small ammounts if it's very very well cooked. I love asparagus, again it has to be well cooked. I also love split pea soup, and will probably have that soon.

What I'm looking for are ideas that could take the things I can eat together, and allow me to hopefully keep my tummy calmed down. I can't stand the smell of fish so thats out, but anything else is do-able, the cheaper the meal the better as we dont have much money for food. If it's slow cooked and soft it works better in my tummy too.

So any ideas anyone? I'm sure that I'm not the only one who could benefit from tummy friendly meal ideas.

Thanks,
Tammy
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
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Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)


birdiem
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   Posted 9/7/2007 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
i stick by my standard of hummas and pita. also tofu or any lean protein. i would also like to hear what other people suggest. i also like naturally flavored carbonated water as an alternative to soda.
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
on antibiotics while undergoing further testing by doctor
will start VSL #3 when antibiotics are done.


dakotagirl
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   Posted 9/7/2007 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Lean protien! I like to take a frozen turkey breast, thaw it, put it in the crock pot all day and then eat. Very easy, very good for my tummy. Enough food for many days. Make some mashed potatoes. Then add some gravy (if your tummy can handle it) made from the turkey drippings in the crock pot.

Grilled chicken breat is another easy one. Cook veges into "oblivion" - give them the "fork" test - if they don't mash easily, cook some more.

For snacks, I like homemade rice crispy bars. The rice seems easy on the tummy.

Also - just a reminder - small, frequent meals work better than large meals!

Best of luck!
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TDoern
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   Posted 9/7/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you say how you cook the turkey? Do you season it?
I'm also looking for alot of veggie recipes... I've also got to please my husband as well.
I'm taking vitamins to make up for the veggies I'm not eating right now, but I know it's not healthy to eat this way permanently, I dont even think it's healthy to eat this way for a few days. Anything starchy goes over very well in my stomach, but as a rule I should avoid them being insulin resistant.... it's amazing how the stuff that is supposed to be good for you HATES me, and the stuff that I should avoid feels great in my tummy....
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
_____________________________________________________________________________
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)


dakotagirl
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   Posted 9/7/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I cook the turkey very plainly - was never sure what (if any) seasonings would effect my guts. Just take the thawed, rinsed turkey breast and put it in the crock pot on low, all day. I don't add anything. As long as the lid fits, it will produce all of the moisture it needs. (I have a huge crock pot that I've used just for turkey breats! Although my medium sized one works just fine...) Basically, after a day in the crockpot while I'm at work, the turkey falls off the bone. It's so moist! My husband likes it this way - which is good since he doesn't like it cooked in the oven (not the way anyone does it) says it's too dry. I'm sure you could use a rub (or injection) of any sort - it would just season the drippings for the gravy.

Oh, and sometimes, if it's not thawed all the way, I'll still put it in.

It is totally strange how when I'm flaring I can eat Cheetos - but veges are OUT!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
 
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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UC Girl
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   Posted 9/7/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had luck with chicken and rice. Slow cooked chicken is what I have been living on for the last few months, seasoned with sea salt & pepper or chopped up herbs for a nice flavour. I can also handle cooked veggies. I try to eat rice pasta or rice flour bread (or Rye flour bread) I try to stay away from sugar (unfortunatly) whole wheat, dairy (heavy creams) red meat and raw veggies. I saddly, just now am starting to realize that soda hurts me too, even club soda or carbonated water (Talk about bloat!)

Good luck with your diet!


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diagnosed April 2007
Have been flaring since January 2007
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Meesh
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   Posted 9/7/2007 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
If you're looking for veggies, green beans are excellent and very digestable, cooked of course. I find avocados to be soothing. Asparagus works out well for me, well cooked, V8 juice generally works. It's important nutritionally to try to get some veggies into you, but it's hard when you're flaring. I miss brocolli, my former favorite veggie, but that and peppers I just cannot tolerate. Also onions are a poor choice.
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princesa
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   Posted 9/7/2007 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Tender turkey and chicken breast, soft-cooked English peas, green beans, winter squashes, baked apples and pears, very ripe bananas. Soups and stews are excellent. You can puree them, too.
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birdiem
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   Posted 9/7/2007 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
also, i can tolerate eggs and the yolk has lots of nutrients.
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
on antibiotics while undergoing further testing by doctor
will start VSL #3 when antibiotics are done.


potty girl
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   Posted 9/7/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
chicken, turkey,rice, mashed potato, spinich, asparagus, pasta, applesauce, eggs, baked potato, green beans tend to cause alot of gas for me. I cant eat very many vegetables either. nothing raw. good luck.
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potty girl
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   Posted 9/7/2007 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
well cooked carots
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


Another UC wife
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   Posted 9/7/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I made a chicken soup today - he tolerates that really well. Applesauce, scrambled eggs, pasta with butter and Ensure agrees well with him. Also Turkey and mashed potatoes with some gravy. Seedless grapes, pineapple, nectarines, extra large strawberries I cut away the outside seeds, pears. (Bananas don't seem to be that good for him) 1% Milk doesn't seem to bother him so he can have cereal as well. Has tea with honey more often than coffee.

When we go out and eat which is not all that often he will experiment and sometimes it's ok and other times not....for the most part he really does try to eat what is "safer" to not put him in distress.

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Jjc2007
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I forgot one thing.
For a snack, I eat Honeymaid Honey low fat grahm crackers.
I read somewhere a long time ago that grahm crackers are good on your colon. Don't know it that is true, but grahm crackers ALWAYS have soothed my stomachs. And I don't know if it is in my mind or not, but I swear that after eating them I tend to see improvements.
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TDoern
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   Posted 9/7/2007 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
you guys are so awesome!

it's funny seeing that mostly the same stuff agree's with you guys that does me. makes me feel not quite so alone :)
I never thought of V8 to get veggies in and am glad you mentioned it.

I know I'm doing chicken soup tommorrow, then stew next, after that we'll see :)
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
_____________________________________________________________________________
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)

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