How'd everyone do this Thanksgiving?

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Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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   Posted 11/25/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I know many of us are in flares, be it mini or otherwise, and just wanted to check in to see how you all did over the holiday.
 
For me, my hunger didn't start until we heard a talk show on the radio where all they talked about was turkey, stuffing, etc.  I couldn't help but think about it during our entire drive down south - all the while salivating.  I had been eating gut friendly food all week...dry toast, applesauce, banana's, rice crackers, PB, etc. and told myself that I would only have a few bites.  Well, I think I did pretty good, but the strawberry cake was too good for just one piece.  Luckily, the dinner was the worst Turkey dinner both my DH and I ever had so overeating was not an issue.  tongue    I stayed clear of anything that had nuts in it or anything with whipped cream, but something bothered me and the pudding poo started up again, along with some blood.  My cramps are gone and the urgency has subsided again so hopefully I'm on the mend again.  I'm back to my gut friendly food this week and back up to 2 Rowasa a day.  I only did one a day while gone, but need to get back to my 2 day for the upcoming week.
 
Hope everyone did better than me and had a happy Thanksgiving!


Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  11/2/07 Ending 5 month remission w/mini-flare :-(


tjf
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   Posted 11/25/2007 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
My son has really been sick this week and Thanksgiving was the first night I actually thought about eating. I had a little bit of everything and a ton of sweet potatoes! Not too bad the next morning. I definitely had a couple 'bonus' trips to the potty. I did have a glass of wine and that usually bothers me so it could have been that. Otherwise everything was a-ok.
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Lonie
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   Posted 11/25/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Funny thing; I always think I'm going to overeat, but nothing really tastes as good as I think it will! Silly huh? I think I'm so used to eating "good" that the stuff I think is really going to be great....isn't really that "great." Does that make sense? Anyway, I didn't do to bad...oh, and I did most of the cooking so I only have me to blame! :-)
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potty girl
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   Posted 11/25/2007 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I did really good ate a little to much pie, and had a little D, but other then that I did good. hope everyone enjoyed there Thanksgiving. sorry your son was sick Tab. hope he is feeling better. I had like 6 less people this year at my house because of the flu.
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jano437
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   Posted 11/25/2007 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I did pretty well. I did eat to much pie though. My body isn't used to eating alot of junk food, and it was making some wierd sounds the next day. Other than that, everything went well

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jujub
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   Posted 11/25/2007 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a good day. Since I cook everything myself, it's all lower fat because I skim all the fat off the turkey broth and don't use butter or margarine in anything. Still tastes great, and doesn't even give me the indigestion it did even before the UC.
Judy
 
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Old Hat
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   Posted 11/26/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Ate a bit too much herb stuffing + cranberry/cointreau sauce, but avoided pumpkin pie entirely because the ginger in it is really what does me in D-wise. Trixy, are you a vegan? Or did you just give up meat/poultry because of UC flare? / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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   Posted 11/26/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you all did pretty good! I'm back to liquid poo again, with just a touch of blood. I woke up about 4 times last night to go to the bathroom, but the good news is there were no cramps involved. I've gone 3 times since I woke up this morning and nothing since. Keeping my fingers crossed. I have another Chiropractic appointment today so I'm hoping that he'll get to the root of it all and my D will stop again.

Old Hat - I am trying to go vegan, but it is hard so if I stick with a vegetarian diet with some fish, I seem to be okay. The reason behind it is two-fold.

#1 - I swell and gain weight when I eat animal protein - meats, eggs, cheeses, etc - so I wanted to switch to a vegetarian diet for that reason.

#2 - I wanted to stay away from inflammatory foods, such as meat, etc. b/c of my UC. Meat and such fall into that category, along with some veggies.

I've been doing great on this diet since May, with some relapses in July (vacation and ate a bit of meat) and in September (visited the inlaws who are also meatlovers) and a couple other times when going out with friends. Since October 1st, I haven't eaten any meat or animal protein (except Thanksgiving) and the results are astounding from a swelling and weight percpective. I'm down 18 pounds and my swelling is minimal if anything at all. However, I have been eating a lot of the nightshade veggies (tomatoes) these past 2 months, which makes me wonder if that is the cause of my flare up this time.

Sorry, probably more than you asked for.

Glad to hear everyone did okay and there were minor rumblings and D.
Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  11/2/07 Ending 5 month remission w/mini-flare :-(


UC Fighter
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   Posted 11/26/2007 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I should have stayed away from the chocolate covered popcorn. Nuff said.
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NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 11/26/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
It was real hard for me, staring at the potato salad, maccronie pie and lasagna...I almost fell into a trance looking at all that food, but I stayed true to my diet. I was really fortunate that festivities moved to another room where they served custard and apple pie, otherwise I would not have been able to resist...no way!

Ah! It's been soooooo long since I've had custard (http://www.britishdelights.com/prod_d3a.htm), it makes me want to cry...lol

Ps.
maybe for Christmas, I'll convince my sister to use honey instead of sugar in her apple pie and rice milk instead of cows milk for the custard...hmmm.

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Susiebuddy
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   Posted 11/26/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My Thanksgiving was un-eventful, but NICE and peaceful! When I first got here, I had a case of liquipoopie that I though would NEVER go away, and I think it must have been a virus, but has taken a while to completely go away. So, my Thanksgiving meal consisted of Rice, chicken and cottage cheese, all mixed up together... Very easy on the digestion and didn't tast too bad really... Plus, I spent it with my dog and horse, and my neighbors horses... My son called me and we talked a bit, and that's about it... :)
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