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Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:55 am

Is it possible to be able to eat a food for over a year and then not to be able to tollerate it anymore? Case in fact: I was doing fine with french fries.  I made them myself without the skin.  Did not have any issues with them until three weeks ago. Now, no matter how much I chew them, they cause stomach pain and partial blockage.  I can eat mashed, hash browns and baked without the skin but not fries?  Have any of you run into this before with food? 

Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:51 am

Much to my chagrin, because I love potatoes, they will sometimes cause me problems.  Key word:  sometimes.  I don't have an answer or explanation, I can just tell you that I have experinced that.  I suspect that our systems, not being mechanical automatons, will occasionally have good days and bad days.  So, although the mashed potatoes I had last week didn't bother me, the baked last night thickened me up uncomfortably.  All I can suggest is chalk it up to experience and let that be your guide in the future.

Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:20 am

Hi, yes - I can identify with this. Very few foods cause me a fast reaction that didn't before surgery(apricots are one!), but a few slow-building intolerances have become evident. I have to be very careful now with boiled rice (not more than once in three days), a particular brand of porridge oats (our usual being out of stock) has been an unrepeatable experience (if you see what I mean). The risk with me (exacerbated by a tendancy to dehydration) is of becoming sluggish then near blockage. I am very fortunate, and can eat most things I enjoyed before. I can enjoy strong curry (with not too much rice) but can no longer wash it down with beer!

Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:09 am

  I too love french fries.  And I was used to woofing them down.  I can tolerate them when cooked any other way.  I noticed as long as I eat something to mix it up with the french fries and chew the combo really well, I don't seem to have an issue.  Like burgers and fries.  But do not eat fries alone.

  I'm a huge fan of home cooked fries, McDonalds and Wendys fries.  The only other thing I notice is that when I order fast food fries, I always get the small because by the time I'm done with my burger, I don't have the ability to eat the rest of the fries.  Just my 2 cents.



Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:41 am

Hi all yes i,ve run into that with fries also but its usually when i,ve had more than i should especially those larger cottage fries.

Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:07 pm

I am a French Fry freak! I could eat them everyday. I prefer fat meaty fries to any other kind and have never had any problems with them expect that they fill me up really fast so I get a small and that is all I can eat. I do like McDonalds fries, don't tell MMSH,(the all time McD FF Freak) but they are not on the top of my list as best fries! Lol

As with anything that binds up, mixing something that frees you up with it works well! 
hope you find the answer cause giving up fries would devastate me!

Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:32 pm

OOOooooo.....Forgot about Red Robin fries....or maybe the seasoning....



Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:43 pm
NJ Bain wrote:

OOOooooo.....Forgot about Red Robin fries....or maybe the seasoning....




Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:07 pm

I don't think its the fries, I think its fired food in general, at least that has been my experience. I can eat a little of nearly anything but when I eat foods that turn to starcheds and sugars in our body (potatos, breads, corn products of all kinds like tortilla chips and so on) my digestive syatem litterly blows up and I am full of gas for hours. I'll fill my bag repeatedly with air and almost nothing else. Same happens when I eat fried foods. 

End result is I've cut most things from my diet along with not eating dairy. No cheese! :( Lucky for me my wife likes to bake so she makes bread I can eat AND my fave, bagels from a shop in St. Louis are dairy free so I can eat them, just not often. 

A limited diet is far better than feeling like crap all the time. It was tough at first as we all want nornalcy to return to our lives after surgery, but truth is this is our new normal. 

Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:17 am

Hi Freedancer... any changes to the remains of our digestive systems should be discussed with our Stoma Therapy Nurse or health care professional.

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