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Can I eat Corn on the Cob ever again?

Mon May 30, 2022 12:08 pm
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Since summer is now upon us here in Ontario, one of my fav foods has always been Corn on the cob. I have had my colostomy not quite a year. Because I had surgery then was on Chemo for 6 months and now radiation, I am testing the waters with food as I still can’t figure out how long it takes things to digest and am currently curious about corn and salads. I have heard so much mixed info ( I know it depends on the individual) on what we can eat. I also know the treatments are also affecting output and cramps etc. I was just curious if anyone had had any luck with corn on the cob, garden salads and quinoa or couscous ( those were some of my staple suppers side dishes prior to this ).

Mon May 30, 2022 12:18 pm

I have an ileostomy and I'm not sure if diet for a colostomy is appreciably different.  I eat corn on the cob, and I'm eating popcorn right now as I type this.  Also salad is no problem.

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Mon May 30, 2022 12:23 pm

I’m the same as Henry, I do chew carefully 

Mon May 30, 2022 12:35 pm

I eat it all and corn will slow me down like I posted about earlier but it’s not on the do not eat list for me. You will know when the corn is coming out. 😂 The only thing I truly avoid are seeds/nuts for the simple fact I don’t like them in my bag. Oh, and alot of fiber at once will give me lots of output 

Mon May 30, 2022 1:13 pm

I'm with all the other repliers. Absolutely no problem with sweetcorn or any other salad ingredient. The sweetcorn often comes out almost intact if I haven't chewed it enough but it still hasn't caused a problem.  I grow my own because I just love it raw and straight off the cob.

Best wishes

Bill

Mon May 30, 2022 1:28 pm


HenryM wrote:

I have an ileostomy and I'm not sure if diet for a colostomy is appreciably different.  I eat corn on the cob, and I'm eating popcorn right now as I type this.  Also salad is no problem.

Ok good to know. I love popcorn!! But have been nervous about that too. Thanks for sharing .

Mon May 30, 2022 1:29 pm


Bill wrote:

I'm with all the other repliers. Absolutely no problem with sweetcorn or any other salad ingredient. The sweetcorn often comes out almost intact if I haven't chewed it enough but it still hasn't ca...

Lucky you ( for growing your own). Ok. I will try a bit then and see how I make out. Thanks for the reply. 

Mon May 30, 2022 1:35 pm


AlexT wrote:

I eat it all and corn will slow me down like I posted about earlier but it’s not on the do not eat list for me. You will know when the corn is coming out. 😂 The only thing I truly avoid are se...

Thank you for the reply. Good to know. My concern is always blockages as I had to go back to the hospital (upon my release after two month stay) due to a stoma blockage  but that was 6 months ago and I have been better with chewing and learning my diet. I am also weary of seeds for the same reason of blockage. With the colostomy they say you can eat more regular foods after the 8 wks are done but I am nervous about the blockage thing. I am learning my bowel cycle is very different now ( hopefully not TMI lol) as I get a lot more dehydrated so not as easy to digest and pass food. 

Mon May 30, 2022 1:53 pm


SheColonostmy wrote:

Thank you for the reply. Good to know. My concern is always blockages as I had to go back to the hospital (upon my release after two month stay) due to a stoma blockage  but that was 6 months ago ...

Pumping fluids into yourself is always good for your digestion and to flush toxins out. Just be careful to not drink too much and push all the nutrients out too before they have a chance to get absorbed. 

Mon May 30, 2022 1:57 pm


SheColonostmy wrote:

Ok good to know. I love popcorn!! But have been nervous about that too. Thanks for sharing .

I think the key for any of us is eating things in moderation. Eating some popcorn with plenty of fluids shouldn’t be a problem. Eating the whole bucket of popcorn, although quite delicious and feasible, probably isn’t the best choice for us. 

Mon May 30, 2022 3:16 pm


AlexT wrote:

Pumping fluids into yourself is always good for your digestion and to flush toxins out. Just be careful to not drink too much and push all the nutrients out too before they have a chance to get abs...

This is another thing I struggle with is trying to get enough fluids …not much of a drinker of any kind …I am never thirsty so trying to drink 2L of water is a struggle and has resulted in vomiting while going through radiation-Not a good thing with a colostomy lol

Mon May 30, 2022 3:57 pm


SheColonostmy wrote:

This is another thing I struggle with is trying to get enough fluids …not much of a drinker of any kind …I am never thirsty so trying to drink 2L of water is a struggle and has resulted in vomi...

Drop it to 1 liter and see how your body responds. If you have a colostomy you aren’t losing the fluids like a person with an ileostomy does. So, maybe your body doesn’t need as much as you think. Also, depending on how active you are can really dictate how much fluid you need and how easy it is to take in. 

Mon May 30, 2022 4:23 pm

Corn has never been a problem for me, not when I had my colostomy and not now with my ileostomy.  People with colostomies are far less likely to have issues with food, so don't deny yourself something you love.  Just remember to chew well.  Enjoy!

Terry

Mon May 30, 2022 4:27 pm

Hi Shecolonostmy 😀 I have no wise words because I don't eat corn (silly story about when I was delivering my son). But I wanted to say hi and welcome. 😀

Mon May 30, 2022 4:28 pm


SallyK wrote:

Hi Shecolonostmy 😀 I have no wise words because I don't eat corn (silly story about when I was delivering my son). But I wanted to say hi and welcome. 😀

Do tell. 

Mon May 30, 2022 4:28 pm


AlexT wrote:

Do tell. 

LOL Aren't you supposed to be working?

Mon May 30, 2022 4:32 pm

I’m ready to work but they never have my train ready….so here I am.

Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:14 am


AlexT wrote:

Drop it to 1 liter and see how your body responds. If you have a colostomy you aren’t losing the fluids like a person with an ileostomy does. So, maybe your body doesn’t need as much as you thi...

Thanks Alex. Good point and good to know. I appreciate the insight as I am still learning.

Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:15 am


AlexT wrote:

Do tell. 

Thanks Sally! I agree with the “Do Tell” as I love a funny story!

Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:08 am


SheColonostmy wrote:

Thanks Sally! I agree with the “Do Tell” as I love a funny story!

I will have to private message you for that one... not telling it here.  LOL 😂

Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:54 am


SallyK wrote:

I will have to private message you for that one... not telling it here.  LOL 😂

Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:09 pm


AlexT wrote:

Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:58 pm

Don’t be a prissy with the forum folks…

Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:18 pm


AlexT wrote:

Don’t be a prissy with the forum folks…

YEEESSS

Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:55 pm

😁 I double dog dare ya to tell everyone. 

Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:24 pm


AlexT wrote:

😁 I double dog dare ya to tell everyone. 

Of course you do. 😂

Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:38 pm

With a new food, it’s a good idea to try a little of it.  I have seen some ileos eat anything and a lot of it, but I can’t do that.  Thus, difficult as it is, I have not eaten corn on the cob for 10 years.  Corn is very difficult to digest, and what goes in, comes out…. 

Sun Jun 05, 2022 10:31 pm

Things like corn on the cob, peanuts and mushrooms are just some things that don’t break up easy. You should have no problem if you follow the golden rule Chew, chew, chew and drink, drink, drink. Mike

Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:04 am


HenryM wrote:

I have an ileostomy and I'm not sure if diet for a colostomy is appreciably different.  I eat corn on the cob, and I'm eating popcorn right now as I type this.  Also salad is no problem.

I guess there's no direct way to reply to SheColonostmy.

I eat most foods without issue. But I have 2 compounding problems so I have to be careful with corn, salad, spaghetti etc - I have Diverticulosis and no upper teeth - Agent Orange was not my friend (have not gotten used to dentures yet). But the Diverticulosis trap corn, salad etc and I have the worst stomach pains you can imagine because I get all stopped up. For me, I need to chew more thoroughly and I guess I would suggest that to SheC... as well. I would love to eat corn on the cobb again, drenched in butter. Maybe when I'm more comfortable with the dentures. But SheC... should have no trouble with it or salads. Just go slow, we're all different.

Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:18 am


knobby wrote:

I guess there's no direct way to reply to SheColonostmy.

I eat most foods without issue. But I have 2 compounding problems so I have to be careful with corn, salad, spaghetti etc - I have Divertic...

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