Thursday’s tip of the day…….

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If you have an ostomy and you decide to eat this......your output looks exactly like it did going in, minus the pink middle. I did not know there was 11,457 little pieces of peanuts or nuts or whatever is mixed in the chocolate, I know now. So, I warn all ostomates, beware a Twin Bing. Messiest thing I've had come out so far. You're welcome, enjoy your Thursday.

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As they say... you are what you eat.  LOL

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Reply to HenryM

Hello HenryM.

I do like this saying as it brings a wry smile to my face when thinking about people eating pork.

Best wishes

Bill

 
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LOL Never heard of them... maybe we can't get them here in the Great White North. They don't exactly look too appealing anyways.

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Reply to HenryM

I'm pretty much the same thing every day then...pureed greens and chicken and fish! My ileostomy is pretty new and I hesitate to eat anything that MAY cause an issue. But that candy looks like it would be tasty!

 
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Reply to Daria Luna

They are good......going in.

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I don't know, that filling looks pretty suspect to me. The rest looks really good though, and as long as it came out, hey, who cares what it looks like?

Terry

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Reply to delgrl525

Filling is the best part.

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Reply to Daria Luna

You poor thing !!! You are soooo deprived . You need to experiment . Dresh Salmon barely cooked..Yummmm !!Mashed Spuds with Tons of Butter Garlic and finely choppedgreen Onions !Clam Chowder ..Yummy !

See what happens if you eat a jar of pickled Beets ! Great for the Gut Biome but you may have the urge to run to the ER after a bit....Blood Red output !! LOL!!Magoo ...get you food adventure started !!

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Reply to Daria Luna

I'd go nuts if I ate the same thing every day. Why do you do that? Did you do that before having an ostomy?

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Reply to Daria Luna

There is very little I don't eat.  You need to start branching out, little by little, one new thing at a time.  

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One Tip for most of us here ...be conservative with the nuts but peanut butter works !

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The worst thing I ever ate with a new ostomy was Grape-Nuts. Let's just say that the fiber was very hard on me and pretty much pushed the bag right off. My favorite piece of advice that my doctor told me was to make sure that I drank my water separate from any food because since I have an ileostomy, I get no water from my food and that my food mixed with water becomes output not Urine. I have had this lifestyle for23 years, so I'm an old hat at this!

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I've never seen these, Alex. Did it hurt coming out?? I just had Havarti cheese with dill as a snack and it looked like an art project coming out - it was quite beautiful!

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Reply to SallyK

I was going to say that but you beat me to it!

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Reply to Daria Luna

Daria, as a newbie, try different things but in small portions, especially fiber (speaking from experience, when I like something I eat a lot of it and lots of veggies and popcorn have blown my bag right off my belly!)

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Reply to jeanneskindle

My doc never said that. I will try holding back on the water!

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Reply to eefyjig

To be clear, eefy, he wanted me to avoid dehydration since water becoming food does not hydrate us. Be sure to drink AT LEAST 48 ounces of water separately from any food (hour before or after).

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Reply to eefyjig

Only an ostomate could describe their poop as beautiful!!

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Reply to eefyjig

No pain, just a warm pile of liquidy peanut infused mess.

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Reply to eefyjig

Hello eefyjig.
I'm so pleased to see that someone else recognises the artistic potential within the concept of 'the bag'.Best wishes

Bill

 

IN MY COLOUR-FULL RAG-TAG BAG.

Right from the start. 
I sensed there was art.
In my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

I’ve so often said 
The cherries stay red.
In my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

And to my delight.
All nuts stay white.
In my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

There in my sack
The currants stay black
In my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

I tell you my fellow 
The sweet corn stays yellow.
In my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

Blueberries too 
Will keep their dark hue.
In my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

Those carrots stand out.
Bright orange they shout. 
In my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

I perplex and frown 
As I ponder the brown
In my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

A vortex soup of colours blend 
A pot of gold at rainbows end.
In my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

Were I an artist like Matisse 
I would paint a masterpiece.
From my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

But I am just a simple poet.
Rhyming words is how I show it.
From my colour-full rag-tag bag.

I use the rhythms and the rhymes 
To tell of smell and raw enzymes.
From my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

The subject matter won’t get worse.
By placing it within a verse. 
The ostomate as graduand.
Will be the one to understand.
My colour-full rag-tag-bag.             

                                           B. Withers 2011 

      (In:  ‘My Colourful Rag-Tag-bag’ 2012)

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Reply to Bill

Oh, it's fascinating. I see a "Shark Tank" presentation - Ostomy Artwork. Anyone with me?!

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Reply to jeanneskindle

I understood, Jeanne, thanks for checking. I should have written that I'd hold back during meals. But I'm not clear how water becoming food doesn't hydrate us since we're told that things like wet fruit are part of our hydration.

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Reply to eefyjig

Hello eefyjig. 
I do not wish to appear too negative in my reply to your post 'but', having spent the past half hour investigating what on earth a 'shark tank' presentation is, I can safely say that it is not something that would appeal to me either as an investor or a potential seeker of capital.
I cannot think that Ostomy Artwork would be of much interest to anyone outside the (fairly limited) stoma (or closely related) community.
What might be both entertaining and therefore potentially moneymaking, could be the use of toilet-humour in an individual performance or a well written sketch, play or story line, performed for people's entertainment and perhaps education for the ignorant in these matters.

 A programme equivalent to 'Shark Tank' in the UK would be 'Dragon's Den':  I suspect that none of the entrepreneurs that I have seen on there would be the slightest bit interested in the subject matter, let alone investing money in it.
The entertainment value in stoma stories would probably need a 'specialist' sales-pitch to tap into a profitable market. However, there are very few 'specialists' about that could pull off such a performance. Any such people would probably earn a lot more money being paid for their talents to be employed doing something completely different. 

Best wishes

Bill


 

 

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