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Posted by Past Member, on Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:17 am
ok had a hand full of p-nuts yummy, im fine nothing wrong yipeeeee im so pleased,
the world of food has opened up to me again, as a world traveller (not bragging)
food is very inportant to me as i dont smoke or drink, im going on holiday in march for 6 weeks so im looking foreward to it that little bit more no i know i can eat a whole range of foods, so thank you again everyone for all your advice, no doubt i will have a lot more questions to ask,......maggie.
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Reply by Past Member, on Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:47 am
Congrats Maggie!

Welcome to my world of "living to eat" (as opposed to the old boring adage of eating to live!).

Eat, drink and be merry!  

Cheers and happy new year,
Jo x
Reply by Immarsh, on Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:54 am
Hi All,

We all do seem to have our own personal food opinions, and I find it interesting and ironic that we all indulge in salad....when the professionals say "don't".   To all new "Ostomates", come here for real life "advice".

Just to let you know, back in Nov, I was searching for a different kind of Salad receipe, since one of my dinner guests requested a salad.  

I made a "fabulous" fruit and Nut ( Autumn) salad, with an orange & mustard vinigrette dressing.  It had all the ingredients that I was " not supposed to eat", and all went well.  

I used mixed greens & romanie,  The fruit was cubed   Apple (with skin) pears, tangerines, dried cranberries, red onions tomatoes, cucumbers  & nuts ( I used cashews).  I just brought the same salad to New Year's Eve party, and it was a hint.  I'd use it for a lunch adding grilled, sliced chicken.   I'm going to experiment with other fruits, pinapple, and some other dried fruit...    For those who are hesitant, try each ingredient prior to combining, and try to eat something ( like bread) before starting on the salad.    Enjoy.
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Reply by Past Member, on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:44 am
thank you hun sounds just like my kind of food i will try that one, i had fried mushrooms (cut small)for the first time since my ileostomy, enjoyed every mouth full, MMMMMMmmm,

iv still one question i love grapes, can we eat those too,my stoma nurse said no, but you know she said to all raw foode including fruit, so id just thought id ask, thank you again for the receipe,....maggie
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Reply by Past Member, on Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:03 pm
without reading this entire thread, I am going to invoke the golden rule of ostomy: Introduce slowly, then observe for any change(s).

AND then you'd know if you can eat salad.

oh, and chew thoroughly. that is all.
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Reply by Past Member, on Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:35 pm
My dear Maggie, haven't you realized by now that a lot, not all, but a lot of their
care is based on how much inconvience it is going to impose on them? As far as not eating certain foods,  they would have you eat nothing but gruell or oatmeal, (easier for them to clean up in case of an accident!)
     I know your nurse is going to say," alright listen to your friends, they are all medically trained and know every thing"  with a touch of sarcasm.  Catch the look on her face the next time she has to clean your pouch,     remember what I told you.

Reply by lottagelady, on Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:58 pm
iv still one question i love grapes, can we eat those too?

Maggie - of course you can!

Try some and see, chew and experiment with it ...... I would say be careful with the pulp of satsumas/oranges etc and pineapple can be a bit dodgy but just 'suck it and see'!

Rach xx
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Reply by Past Member, on Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:51 pm
thank you ,and rach do you eat the skin on the grapes, if not theres a job for hubby, peeling my grapes,lol.
Reply by lottagelady, on Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:14 pm
maggie33 wrote:
thank you ,and rach do you eat the skin on the grapes, if not theres a job for hubby, peeling my grapes,lol.

Well I do! Last couple of days I have actually been making yoghurt smoothies with my blender and have been putting allsorts in - so even if you find you can't eat something 'whole', you could try just zapping it?

Reply by mooza, on Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:35 am
  Agree with everyone here i was eating a salad while chatting on this site the person daid wish i could do that ...Stuff the nurse they try but i eat anything i want dont eat mushrooms CAUSE DONT LIKE EM hahahah trial and error maree u just mite hav helped me somthing i thought food was blocking me but u said multiple ops so eight is a lot nerve damage pills now..i thought it was food even though i ate not much on the day thanx.. luv..Have probs with onions and tzaziki spell chec   still couldnt eat them b 4 ops there u go kiddo eat and be happy toodles mare mooza
Reply by tragicallydave, on Wed May 11, 2011 7:33 pm

You can't make friends with salad....You can't make friends with salad....
Reply by mooza, on Wed May 11, 2011 7:54 pm
I cant talk for everyone but I DO eat salads ... Experiment all the time and yes have had probs with some food but not for sooooooooo  long ..If im in pain i lie down for awhile on my side ..I have an ileostomy i ate salad 3 days ago no probs...

does any one have a stomal therapy Nurse most helpful when i need ..I just call mine up..xx mooza
Reply by beatrice, on Thu May 12, 2011 1:19 pm
Got to pipe in ... I can eat lettuce now !!!  Any 'sturdier vegie' stuff in the salad doesn't work (blockage) no matter how much I chew.

Ileo in Dec 09 -- had tried eating lettuce after I healed, but no go. About 5 wks ago, I tried again. Eating a couple mouthfulls of Romaine (with feta cheese, a couple croutons and puried garlic in a dressing - yum). It went down so good and processed well ... amusing to see the lettuce come out almost like it went in - small pieces.

Now I have lettuce salad every night - how I was missing it. I chew really well and enjoy every bite.
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Reply by Past Member, on Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:15 pm
I was told the same thing and worry is if you have diverticulitis you may get a seed stuck into a fistula and cause infection and the possibility of a tearing of the intestine which is what happened to me. 16 months later I now eat just about everything and have had no problems with the exception excessive gas. Popcorn which I love I have tried only a couple of times with resulting regrets. It is hard to digest and the husk which is the bandit has gotten stuck causing some bleeding and major discomfort for me until all of it has passed and that can be several days for me. I am just going to have to give it up. Eat well, chew well, drink a lot of fluids (something I am neglectful to do) and try things in very small amounts aand try to enjoy as much aas you can.
Reply by boatlady21, on Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:35 am
the only thing I was told not to eat or should I say swallow was a hole pickled onion as it could cause a blockage,
I eat everything I like, salads currys everything, you learn what gives you problems over time. I like cheese but don't eat it if I am going to visit people the next day as the odour is well just disgusting,
I had my ostomy in 1986 so well used to it now everything is second nature
Reply by Williamjefferson, on Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:28 pm
Before our Eliostomy we did not notice the food that passed through our intestines. I feel the only thing missing is my large bowel. Food had to go through the small intestine then so why not now. I eat everything now that I did before. I do chew my food better after a blockage that really was caused from an adhision wrapped around my intestine. I had eat alot of kidney beans and they were blocked. Had to have surgery and the doctor told me that the adhision had closed my intestine to the size off a pencil. After surgery out come the beans. I still eat them but make sure I chew them up good. Know other problems. I love taco salads,corn on the cob,mushrooms,and all veggies. I can also eat popcorn by the bowl full. We all are a family and we know best about each other as we have been there and done that. I love my fellow ostomates. Thank you to all.
Reply by DianeRaven, on Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:56 pm
I eat salad,vegetables,etc.I think its trail and error;"Bag Ladies" [Stoma Nurses] don't know everything.....
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Reply by Past Member, on Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:23 am
Last evening, I had a huge (for me) chicken stir fry  Crunchy beansprouts, peppers, cabbage strips,  grated mushrooms, carrots, everything forbidden in there.  Sat back and waited for the explosion to happen all evening,  slept very lightly incase the bedclothes needed changing, and lo and behold, to think I got away with no "trouble". Amazing. However, still not tried lettuce.
Reply by Stef, on Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:21 pm

Hi I've mine since January . I was told the same but over last few wks ive tried different things out to see what happens.   I had complications with mine and ended up in hospital for 3 months it stopped working.  I can't have dairy or gluten since I had op.  Onions ran straight through me.  I eat apples, peaches without skin no problem. Tried lettuce last wk and had no problems.  I also use lomotil which helps me big time.  I don't have to empty bag half as  much anymore.  

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