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Ileostomy and snacking

Posted by looking forward, on Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:44 pm
i seem to always be hungry and since i cannot eat raw fruits and veggies..does anyone know what to snack on?? i have an illiostomy so whatever goes in comes out pretty quick  thanks< >
Reply by Morning glory , on Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:07 pm
I usually eat cereal or cereal bars or peanut butter crackers. This seems to satisfy me.
Reply by honestabe, on Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:48 am
Eggs, meat also!
Reply by Nicholoffs, on Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:03 pm

I have an ileostomy, i can eat anything, raw fruit, veggies anything.... is there a reason why you can't eat fruit or veggies?

Reply by Nicholoffs, on Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:04 pm

I have an ileostomy, i can eat anything, raw fruit, veggies anything.... is there a reason why you can't eat fruit or veggies?

Reply by Prizzy, on Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:25 pm

Rice cakes with peanut butter.

Reply by vikinga, on Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:05 pm

I also have an ileostomy. When you first come out of surgery the list of what could be a problem as far as food goes is overwhelming. I remember thinking, so what can I eat? Well, thanks to conversations with a more experienced longtime ileostomate, I gained the courage to begin to eat more thngs. Now I eat pretty much anything that can be chewed up well. Things that are stringy are a no-no in my book. I like nuts, but to be safe, I put them through a grinder first and then sprinkle them on my other food or mix them into a recipe. I eat tons of raw salads.

Try a little of what you would like to eat, see how it goes. Chew everything up well. You will be fine. Enjoy your food:) 

Reply by Nobagjerz, on Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:25 pm

I graze so when I get hungry I cut a small peace of bacon 🥓 or a small peace of cooked turkey breast or a bowl of captain crunch.after a wile you’re stoma will relax if you slow down your intake of food.i don’t wear a pouch I go evening and early morning regular ever since I slowed down the intake.hope you try to get past the hunger feeling.servival 101 hunger and thirst is the same signal to the brain 🧠.drink water ' blocks out hunger.kemo from Baltimore 

Reply by NewlifeVictoria, on Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:25 am

How can you go without waring anything? Never could I do that.. Victoria 

Reply by Nobagjerz, on Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:30 am

first thing I said to myself when I woke up from being cut in half was I wanted to walk around like a normal person which was a dream to me that was not going to happen.how ever when I saw my asshole on my stomach and crap ' comming out of me.two rounds of kemo one round of radiation.food and alcohol 🍺 over load .i said to myself how do you figure out how much food you really need to eat.in second and third world countries people wake up wash walk to town work all day long come home eat one small meal a day and start over the next day.we hear in the USA eat three times a day plus snacks and sodas milk 🥛.hello I don’t have a Collin my guts carry my food.when I eat my guts move.if you want to slow the out put you have to make a void that you can control.most people have a morning and evening timing built in natural.how every when you cut off the poop ' storage bin signals to the brain and old blood vessels and nerves are mixed up.i eat a granola bar for breakfast and a small meal around mid day evening captain crunch for later evening.one glass of V8.pleanty of coffee and ice cream 🍦.vanela.

Reply by Morning glory , on Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:08 pm

NBJ,    Interesting. You must have a colostomy instead of an ileostomy. Am I right in assuming this?

Reply by zanzi1, on Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:22 pm

eggs, potatoes, peanut butter, pasta. beans. Things will change as time goes on. Don't forget to drink lots of fluids since you won't be absorbing much salt , vitamins and minerals.

 

Reply by NewlifeVictoria, on Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:46 am

Thank you I’m doing that all but beans I’m afraid to eat stuff always have gas and cramps and stress maybe the problem to,? I noticed that every thing hurt to how about you? But I font exercise enough to it’s been a lot but I gotta be ok and I’m going to pray for some relief I’m up late again need to sleep and my stomach hurts idk it really sucks, it will get better  Victoria 

Reply by zanzi1, on Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:52 am

You don't say how long you've had your ostomy but if you're having cramps, pain, etc.. I would certainly speak to your doctor about this. One of the things I was so grateful for was after I had my ileostomy over 40 years ago I didn't have any pain except when I had an intestinal blockage which can be very serious. Don't ignore any symptoms. Hope your feel better.

Reply by NewlifeVictoria, on Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:18 am
Thank you how about scar tissue and cramps I’m on bentyl and I’m on nauseous meds and pain meds I had 3 surgeries in a year Jan and I don’t move around enough to I’m weak I’m going to start therapy again physical and I’m thinking gas really can hurt and scar tissue anyone know about that? I have a lot and I have a lot of out put so thank god I pray a lot and want to feel good I always was in cramps pain or something uncomfortable since 2013 4 surgeries first one oct 22 2013 then June 15th and June 30th went sepsis was so sick 😢then got ileostomy sorry first surgery was colostomy ,,,,,,,then butt and colon and large and small of my small in Jan 2018 and new stoma and moved ileostomy.. went sepsis was so sick almost died 😢2 times and had to go through a lot and now I’m here blabbing away sorry thank you hope your well 😇🙏Victoria
Reply by Nobagjerz, on Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:20 am

hello sweetheart I’m ileostomy and love the color red on women.i only have one meal mid day graz on granola.your system slows down if you’re input slows your timing slows. I go once or twice a day very little. I stay moving around here all day long.i keep a hand full of toy let paper over my stoma to catch.hot water cleanse the best.the bags gave me a red ring problem from the glues to your skin.the more you eat the more you go.kemo looking back at you from Baltimore Maryland 

Reply by Donz14, on Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:41 am

Try eating bananas. They fill you up and are easy on the stomach. I also can't eat much raw fruit as it goes straight through and apple skin and orange pith are really hard to chew up so can cause a blockage. But bananas are fine, I eat one every day and no problems at all. Good luck and remember chew everything really well and drink lots of water :)

Reply by Nobagjerz, on Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:07 am

Hi from Baltimore.bananas are the antidote to the kemo therapies.green bananas that have just slightly turned yellow have the most healthy benefit.when they turn yellow they loose their enzymes and they turn to sweet and sticky not good. Monkeys and gorillas eat the green bananas with just a little yellow up by the stems.try one the younger chimps eat the yellow because the sugar.sugar makes your stools lose and sticky.once you tasted a solid meaty green banana that is just starting a get sweet you won’t eat any yellow bananas again.i eat a lot of granola V8 juice cheese and no red meat stakes are not good .hope things are good for you in your part of the world.kemo from Baltimore 

Reply by Silveradokid, on Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:40 pm

My go-to snack is peeled and sliced apple wedges dipped in strawberry or blueberry yogurt. Yum...

Reply by Magnum, on Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:53 am

After 4years and 4 major operations and having a illiostomy 2 year's I have found the foods that I digest and those I dont, I am obviously a meat eater and not a grass grazer , I find raw fruits and cooked veg don't digest plus all the usual nuts , mushroom, sweetcorn, etc . I get round the fruit by drinking fruit smoothies and vegetables cooked well soft and mashed or liquidiser and made into a nice gravy . But like everyone says the answer to eating most things is chew chew chew after a while it becomes normal to chew everything to pulp , I was told by my stoma team enjoy most things in moderation and chew chew chew 

 

Reply by Darturbo, on Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:35 pm

It will be two years in July since my colon was removed. I can feel very hungry at times, I eat more protein but I also eat anything and everything. Some times I think the hunger is the need for more fluids. I take imodium everyday but I have not really had any issues regarding things I can not eat. I think people are scared into believing their diet will be so very restricted they will not enjoy things they ate all their lives, unless you try things you will never known.

Reply by Nobagjerz, on Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:26 pm

We can eat anything.its a matter of how long you want to clean 🧽 out your bags '.i don’t want to be cleaning out sticky louse crap '.your crap is what you eat.horses crap ' picks up easily.our crap ' sticks to anything bag ' like.have fun.kemo jerz from Baltimore.

Reply by NewlifeVictoria, on Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:52 pm

Lolbyes we have to eat and have to clean our bags out and we have to live with something we are alive thank god victoria

Reply by Nobagjerz, on Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:49 am

I eat light so I don’t have to clean 🧽 out a bag '.and I’m alive and I love womon in red.

Reply by honestabe, on Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:31 pm

Ileostomy to colostomy! Eat everything! Prolapsed stoma! About to see my surgeon!

Reply by 253Stephanie, on Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:33 pm

Sound like me. I ate an apple and got a blockage that hospitalized me for a week. And then pineapple did the same but for three days. And I process food suuuppper fast like 20 minutes fast. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on white bread. I put peanut butter on thick.

Reply by NewlifeVictoria, on Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:32 pm

Hi did you see your surgeon about the prolapsed stoma? I have one as well and they said just make flange big and watch it, if changed colors and out put is good! I’m sad 😢 I did to much to do it!

Reply by honestabe, on Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:19 pm

A year ago, surgeon just said to watch it and make sure color is good! Am going back on dating sites  and think I will have it reduced! Don’t want to freak the girls out!

Reply by Llama Momma, on Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:13 pm
NewlifeVictoria wrote:

Thank you I’m doing that all but beans I’m afraid to eat stuff always have gas and cramps and stress maybe the problem to,? I noticed that every thing hurt to how about you? But I font exercise enough to it’s been a lot but I gotta be ok and I’m going to pray for some relief I’m up late again need to sleep and my stomach hurts idk it really sucks, it will get better  Victoria 


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