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Posted by wrencher52, on Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:13 pm

Hello -- I'm 73 have had my eliostomy bag since April 18. I was concerned at first as to what I can and cannot eat. Presently I eat anything I like. If the food is spicey (which I love) I'll pay for it later as it will bother my stoma. Other than that I find if I chew my food really good I don't have any problems at all. I love salads, pasta, pizza and occasionally mexican except I stay from the hot sauce!

 
Reply by Puppyluv56, on Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:37 pm

ileostomies seem to more effected by spice and fiber than a Colostomy! I eat anything with a Colostomy! 

 
Reply by Bill, on Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:38 am

I have always had problems with strong spices, but that has nothing to do with having a stoma as I suffered in this way before. I also have problems with many preservatives, which is a nuisance because nearly all prepared foods have them in. It forces me to prepare my own fresh food, which may  not be a bad thing, except it tends to be much less convenient. - I suppose that's why they call them 'convenience foods'.

Best wishes

Bill 

 
Reply by freedancer, on Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:21 am

I used to not be able to eat hardly anything after my first surgery in July of 2017. Then, after 7 months of losing weight and being in constant pain it was discovered my first stoma strictured and all my intestines were swollen and ready to burst.  I had already lost my colon and was endangered once again with death.  After another emergency surgery in February 2018, it was rebuilt and now I can eat almost anything I want.  For some reason I cannot eat carrots.  No matter how much I chew them and even though they are cooked soft, they block me so I stay away from them.

 
Reply by freedancer, on Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:21 am

I used to not be able to eat hardly anything after my first surgery in July of 2017. Then, after 7 months of losing weight and being in constant pain it was discovered my first stoma strictured and all my intestines were swollen and ready to burst.  I had already lost my colon and was endangered once again with death.  After another emergency surgery in February 2018, it was rebuilt and now I can eat almost anything I want.  For some reason I cannot eat carrots.  No matter how much I chew them and even though they are cooked soft, they block me so I stay away from them.

 
Reply by Tink75, on Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:56 pm

I have the same issue with my ileostomy and certain foods. When I got it 9yrs ago I was told that I had to remain on a moderate fiber diet...I could no longer have things such as lettuce...raw veggies...even chinese veggies. Haven being told that by my surgeon I stayed away from each of them along with popcorn (which I love) and cashews (which I also love). When I joined this site I met a great friend who told me that I didnt have to stay away from these things. I began experimenting with things like cabbage (in eggrolls and boiled with corned beef) and popcorn. The only thing I havent dare try isettuce as I did while in the hospital about 3yrs ago and it gave me horrible cramps...so I am really afraid to give it a try again.

I have eaten spicy food but only on occaision because...like you...my little appendage does not enjoy it when I do.

I guess all we can do is continue to experiment and see what works and what doesnt. When you eat lettuce in your salads does it bother you at all?

 
Reply by Puppyluv56, on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:34 pm

I haven’t had any food to bother me! Kinda wish suger did so I would not have gained so much weight over the holidays! Damn Christmas cookies! Lol paying the price and dieting now! 

pup

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