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sdmason

Joined: July 18, 2013

Posted: Jul 18, 2013 10:24 PM
I am not sure what makes me sick, some of everything I guess. I have not had fried food in a while. I have even let go of my father's barbeque, it I think causes me to be sick cause it can be greasy at times. I do eat some fruit, but I am not really interested in eating fruit. I drink plenty of water, more than I should at times. I am eating smaller meals, one because my stomach does not hold a lot. I will continue to read the messages, I feel I can really learn from them. 
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lizzies mom

Joined: September 09, 2009

Posted: Oct 5, 2013 5:05 PM
 Reply posted for sdmason.

We worked with a nutritionist when my daughter was first diagnosed.  It sounded silly at the time, but she had us begin a food journal.   Doing so helped figure out which foods were a good match and which weren't.   Also jotting down the way the food was prepared helped as well.  After several meetings with the nutritionist we figured out the recommended smaller / more frequent meal suggestion helped as well.  It is a trial and error process, but once its figured out life is more enjoyable.   Good luck in your food journey.
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sloopjohnb

Joined: October 03, 2013

Posted: Oct 3, 2013 10:43 PM
 Reply posted for sdmason.

Here is what has worked for me.
Gluten-free. I do not have celiac disease, but was symptom-free for a year by just making this change.
Recently, eliminated lactose (easy compared to gluten). Aged cheese seems to be OK.
No artificial sweetener. And all vegetables are cooked, no more salad. I eat some fruit, mostly bananas. Watch out for peels.
I have diahrrea predominent Crohn's.
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sdmason

Joined: July 18, 2013

Posted: Sep 17, 2013 3:04 PM
 Reply posted for joselyn.

Thanks for the reply. i am trying to do better myself, but it is really hard to do. I however have another dilemma. I have been having accidents with my ostomy bag and I am mortified when this happens. I become an emotional wreck when this happens to me. I immediately become unglued and i shut all the way down. I do not want to talk to anyone. I want to go into hiding and never come back. I have these accidents in public places and before I know it I am covered with feces. I am so embarrassed, which causes me to cry and ask why me. I am a school teacher and I work at Walmart and it has happened on both jobs. I am not sure how to control my emotions. I am thinking about retiring and staying at home.  This causes me to not go places for fear that may have an accident. Please pray for me and my mental capacity.
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joselyn

Joined: September 16, 2013

Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:59 PM
 Reply posted for sdmason.

Greasy foods, red meats and lactose always made me sensitive and felt very heavy so my doctor suggested a vegan diet and it has been working great! He also said i could slowly try new things to see how I react (for example consume a bit of cottage cheese for a week and pay very close attention to any symptoms)

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