With an ileostomy I know a lot of people worry about eating vegetables and salad for the risk of blockages or the fear that they may irritate their IBD. Well I found recently that I can eat salad again or at least I’ve eaten it everyday this week and had no problems so far *touch wood*
So as promised I have written down the food I have eaten this week and I would definitely say its been better. Don’t get me wrong its not saintly but who the hell wants to live on salad leaves and air? Not me that’s for sure, but hopefully I will shed a few pounds by not filling my face with crap! Well and feel better in myself from not being overloaded from food with empty calories from fat and sugar like in the last diary.
Today I had an appointment with General Surgery (General Surgery *salute* to all you HIMYM fans out there) I thought I would be seeing my surgeon but nope I saw the Stoma nurse which was fine because that’s who I wanted to see anyway! I needed some more barrier rings and my peristomal skin is quite sore again. *Naked Stoma* straight off the bat in the post!
With my impending Dietetics appointment on Tuesday I decided to note down everything I ate and drank unhealthy or not so I could have a thorough appointment. Because lets face it I have no idea what the appointment is even for!
I had my first night away with a friend since my surgery on bank holiday Monday. I met Stacy via Fit Girls Guide on Instagram around Christmas 2014. Since then I feel like we have grown closer and closer. Hell there was never any taboo with poo if I needed to talk to someone about issues most people shy away from, she was there. In fact I think she once said “Hey! Everyone poops!” Read more
As promised here are some of the meals I’ve been eating. Some have foods on the so called not allowed list but I’m eating with caution (except the quinoa I ate way more of that than I should in one go at least as I don’t digest that very well. So in future small amounts of that for me! Especially when they caused a bit of a leak due to pancaking – pancaking is where the output doesn’t fall down into the bag but stays around the stoma. Read more
So after years of having an awful relationship with food, I get very stroppy about not being able to eat what I want (most of the time swayed by TV! Damn my weak constitution) When my Ulcerative Colitis first started to flare up I was full swing with an eating disorder. Most people say oh that’s what triggered it. I still get immensely annoyed at this comment because it’s a genetic disease, I was destined to have the bloody thing. Read more