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thedancingcrohnie replied to the topic What are some of your favorite holiday "safe foods"?? in the forum Nutrition and Exercise 1 day, 23 hours ago
I do well with turkey and gravy at Thanksgiving, along with salad, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes (no milk).
For Christmas, I enjoy ham with salad and potatoes.
For BBQs or other get togethers of that nature, I do coleslaw, grilled chicken, corn on the cob, fruit, chicken salad, tuna salad, any fish grilled or blackened.
I am so sorry that you are going through this. It can be so frustrating feeling ill and knowing something is wrong with your body and not being able to get straight answers.
Hello! I hope you are well. I need help because I’m desperate. I’m new in this forum and I want to tell you what is happening to me. In summary, my digestive problems started 5 years ago. I was diagnosed with IBS […]
Jills commented on the post, I tried going vegan to help my Crohn’s disease and here’s what happened… 2 days, 3 hours ago
I too can eat salad and I seem to have to eat it to keep my bowels working as I have stricturing crohns disease from inflammation and scarring. Tried dairy free and gluten free close to a year. Lost thirty pounds though no improvement or change in my crohns. It is a nasty disease and it seems we all experience it differently. When you find what…
Thank you for sharing this @gutsman! I have read articles about the problems with being “too clean” so I am glad to hear your new routine is not only working for you, but also saves you a lot of time throughout the day 🙂 We appreciate you being here!
–Julie (Team Member)
Yes! @myibdstory, couldn’t agree more. Living with this invisible illness can be so difficult. IBD is such a misunderstood disease and so many just don’t understand what you are going through. Stay strong! Sending hugs and strength- Pam (team member)
Sometimes the pain is hideous. It is really hard to communicate this, you might look fine to most people. The cramps are right up there with labor pains.
Julie Marie Palumbo replied to the topic What are some of your favorite holiday "safe foods"?? in the forum Nutrition and Exercise 3 days, 18 hours ago
Thank you for asking! I feel like this is always relevant with holidays occurring year-round!
I am always safe with the protein option–turkey on Thanksgiving, ham and hard-boiled eggs on Easter, grilled chicken or burgers (on a gluten free bun) for Memorial Day and 4th of July. Potatoes and salad are typically a safe, bet too!
thedancingcrohnie commented on the post, 5 Tips I Wish I Had on Coping with Crohn’s in High School 3 days, 19 hours ago
Couldn’t agree more. So sorry you had to go through that during a time where resources were limited for you. You are certainly a warrior.
I often think about kids who have to go though this illness during school. I really can’t imagine. I was diagnosed after I graduated college, and in terms of timing, I’m pretty thankful.
judyjo2011 commented on the post, 5 Tips I Wish I Had on Coping with Crohn’s in High School 3 days, 19 hours ago
I was diagnosed with UC at age 16, in 1961. No social media; not even a juvenile/teen section in hospital. I was in hospital for a month: took two full weeks to diagnose; no colonoscopies then; wide awake for barium enemas. Was where there was an open bed (cardiology) with a lot of old sick people. Never heard of IBD or UC. Out of school for a…
Love this post.
I have been interested in trying to go vegan, but I get so hangry when I don’t have meat lol. I stay away from red meat but I love my turkey, chicken and fish.
Just like you, beans and lentils never digest well with me so not sure how I would get adequate protein.
“I often have to take deep breaths, stare at a focal point on the wall, or look at my phone as a distraction in these moments.”
Yup…I’ve had to get bite guards from the insane amount of teeth grinding I’ve done because of the pain. Great post!