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Re: Hate waiting LOL

Postby tree » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:58 am

The soup/puree/overcook approach has worked well for me recently. Cooked carrots, green beans, squash, and other softer things are supposed to be better than more fiberous veggies like broccoli or cabbage. I hope your hair appointment is a good distraction from waiting for the peri.
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Re: Hate waiting LOL

Postby Raposa » Fri Sep 14, 2012 05:59 am

Maybe make a soup? You can cook potatoes and the veggies you want in broth until tender, then run 'em through a blender. I do that to make really smooth, lovely soups that help get veggies.
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Re: Hate waiting LOL

Postby princess purr » Thu Sep 13, 2012 09:49 pm

The doc ran blood work and it was negative for celiac. The week went by pretty fast, but I messed up the date, the peri appointment is on Wednesday, my hair appointment is on Tuesday LOL. Ugh,so I have a whole extra day to wait. I'm pretty sure I know what he is doing to say... but I still need to hear him say it! Hopefully the OBGYN appointment will go well on Thursday and then we can get the adventure started.
I'm wondering if I mash my veggies or get a baby food grinder if I would tolerate them better? I need to figure out a way to get some veggies in me. I have been scared to eat any veggies or fruit all week and my stomach has been doing much better. I think tomorrow night I will try some veggies again and see what happens. I could keep myself for not keep a detailed log over the years because that would have me further along on this journey.
Now if I could just get the sinus headache to go away I would be getting somewhere!
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!

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Re: Hate waiting LOL

Postby tree » Thu Sep 13, 2012 09:09 pm

Val - my Mom shares your love of overcooked foods, probably for the same reason. She has almost always had trouble with fresh fruits and vegetables because of her UC, but it has been much worse over the last five years or so.
Did they test you for celiac or gluten sensitivity? I used to have problems with too much gluten, but it stopped bothering me a year or two ago. My GI tested for celiac a few months ago. I wasn't too surprised that it came back negative since gluten only bothers me sometimes. I would rather give up gluten and get veggies back, but we don't get to pick. At least we all have chocolate!
I hope the waiting is not driving you too crazy this week.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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Re: Hate waiting LOL

Postby princess purr » Mon Sep 10, 2012 06:10 pm

I think gluten is starting to bother me as well. I am not doing so hot with large amount of pasta and I used to be okay with it. Whole wheat is a problem for me. Ugh!!! It is funny because I have always preferred over cooked food.. maybe that is why because I knew it made my stomach hurt less with out really knowing. I wonder if I can convince hubby to go get me some lactaid chocolate milk... hmmm I could so go for a glass!
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!

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Re: Hate waiting LOL

Postby sam10 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 03:50 pm

When my UC is bad, I am mostly bothered by raw/undercooked foods. I won't tolerate salads (lettuce), fresh fruits (e.g, apples are very bad) and need my veggies cooked a lot longer; yoghurt/milk I never tolerate unless it is lactose free. An overload on gluten is also not good. Meats and greasy foods, chocolate and junk food somehow don't bother be at all.
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M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: Hate waiting LOL

Postby bsherricca » Mon Sep 10, 2012 03:39 pm

i can so relate to this post ...having a hard time trying to convince my husband that its time to try again and here i was thinking i was the one traumatised by this whole thing :) ....i just hope he comes around (no pun intended) before i lose my nerve because although it has only been a few short months i almost feel like the longer we wait the more afraid i will be to try again ...he has said lets give it another month but i swear time has never moved so slowly LOL .....scared but hopeful esp since i now realise sadly i am not alone .. good luck and chin up

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Re: Hate waiting LOL

Postby princess purr » Sun Sep 09, 2012 09:06 pm

It really really does suck! I think I'm okay with lean meats. I seem to be okay with greasy meats to LOL Like McDonalds my tummy loves. Makes NO sense. Pizza, I'm good with. I think yogurt, that everyone is supposed to be okay with bothers me though. I'm trying to keep a log of what I'm eating and if it causes any problems to see if I can narrow down what is causing the problem. What is more confusing is one day it seems to not bother me and the next day it does. Hopefully we will both solve this mystery LOL
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!

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Re: Hate waiting LOL

Postby tree » Sun Sep 09, 2012 08:14 pm

I used to be able to eat anything and still lose weight during a flare. Sort of the silver lining in the cloud. Gaining weight while involuntarily eating crap and feeling terrible is just wrong. Eggs are actually good for me, but they have to be well cooked and not greasy. Can you eat lean meats? I have heard that those are good, but I am vegetarian. I do tend to eat more tofu to replace some of the veggie matter when I am having a flare.
Feel free to complain any time. I hate this. I know there are worse things in life, but this sucks.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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Re: Hate waiting LOL

Postby princess purr » Sun Sep 09, 2012 06:28 pm

What I think is crazy is as bad as much stomach is I don't think any of the calories should count LOL But yet, unless I am in a major flare I still gain weight. When I was exercising every night my stomach did seem to improve... So I guess I should start doing that. I could totally live on sweet potato though, so I guess if they don't upset my tummy I will be eating ALOT more of those. I read eggs aren't supposed to upset your stomach, but for some reason I think they upset mine. I would just love to be healthy with no medical mysteries to solve or try to work around.. but I know it could be worse, so I'm trying not to complain toooo much.
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!


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