Pancakes.

The past few months have been extremely rocky with Crohn’s Disease. Dealing with the stress of a new position at work and the death of a friend all while maybe not eating the best caused my Crohn’s to flare in all the worst possible ways. I’m sure everyone handles coming out of a flare differently, culinarily wise that is. I’ve noticed that when I come out of a flare I attach myself to one food that I know for a fact won’t bother my stomach. Thinking back I don’t think the foods that I cling on to are ever the same. After my initial diagnosis I ate tuna and tilapia daily and gradually added other foods in. The past three weeks it has been pancakes… IHOP pancakes to be more specific. I’m thankful to have at least one friend who has been more than understanding with this, even though each time we pull into IHOP she goes on a short diatribe about how this is the most she’s been to IHOP in the last three years combined.
During a flare I don’t eat. At all. I know that is not recommended, however I’m like a child with a hot stove. ‘You don’t have to burn me but once’ is the mentality I have with most pain. During this last flare there wasn’t a moment when I was not in level 8-10 pain. I know that anything other than liquid going into my body would elevate that pain, therefore I choose not to eat. Naturally, when I do start to eat again its very little and very specific things. As of this moment the foods I am eating are pancakes, chicken breast and eggs…. oh and bacon. Do any of yall with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis(or any other similar disease) go through the same thing after a flare? What are the first few weeks coming out of a flare like for yall? Until next time take care!

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  1. intestinaltestimonial
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 23:00:12

    Reblogged this on Tree and Leaf: Honesty. Health. Humor. and commented:
    Oh absolutely! Im the same way with basically all breakfast. When I move off of smoothies and broth I go to eggs, hash browns, and pancakes. I only have breakfast dates with people for weeks [partly because coming out of a flare im asleep by 7pm and partly because of the deliciousness of breakfast] Heh.

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  2. intestinaltestimonial
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 23:04:53

    Oh absolutely! Im the same way with basically all breakfast. When I move off of smoothies and broth I go to eggs, hash browns, and pancakes. I only have breakfast dates with people for weeks [partly because coming out of a flare im asleep by 7pm and partly because of the deliciousness of breakfast] Heh.

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  3. Hope
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 23:05:41

    I’m really similar–I eat very little when I’m flaring badly. (I’ve never managed to get into remission, so it’s more a question of how badly I’m flaring.) It just causes more pain, and it’s not like it stays in my system very long anyway. And I never have an appetite when I’m flaring badly, either.
    I’ve found I have to stick to a very strict diet to control my UC even when I’m not really sick. Otherwise, I’m likely to end up in the ER. But even when I find something that doesn’t have any of the ingredients that make me sicker, I tend to get scared and stick to the foods I already know my system can handle.

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    • Mel
      Jul 14, 2014 @ 23:22:00

      I never have an appetite when I’m flaring either so that makes it even easier to not eat. I know that scared feeling when you do start to finally eat, it’s terrible.

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