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12-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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Mince pies

I had ileostomy surgery 2 and a half weeks ago and I'm dying to eat a mince pie (or 6!) am I allowed to??
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12-09-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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I had to look that up because I had never heard of it. I'd eat very bland and low fiber for 4-6 weeks after surgery. After that period try one new food at a time to see how you adjust.

Right now your body is healing and adjusting and fruit, veg, whole grains, nuts and spices can irritate and at worst cause obstruction.
12-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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Hmm, I'm not too familiar with mince either but I would say from the recipe I saw that it might be a bit early for it. It looks like there are bunch of dry fruits in there and these can be rather tricky to deal with at first. The only way I could see it being "safe" in very small portion was if you would make your own preparation and that you would blend these fruit into some sort of jam like a date square like preparation texture. Otherwise I would not risk it that early in the process.
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You've never heard of mince pies???
They are very rich but yummy.
Yes I agree, might be early to try some.
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12-09-2013, 12:33 PM   #5
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Go ahead but chew well, remember a little of what you fancy won't do you any harm.
12-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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At 2-1/2 weeks, your stoma is still swollen and your body is trying to adjust. Maybe a VERY little and chew it up really REALLY good. The dried fruit could swell up near the stoma and possibly cause an obstruction with your stoma being so new. If I were you, I wouldn't chance it, though.
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12-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #7
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I agree with everyone else...try a little bit, and chew it really well - I mean, once you think you have it chewed really well, chew it more. Just to be safe.
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12-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone I might wait til Christmas just to be on the safe side.also because I know I won't be able to just have a little bit haha
12-10-2013, 05:53 AM   #9
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Just scoff one,you,ve given me the notion our local baker makes great mince pies.
12-10-2013, 07:09 AM   #10
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My approach to anything that I'd really like but am uncertain about is to have a taste... A nibble or two and see how it goes - if everything is fine tomorrow, have a whole one, and enjoy!!


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12-10-2013, 07:27 AM   #11
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Just scoff one,you,ve given me the notion our local baker makes great mince pies.
I hope you are trying to be funny. You should never scoff anything with a new stoma.
12-10-2013, 10:01 AM   #12
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I would suggest making your own (river cottage has a great recipe) so you know what is in it and if you can eat it all. As others have said, try a bit way before xmas so you can see if its ok (and if not it wont spoil xmas day)
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12-10-2013, 11:13 AM   #13
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Mince pies must be a British thing - I read these replies thinking who on earth hasn't heard of mince pies?!

I had my surgery six weeks ago, and am just starting on some of the foods known to risk blockages. I was wondering about mince pies too - but they are full of dried fruits. I think it would be quite a big risk.
12-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #14
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Mmmmmm mince pies, I have been thinking about them too! Don't know if I dare tho, it's the raisins and dried fruit thing, I may try and make some but blitz the mincemeat first. If that fails I'm gonna make a mince pie and Xmas pud smoothie
12-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #15
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At least we should be alright with brandy butter and Christmas chocolates? And I seem to be ok with sprouts - once they've been through the blender anyway. So my Christmas dinner will be alright, it will just look like mush.

And I agree with 2thFairy, it's not like you just risk making yourself feel bad - some people might feel an increase in symptoms is worth paying for enjoying food, which is their choice, but risking a blockage where you don't just feel bad but are risking serious health complications is another matter.
12-10-2013, 02:42 PM   #16
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Mmmmmm mince pies, I have been thinking about them too! Don't know if I dare tho, it's the raisins and dried fruit thing, I may try and make some but blitz the mincemeat first. If that fails I'm gonna make a mince pie and Xmas pud smoothie
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Maybe we should go back to the original when mince pies were made of actual meat? More meat and less dried fruit?

For dessert, I guess chocolate yule log would be a good stoma-friendly alternative to Christmas pudding.
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Mince pie smoothie haha may get my husband to make me some as he is a much better cook than me (don't anyone tell him I said that lol)
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