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11/8/07 3:09 P

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I am doing o.k. now but thanks for the offer...this
site I believe is for anyone, if you have suggestions, ideas on what to do or suggestions, I think there is no one person who can do that... Any
thing that you can suggest this site is for you to
help you and help others...Hope all are well...in
good health and finding happiness in everyday things,

Your friend

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I can


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10/24/07 6:05 P

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Thank you.

Well with I.C. I have always had the worst as my
doctor has said for the past l8 years...what do you
do... try to live your life the best you can...find
your happiness...live life to the fullest and
get a good pain med...all jokes aside..your friendship is appreciated. "Right back you"

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Laurie



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8/30/07 2:39 P

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sorry to hear things aren't going well for you in the IC dept..that is no fun at all! I can help around here if necessary if you are gone, just let me know!


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8/25/07 3:25 P

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I am so sorry for missing this wonderful piece...you
are very knowledgeable...I will try pear...I am
considering and I mean I really want to..have my bladder removed..I am told though that although they put the bag on the side, they do not remove the bladder and if it continues to cause bladder pain than it is a lenthy surgery which is done at another time...I just want it all gotton rid of I have been in steady pain since May and my pain meds are not working right..so I have to say I have eaten very little in the last four months... some of those items were good new for me and probably for others..thanks for the input.

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Laurie

I may need someone to help out with this site if I go into major surgery because I may be unable to check up on it...



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6/7/07 5:56 A

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Good question! I'd say that on the whole, ICers who are affected by diet (and let's face it, most of us are) have a lot more options when it comes to vegetables than fruits. That said, most of us can still find at least a couple of fruits which are bladders can tolerate.

Generally speaking (and based on reputable IC diet lists) here are some ideas that your IC might be able to tolerate (I'm assuming, unless otherwise stated, that all produce is either fresh or frozen and that it's not had anything added to it).

Fruit:

-Pears (an IC staple for most)

-Honeydew melon (cantaloupe is more acidic, but still far less so than say an orange)

-Crenshaw melon

-Watermelon (not very acidic, but the huge percentage of naturally occurring water can cause issues for some people. I personally don't get any increase in pain from watermelon, but it does give me a spike in frequency/urgency)

-Blueberries (one of the least acidic fruits and an awesome source of antioxidants. Preservative and sulfite-free dried blueberries are great too, I love them in oatmeal)

-Blackberries (more acidic than blueberries, but tolerated by some ICers. I'm so/so with blackberries, and actually have a better time handling raspberries, which is terrific, as they're my all time favourite fruit)

-Low acid varieties of apples (types like Fuji and Gala have been reported amongst ICers as being better tolerated. I've also had good luck with golden delicious and pink lady)

-Fresh coconut (or see how you're bladder is with dried, preservative free shredded coconut)

-Prunes (again, preservative free)

-Figs, both dried and fresh are tolerated by some people

-Bananas (some ICers are bothered by them though, most likely because of their naturally high potassium levels, a substance which has been recognized as being a bladder irritant)

-Cherimoya (sweet and creamy, this fruit is naturally low in acid)

Other fruits which often are placed in the "maybe" section of IC diet lists include (preservative free) raisins and current, dried citrus peel, rhubarb (a bit acidic and a natural diuretic, so proceed with caution), mango, and lychees.


When it comes to vegetables, I'd say that it's usually easier (broadly speaking) to list the items that are well known bladder burners. These include:

-Tomatoes (though do try both low acid varieties and yellow/green tomatoes)

-Raw onions (some people can't tolerated cooked onions either, but might still be able to have chives, green onions, shallots and leaks)

-Chillies (dried/fresh/powdered/preserved)

-Pickles or any vegetable which has been preserved with vinegar (like sauerkraut)

-Edamame (as some ICers are sensitive to soy products and these are soy beans before they're turned into other soy products)

-Lima beans and fava beans

In the "maybe sections" there are veggies like avocados, eggplant, dandelion greens, purslane (actually tastes much nice than one might assume based on its appearance), Swiss chard, spinach, mustard/turnip greens, beets and watercress.

Some of my favourite IC friendly veggies are carrots, peas (and snap/snow peas), parsnips, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, corn, pumpkin & squash, zucchini, beans (fresh and dried), lettuce (though sometimes the high water content in ice berg lettuce can give me a bit of increased frequency, so I tend to stick with the heartier types), yams, and sweet potatoes.

We're all so different though, so what hurts one person's bladder might not have any affect on another's. I'm able to eat small amounts of strawberries and grapes most of the time, but (though I eat them fairly often) sometimes am bugged by cucumbers (again, water conten). So trial and error is often the only successful route to determine which types of produce your bladder is happy with.

...Oh and definitely don't knock the culinary merits of fresh herbs when it comes to cooking for IC. They can add worlds of depth to otherwise mundane dishes and still keep your bladder is check.


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5/17/07 10:04 A

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Was wondering if we could put our thinking caps on and if anyone knows if a.... there are any non-acidic fruits and veggies that we can make some great recipes to enjoy with our family that are good nutritios meals etc.

Any Ideas lets see.

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