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Changing your diet before starting go-litely Changing your diet before starting go-litely

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Unread 11-20-2011, 07:42 PM
Changing your diet before starting go-litely

I need to drink the go-litely on Thanksgiving Day.....I'm wondering if it will help to avoid certain foods and change my diet a couple days before? I've never had to take the go-litely and my surgery is early Friday morning. Any suggestions?
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Unread 11-20-2011, 07:56 PM
Re: Changing your diet before starting go-litely

I assume go-litely is a bowel prep. For me, my specific food instructions only revolved around the day before surgery. I was to eat a light breakfast, then a light lunch and then clear liquids after that. I did a bowel prep starting late that afternoon (4 PM). I don't know of anything in particular to avoid several days before.

Good luck to you. So sorry you are doing this on Thanksgiving..

((Hugs))..
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Unread 11-20-2011, 08:00 PM
Re: Changing your diet before starting go-litely

Thanks Marestail.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 09:57 PM
Re: Changing your diet before starting go-litely

It is not necessary to change your diet before using a bowel prep unless your DR requests you to do so.

As far as drinking the Go Lytely, the best suggestion I can give you is to chill it down as much as possible to mute the taste. Some women find that using a straw to drink it helps.

Good luck with your surgery!

s,
-Linda
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Unread 11-21-2011, 08:09 AM
Re: Changing your diet before starting go-litely

I've had to to the cleanse thing a number of times for colonoscopies. The first time I had to do it, I ate a huge dinner the night before (yum, thai food) because I figured if I stuffed my face, I wouldn't be starving so bad the next day when I couldn't eat. Found out pretty quick that although it sounded like a good idea at the time, it really wasn't.

Now I just eat kinda light the day before. I don't go crazy, I just don't make the mistake of stuffing my belly as full as I can. I promise you, this will make the process easier when you start exploding.

And don't worry, when you drink the stuff (which does taste gross) the bathroom runs don't hurt. There's no painful cramping or anything, it just gets annoying after a few hours of it. DO get yourself a tub of nice, soft baby wipes, you're gonna need 'em.

Good luck!
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Unread 11-21-2011, 09:58 AM
Re: Changing your diet before starting go-litely

I had to do the "clear liquids ALL DAY the day before my surgery, along with mag citrate. ughhh

The worst for me was the clear liquids. I was soooo hungry. I don't ever want jello, broth or popsicles again. I ate roughly 13 cups of jello that day. I made 18 and they couldn't be red, blue or green. I had lemon and pineapple.
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Unread 11-21-2011, 04:40 PM
Re: Changing your diet before starting go-litely

Jello is bad enough, but when you can't make red jello, your options are pretty limited. Ick.
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Unread 11-21-2011, 07:31 PM
Re: Changing your diet before starting go-litely

Thank you everyone. I just can't wait til it's over!
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Unread 11-24-2011, 08:08 PM
Re: Changing your diet before starting go-litely

why cant the jello be red, blue or purple? Just wondering...
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Unread 11-24-2011, 08:20 PM
Re: Changing your diet before starting go-litely

Because IF they have to look in there, red dye in those colors of Jell-O can look like blood on the walls and may cause unnecessary concern and further procedure(s).

s,
-Linda
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