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Unread 09-28-2004, 03:53 PM
go lightly stuff to drink?

i know i am stressing about every little detail! but how awful is the Go Lightly junk i will have to drink, and how much of it will i have to drink??? ewwwwwww
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Unread 09-28-2004, 04:32 PM
go lightly stuff to drink?

I had no prep before surgery, sorry!
My friends had to drink it before their colonoscopy. I guess it is not the best thing to drink.....but it is harder for people who don't consume much liquid during a day.
Good luck!
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Unread 09-28-2004, 04:43 PM
go lightly stuff to drink?

Oh, how well I am familiar with the GoLightly drink...I had to do this every year in preparation for annual colonoscopy.

The best suggestion I have is to refrigerate it the day before you need it - it is more palitable when its chilled.

Keeping to the schedule of drinking a glass every 10 minutes can be a challenge. And I won't lie to you, it begins to get sort of gagging as you approach the bottom of that gallon jug. The first few glasses aren't too bad, I can only describe the taste as 'heavy water'. But then, as you drink more and more, it begins to develope a kind of subtle salty taste. I don't think it was so much the taste that got me to gagging, but the simple fact that I was drinking so much liquid in such a short period of time. I also found it gave me the chills because I was consuming so much cold liquid. I put on a sweater and was fine.

My doctor told me to just get through as much of it as possible, and it wasn't a tragedy if I didnt completely finish it all, as long as I got most of it down, and my bathroom trips resulted in clear liquid BM's.

Good luck to you - its not pleasant, but if I can do it (and I'm a whimp) you can do it! Cheers, and bottoms up!
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Unread 09-28-2004, 05:12 PM
go lightly stuff to drink?

Drink it ice cold!!!! I also used a straw so it wouldn't touch my taste buds as much. You can do it - good luck!
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Unread 09-29-2004, 07:25 AM
go lightly stuff to drink?

Well, it wasn't the worst thing I ever tasted but, it was close!
I agree, chill it! I chugged it as fast as I could.
When you start to "go" be sure to have some baby wipes or personal wipes. You get rather raw from going and they soothe!
Best wishes to you!
Sybie
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Unread 09-29-2004, 08:33 AM
go lightly stuff to drink?

Only drink it or do anything that your dr has ordered for you to do. Not all ladies have to do a bowel prep before their surgery. I had only a fleets enema that was administered to me after I got to the hospital.

If you do have to drink the Golitely, the suggestions already given are good ones. I had to drink this ( in my IMO, not so very golightly ) before a colonoscopy - nothing makes it "good".

Best wishes.

s
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