I seem to be fixated on doing the bowel prep (never done one and am very uneasy about the whole thing). SO-- I am wondering if I should have purchased wipes or something to use instead of TP - to lessen irritation. Never used wipes so am not sure about that.
Bowel prep tomorrow, surgery monday (TAH etc) - does anyone have any comments on the wipes thing - and if so any suggestions?
I am in the same boat as you, but I will be doing it Monday. I saw someone mention here both wipes and Desitin(sp?), so I bought both. I figured using both would help with the irritation. I think I am going to have enough pain, without adding that kind of pain too.
Hopefully someone who has used them will elaborate and tell us how effective they were.
I would go for the wipes. I've never done a bowel prep though, but I just think it would be more soothing than just plain ol' TP. I'm the kind of person that, if I go #2 I have to either take a shower or use wipes. (The cottonelle wipes are really nice!) Good luck to you
I would recommend the wipes for sure. My bowel prep was 10 oz of magnesium citrate and I spent a good bit of time visiting the bathroom. I did not have wipes, but really wish I did, despite moistening the TP before using it. My bottom was quite irritated.
glad someone thought of this...i keep wipes on hand for my kids to use, glad theres some here.
i have to do the mag citrate followed my ducolax! I'm dreading it, just hope i can keep the mag citrate down!
Wipes are definitely a good idea. My prep was 10 oz mag citrate followed by dulcolax, and I wish I'd thought of this - after awhile, that TP just feels like sandpaper! Best wishes for a successful surgery.