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I get to drink the Phospho-Soda tomorrow/bowel cleanse I get to drink the Phospho-Soda tomorrow/bowel cleanse

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Unread 03-14-2006, 02:14 PM
I get to drink the Phospho-Soda tomorrow/bowel cleanse

Hello girls!!

Tomorrow I get to do the whole bowel cleanse thingy in preperation for my surgery Thursday morning....Phospho soda at 11 am, 2 pills (Bisacodyl) at 4pm and Flagyl at 9pm. I ought to be squeeky clean by Thursday. I do however have a Q? Did any of you have to drink 45 ml (1.5 oz) twice? I was instructed to use a second bottle if the 1st one didnt end in clear stool. Isnt that like a MASSIVE amount of salt to ingest??? I have a vision of me showing up for surgery with a BP of 300/100! EKKK! Wish me luck!!
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Unread 03-14-2006, 02:53 PM
Answer to your question

I had to drink 2 bottles of that nasty stuff just a few weeks ago in preparation for my colonoscopy. The first bottle I drank at 7:00pm the night before followed by 32 ounces of water. I followed that up the next morning at 6:00am with another bottle of the Phospho and 8 ounces of water.
Man I hate that stuff! I may be super lucky and get to do it again before my hyst. next week!
Good luck to you!
Unread 03-14-2006, 04:25 PM
I get to drink the Phospho-Soda tomorrow/bowel cleanse

i had to drink that horrid stuff twice on the day before surgery. it was one of the worst things about this whole ordeal. sorry to be so down about it, but i'm not going to lie. i can't believe i didn't puke it all up--did a lot of gagging!bev
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Unread 03-14-2006, 04:39 PM
I get to drink the Phospho-Soda tomorrow/bowel cleanse

Sorry you're not getting alot of positive responses on this topic... unfortunately, it's one of the more unpleasant aspects of the whole event!
I drank mine with ALOT of water so I wouldn't feel dehydrated. It did tend to have a salty kind of after taste, so I think if it wasn't chased down with something it would feel like you were drinking salt. Some others here have mixed it with Sprite to help mask the flavor.
Good luck!
Unread 03-14-2006, 04:48 PM
I get to drink the Phospho-Soda tomorrow/bowel cleanse

Definately mix it in with some Sprite or 7UP and be sure to drink lots of water~I've had to drink more than my share of this horrid stuff b/c of having alot of bowel problems. As my gastrointerologist calls it "liquid dynamite"!
Hugs to ya!!
Unread 03-14-2006, 07:24 PM
I get to drink the Phospho-Soda tomorrow/bowel cleanse

The Phospho-Soda is much easier to get down when very cold. I mixed mine up with cold water, drank half, and put the rest in the refrigerator for the second round.

I didn't find it awful. It wasn't violent for me, just a few hours of going a lot until reaching the clear water stage. I put my ipod in my pocket and had some continuity in or out of the bathroom. For some reason this was comforting, probably because I didn't have to worry about juggling a book.

I found that if I drank apple juice, ginger ale with sugar, and ate lemon jello with sugar, it kept me from getting the shakes. I don't like sugary drinks, but for this purpose, it was valuable.

Good luck with this. I hope you get through it with a minimum of hassle.

Unread 03-14-2006, 09:33 PM
I get to drink the Phospho-Soda tomorrow/bowel cleanse

Whew! I had to take 2 1.5 ounce bottles of phospho-soda the day before my surgery. The box said ginger-lemon flavor, so I thought, "How bad could it be?" Definitely the worst part of the whole experience! There wasn't any hint of ginger or lemon anywhere in sight!! But it sure does the job- I was clean as a whistle. My doc said that it helps cut down on the constipation problem post surgery, so I guess it was worth it. Good luck on Thursday!
Unread 03-15-2006, 04:00 AM
Physo Soda "Tricks"

Thank you for the Going to the hospital greetings, H-S!
I am leaving now 5 am for 7:30 surgery.

On the Physo Soda deal:
My doc said pour the stuff over ice add a little ginger ale and drink with a straw. I found that by putting the straw back far enough in my mouth, I hardly tasted anything.
Then I drank the rest of the ginger ale, Gator Ade and Whatever I could - and plenty of it - all day long.

Send good thoughts. I send mine to all who share this experience.
Unread 03-15-2006, 06:59 AM
I get to drink the Phospho-Soda tomorrow/bowel cleanse

I had to drink the phos-soda the day before with 4 ounces of liquid. I got the lemon ginger one and mixed it with cranberry juice. Drink it down, without stopping and don't breathe. I found it to be fine. Maybe there is something wrong with me......
Good luck.
Unread 03-15-2006, 07:16 AM
I get to drink the Phospho-Soda tomorrow/bowel cleanse

Oh, I am SO not looking forward to drinking this stuff. I can't use a straw or drink carbonated beverages, and I have to sip when I drink. Fortunately, I don't have to experience this torture for another 8 weeks.

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