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Unread 03-31-2006, 04:16 AM
Bowel Prep for Adhesions-Diabetic

Help!! My surgeon has told me that I will need bowel prep. if and when I have my adhesions seen too!! I did not have to do this for the hyst. and am a diabetic controlled by diet. Does that mean that I will have to do this in hospital or will I still be able to do the prep at home?
Thanks for all your help,

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Unread 03-31-2006, 05:53 AM
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Ann...I'm sure that will depend on your doctor and how and when they admit you into the hospital. If you are being admitted in the AM for your procedure, you'll probably do the bowel prep the night before at home. When I had my hysterectomy, I had been in the hospital for 3 days before the surgery with IV antibiotics (due to an infectious mass that led to the surgery). They weren't sure if the mass spread to my bowel. If it did, then I would need to a section taken out. This is why I needed a bowel prep. Being I was already in the hospital, I, of course, did the prep there. Best wishes to you!
Unread 03-31-2006, 06:55 AM

I just had my lap and adhesion removal on Friday. I had to do the bowel prep at home the night before. It is for safety reasons, and the surgeon needs it as "flat" as possible in there, working through (in my case) four tiny holes to pull out alot of adhesions. There is also always the possibility that your bowels could ne "knicked" and the emptier they are, the safer for you. If you haven't told your surgeon that you are diabetic, do so immediatly, as this is important info they should have before surgery. I am sure they have dealt with this before, and know how to adjust your medication accordingly. Plus, after the surgery you are very swollen and having empty bowels will only add to your comfort. I actually had to do another prep last night, as it has been a week since my lap, and the bowels refused to move on their own, and I was getting very bloated which was just adding to my pain. I can't believe you didn't do this for the hyst also, I had to. It is always better to take the safer route. Just make sure to tell whatever doctor is helping you to control the diabities that you are having this done, so they can tell you if you need to adjust your meds. Good luck to you. My adhesions were very extensive, and although I felt very sore and painful the first few days, all and all it wasn't that bad. I wish I had done it sooner, instead of suffering for almost 3 years. Just hope they don't grow back!!!!!!
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Unread 03-31-2006, 08:34 AM
Bowel Prep for Adhesions-Diabetic

Thanks for all the advice and help.Hope that your recovery is going well and yes!! we'll all pray that they don't come back!!It would seem so unfair that having got this far that they came back after all that. I was interested too hear that 'they take them out' I thought that they just cut them but I'd be happier if they did come out altogether because I think if they just cut them then there is some chance that they will grow back again more quickly. I have read that they can be quite vascular and I have a problem with bleeding which adds to the stickiness and they are blaming the adhesions on that in the first place.
Take Care everyone and get some rest if you're recovering,

Unread 03-31-2006, 08:58 AM
Bowel Prep for Adhesions-Diabetic

Hi Ann
Perhaps you can request a consult with the hospital dietitian prior to your surgery. They are used to preparing clear liquid meals / all sorts of special needs diets & could provide some suggestions to keep your blood sugar at a safe level during your bowel prep.

Good luck with your surgery & recovery.
Gentle s,
Unread 04-01-2006, 12:23 AM
Bowel Prep for Adhesions-Diabetic

That's good advice I'd not thought of that, Thank-you so much, Certainly will follow that up,
Take Care,
Unread 04-09-2006, 09:58 PM
Bowel Prep for Adhesions-Diabetic

I am diabetic and used the Go-Lytely bowel prep(no sugar in it) and ate sugar-free Jello and sodas with Splenda-sweetened tea and chicken broth the day b efore my surgery, but I like the idea to check with the hospital dietician as she helped me a lot post-op.shelley
Unread 04-12-2006, 11:17 AM
Bowel Prep for Adhesions-Diabetic

Ann, I The bowel prep is the safest way to go for you. It also makes it easier for the dr to see whats going on. I wish I new what I know now before my Oct. 05 surgery I would have had it done. From what I've been told you do it the night before at home unless there are other healthproblems. good luck!

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