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Unread 02-09-2008, 09:36 AM
Bowel Prep today...?

Hello again !!!

Well since my bowel prep is today I will not be going anywhere...

what have you enjoyed in the way of "clear" fluids ...I have had a few colonoscopy preps ( family history) in the past ..I bought popsicles,cranberry juice, chicken broth(UGGH just the thought)makes me ill,thought I would try vegtable broth have not had that before..can I pepper my broth ???forgot Jello so have sent hubby out..anythjing I am missing ...please share !!

Can hardly wait to choke down the FLEET at 1 any tips on getting that down I said I have done this but any help would be greatly appreciated...

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Unread 02-09-2008, 09:49 AM
Bowel Prep today...?

Sorry - you have run the gamut of my suggestions! (popsicles, juice, lemonade). I did not have broth. I was so nervous (unnecessarily so) about the surgery, I wasn't as hungry as I usually would have been!

You may want to check on the pre-op boards on this site. They are all going through the same thing, and may have some other suggestions! Good luck VS
Unread 02-09-2008, 11:16 AM
Bowel Prep today...?

Good luck to you! I mostly stuck with seltzer water, Crystal Light and yogurt during my bowel prep (my Dr. said yogurt was fine). I also didn't have much of an appetite. My Fleet enema was not oral (your comments seem to suggest that yours is). But I did drink a bottle of calcium citrate (I chose the cherry flavored stuff -- not as bad as I thought) -- I followed the instructions and drank it in small amounts, along with plain water. That did help.
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Unread 02-09-2008, 11:25 AM
Bowel Prep today...?

I guess I didn't even realize there was an oral Fleet! I've only heard of women using it as an enema. I wonder which way is worse........

I was not required to have an enema, so I can't really help you at all with that.

As far as clear liquids, broth, apple juice, and jello is about all I ever used, too. Good luck!

Also, here's link to our pre-op forum, where you'll probably find lots of information on things like bowel prep, incisions, clear liquid diet, since many women over there are busy prepping for their surgery:

Pre-op Forum (click here)

And here's a recent bowel prep thread:

Good luck! I hope all goes well for you and that it's an easy process!
Unread 02-09-2008, 12:25 PM
Bowel Prep today...?

Originally Posted by Victoriasecret

Can hardly wait to choke down the FLEET at 1 any tips on getting that down I said I have done this but any help would be greatly appreciated...

Tip: I assume you mean by drinking "fleet" you mean those bottles of calcium carbonate stuff??? If this is the case, do not dilute it! Nothing makes it taste better and diluting it means you have to drink that much more of it! I found out the hard way! Best way for that is to chill it and just swig it town quickly (or use a big/wide straw) without stopping. Hold your nose. Don't think about it. (If you are drinking that gallon go-lightly stuff then you might want to put crystal light into it to flavor it. I asked the pharmacist about it when I had to drink the stuff for a colonoscopy. That was ok, but they suggested a flavor that wasn't "red" in appearance, so it doesn't look like blood.)

Good luck! -Terri
Unread 02-09-2008, 12:47 PM
Bowel Prep today...?

OOOHH BOY it down phew...I live in Canada so maybe Fleet is not avail in the USA...I have heard of Fleet enemas but I think that is different...anyways this stuff tastes like always has flavours like mmm lemon lime do not believe them this one I just took had lime & ginger ..sorry all tastes the same is like your throat will not even accept it..soo now I wait..


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