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Unread 11-02-2011, 01:39 PM
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I've got movement! WHO HOOOOO!!!
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Unread 11-02-2011, 01:47 PM
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YAYYYYY!!! I'm happy for you!
Isn't it amazing what we can get excited about right now??!
I guess after surgery, we will be celebrating and announcing our first normal post surgery BM!!
That what I love about this one can really understand all that is involved with this surgery, unless they have been through it themselves.
Unread 11-02-2011, 02:00 PM
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Yeah were celebrating BMs- kudos I do also love this site its absolutely WONDERFUL and the support is just so amazing. I see why some women who had their hysterectomies years ago are still here.

I just got the call to be at the hospital tomorrow at 8:05 to check in for my surgery WHO HOOOOO!!!
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Unread 11-02-2011, 03:17 PM
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Had the surgery area call me today and they are telling me I can eat up till midnight on Thursday. After that clear liquid til 6am (I hope I am sleeping!). I don't have to "clean" out I was shocked! YAY!!!
Unread 11-02-2011, 03:21 PM
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My cleaning out is weird compared to all the other sisters - I took the medicine at 10;45 and nothing happened until 2:30 and again just now at 4:15.

All the other sisters state that they went like every 20-30min. I guess I shouldn't complain I just wonder WHY is it soooo different for me
Unread 11-02-2011, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by suedeblue View Post
Oh finally something I can comment on. I've done a bunch of colonoscopies in the past so I'm kind of an expert on the prep thing.

Once you drink the stuff (which I usually refer to as the "***** blast juice"), you don't wanna make any plans for the rest of the day. The stuff tastes yucky, and the not eating is kind of a drag, but the actual bathroom runs aren't THAT bad. Not painful or uncomfortable, but not probably what you would choose to do with your afternoon if you had a choice.

Best advice - SOFT disposable baby wipes (Splurge on the good ones) and a few mindless magazines kept in the bathroom.

It's not a party, but it's really not the worst thing in the world, either.

Oh - and edited to add - drink water ALL day. And juice, and Gatorade... but drink ALL day, even when you're not thirsty and when the last thing you want is another bottle of water. The bathroom runs will dehydrate you and you'll feel a lot better if you started with a ton of fluid in ya. I made the mistake the first time of not doing that, and how you'll feel is night and day if you're full of liquid before the bathroom show begins.
Couldn't have said it better!!! Totally agree!!

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