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Unread 11-28-2011, 07:30 PM
Re: Surgery tomorrow - bowel prep question

I have to drink 3 litres of Golyghtly over a period of hours, I believe it tastes gross.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 07:36 PM
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you poor glad my doctor doesn't order bowel prep...though mine will be abdominal....this time tomorrow all you will need to do is rest and recover from surgery. I envy you getting yours over...the waiting now has to be the worst part...had all my pre-ops hang in there drinking that stuff...don't worry about surgery...your surgeon and his/her staff know what they are just focus on getting better!
Unread 11-28-2011, 10:13 PM
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My DaVinci is scheduled for 12/28 (pushed back from 12/2). I have my bowel prep instructions though - my doc switched from the dulcolax to miralax.

Soft/liquid diet the day before (only because it helps with the prep not because they want to starve you.) With my last 2 of 5 laparoscopies, miralax was the prep of choice. I must say, when you mix it with flavored gatorade (not red) it isn't terrible and the gatorade helps to prevent dehydration too. It is nasty when you think about the large amount of time you'll spend in the bathroom... I also recommend baby wipes rather than tissue. Good luck!!
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Unread 11-28-2011, 10:49 PM
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Thanks for that. I have my baby wipes at the ready and I am hoping the taste won't be too bad...
Unread 11-28-2011, 10:50 PM
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What time in the day did yall start the prep? I have to take 6 delcolax at once.
Unread 11-28-2011, 10:52 PM
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I have to start mine at 12 noon the day prior to surgery and drink a litre per hour of the stuff for 3 hours.
Unread 11-28-2011, 11:57 PM
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Good luck. I know I hope I get it, as I'd rather be cleaned out and not need to worry about having a BM after surgery so soon. I just had a colonoscopy and the prep was a piece of cake, no worries.
Unread 11-29-2011, 02:09 PM
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I have the deVinci hyster. scheduled for Dec. 7. my bowel prep is drinking a solution magnesium something? and doing two enemas...YUCK!!! Would rather do the prep i did for a colonoscopy i had in May it was easier. only liquid diet day before.
Unread 11-29-2011, 02:18 PM
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My Dr told me a regular diet until midnight the night before, no bowel prep required. One less thing to worry about.

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