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Unread 12-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Re: Bowel Prep??

Thank you all!!! I have not had a pre-op meeting yet, its on Jan 10th, 2 days before surgery. I just hope I feel better after its done!!
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Unread 12-10-2011, 10:42 PM
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I had to drink the golytely stuff. it was not as bad as I thought it would be. My doctor suggested I keep to a light diet in the days prior to the bp. She said it would only be to my benefit. I also did a liquid diet the day before my prep. This all made prep better than I thought. I would agree colder is better. I was told to try putting in a bowl of ice to make extra cold and that helped. I also had Gatorade, sprit, apple, and cranberry juice on hand. I made jello so that I would have something to "eat" the day of prep. My "prep" time lasted only a few hours and I was able to go to bed in peace. Good luck and like other sisters have said better to be safe than sorry.
Unread 12-11-2011, 12:08 AM
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To repeat what has been said, you need to follow your doctor's instructions to the letter. If you don't you risk complications because your doctor will expect your insides to be a certain way and if they aren't, he or she can nick or cut things that are where he or she doesn't expect them to be. I would really, really recommend you listen to your doctor rather than advice from strangers on the internet that don't know your situation and exactly what kind of surgery you are about to have. I hope you have a good surgery and recovery.
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Unread 12-11-2011, 12:17 AM
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My advice would be to follow your doctors instructions carefully.

Every doctor seems to have their own choice of what they prefer for a patient to do before surgery. Mine only required me to do a fleet enema, my friend had to do a liquid diet and full bowl prep.

So, since your doctor knows you best, do what he/she recommends.

Best wishes on your upcoming surgery!
Unread 12-11-2011, 06:52 AM
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I'd rather do the bowel prep than the enema. I get to look forward to arriving to the hospital and getting that early in the morning with no coffee. For this weekend, I'm put on a light diet mostly raw veggies and fruit. I guess it's to help with the enema. Really not looking forward to it at all, but it is best to be safe.
Unread 12-11-2011, 11:14 AM
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My dr. didn't have me do official bowel prep. She recommended stool softeners for a few days, laxative for a day or two, liquid diet day before. She seems to be going for low volume in the bowel without emptying. I think part of the reason is dehydration because my instructions also say to drink a lot of water.
Unread 12-11-2011, 06:31 PM
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My doc only has me doing a fleet enema - I've done all types of bps for my past 5 laps. It makes me a bit uncomfortable going in with a partially full bowel. However. I always eat light a few days before anyway and not having to drink mag citrate is a bonus. I get sick every time I drink that without fail.

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