Breakfast morning of bowel prep? | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy) is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators. is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

Breakfast morning of bowel prep? Breakfast morning of bowel prep?

Thread Tools
Unread 12-15-2011, 07:55 PM
Breakfast morning of bowel prep?

I've been given a lot of instructions and information the past couple of weeks but I cannot remember, nor is it on my info sheet, about whether or not I can eat breakfast the day of my bowel prep?

Hubby and I are going away early tomorrow morning; he is taking me to a B&B by a lake that I love and we're going dancing and then to the casinos...LOL He wanted to get my mind off Monday as much as possible. The B&B serves up a lovely breakfast, though, and I would love to partake of it Sunday morning. My instructions just tell me to start drinking the magnesium citrate "anywhere from 8 a.m. until noon and then clear liquids afterwards (with a list of approved clear liquids). Well geez--given that frame, why would I start it at 8 a.m. if I'm allowed up until noon? LOL

It does not say if I can or cannot have breakfast before beginning the bowel prep. Have any of you ladies eaten the day of your prep? The B&B starts serving at 7 a.m., I would have a very light, non-greasy breakfast and then we're heading home and I will begin the prep by 11 or so. Should this be okay? I don't want anything to hinder Monday's surgery; I surely want the magnesium citrate to "do its job."
Sponsored Links
Unread 12-15-2011, 08:53 PM
Re: Breakfast morning of bowel prep?

Obviously, you want to do the bowel prep when you are home.

I can only tell you what my instructions were. The day before surgery I was to have a light breakfast and lunch, and then clear liquids after that. I was to start my bowel prep at 4 PM.

I would call your doctor and ask. Like any other instructions, you want to do this right. I agree with you that it is a weird instruction of starting the prep between 8 AM and 11 AM.

Good luck.

Unread 12-16-2011, 11:15 AM
Re: Breakfast morning of bowel prep?

I have been "blessed" lol to have 2 bowel preps already this year and having to have another one before my surgery on the 28th. My advice to you is to eat some items that can pass through you easily a day or two before. What you might want to ask is if you can have a swallow of ginger ale each time you have to drink some of the prep. The ones I've had to take taste AWFUL!! It isn't a pleasant thing to have to take, but trust me it is for the best. Hang in there and good luck on your surgery. I'll be praying for you and your dr's. so everything goes okay.
Sponsored Links
Unread 12-16-2011, 02:26 PM
Re: Breakfast morning of bowel prep?

I highly suggest you eat very light the day of your bowel prep. As a matter of fact, I would eat light several days before.
Unread 12-16-2011, 02:36 PM
Re: Breakfast morning of bowel prep?

Call your doctor and ask. I was to eat lightly the day before my surgery. Broth, jello, etc. Doc said plain pasta and rice was okay. You need to ask your own doctor what is and isn't okay for you the day before surgery. You can specifically ask about the breakfast at the B&B.

P.S. A very lovely gift from your dh. I hope you have a nice, relaxing stay.

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
6 Replies, Last Reply 11-16-2011, Started By Captainebey
8 Replies, Last Reply 09-26-2011, Started By zadie
19 Replies, Last Reply 05-18-2011, Started By Traeleigh
11 Replies, Last Reply 04-25-2011, Started By Deanie68
35 Replies, Last Reply 03-04-2011, Started By lovestotravel1
3 Replies, Last Reply 04-29-2010, Started By veronalady
3 Replies, Last Reply 04-29-2009, Started By Kitty1970
5 Replies, Last Reply 10-01-2008, Started By AudraM
2 Replies, Last Reply 03-07-2008, Started By Moonwisher
44 Replies, Last Reply 12-20-2007, Started By CinnaNut
4 Replies, Last Reply 03-18-2007, Started By lightandclouds
4 Replies, Last Reply 10-01-2004, Started By fidella3
17 Replies, Last Reply 04-20-2004, Started By 39&feelinfine
12 Replies, Last Reply 09-26-2002, Started By TRUIT59
3 Replies, Last Reply 09-10-2002, Started By disneyfan
10 Replies, Last Reply 09-09-2002, Started By kasio
4 Replies, Last Reply 09-02-2002, Started By disneyfan
9 Replies, The Road Less Traveled
4 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
4 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)


Hysterectomy News

November 30,2020


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!