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Unread 02-09-2012, 03:44 PM
Re: Bowel prep not working!

is go lightley just as bad .and should it be cold too ?
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Unread 02-10-2012, 05:53 PM
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Oh, I wish I had a starw for that! YUCK!
YES! you do need it chilled. It is so horrible. I had to give myself a pep talk to get the second bottle down. Luckily, they are only 10 oz bottles.

It kicked in at 11:30pm (the 8th) and just stopped a couple of hours ago, (the 10th). I ended up getting dehydrated pretty badly and having to have some serious iv fluids pushed in. Then after my first post-op pee, I peed every hour allnight long. That was my only complication, so I feel pretty lucky.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 08:45 PM
Re: Bowel prep not working!

Drink it cold very cold it helps! Mine kicked in in the middle of the night! I also drank ginger ale as a chaser, just help a little. But trust me the after taste is hard to get out of your mouth!!!
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Unread 02-10-2012, 08:47 PM
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Ps a straw is a must!!!!!
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Unread 02-14-2012, 11:58 PM
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mine will be about a half gallon or a full one here . have a gluten introlance badly so GI system doesn't work when under pysical stress.hopefully it works quickly . will be drinking sprite afterwards thanks for the adivce .
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Unread 02-15-2012, 05:31 AM
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I must be weird because my doctor did not have me do a bowl prep. I asked the nurse at the hospital & she said if my doctor didn't tell me to do it that I didn't need to. That things are different these days???? I hope they are right or someone will have a mess to clean up.....
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Unread 02-15-2012, 06:36 AM
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is go lightley just as bad .and should it be cold too ?
I had to take golytely. My dr said I could add crystal lite so I added a TON of it! It masked the taste somewhat. I used a straw to drink it, I pinched my nose to avoid the taste as much as I could, and my mom suggested immediately sucking on a lemon drop afterwards. That all seemed to work. My hubby was a sweetie and brought me my cup to drink every 10 minutes (which I stretched occasionally). That avoided me having to go downstairs to the fridge, then back up to my bed where I laid waiting for things to happen.

Word of warning, my crystal lite was raspberry (since I wasn't having a colonoscopy, the color didn't matter). At the end, when everything that was coming out was water, it was crystal lite-colored red water. You just don't want to be surprised.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:58 PM
Bowel prep not working!

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I must be weird because my doctor did not have me do a bowl prep. I asked the nurse at the hospital & she said if my doctor didn't tell me to do it that I didn't need to. That things are different these days???? I hope they are right or someone will have a mess to clean up.....
my doctor doesn't do bowel preps either, the medical literature is actually leaning against bowel preps, even for colo- rectal surgery ! Enjoy your pre op evening , I did !
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Unread 02-16-2012, 11:17 AM
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Gosh, I feel so lucky my doctor didn't have me drink any of that. He had me do one fleet enema. Everything turned out fine with my surgery and prep. I wish all you ladies about to have surgery the best. The waiting and prep is the hardest part of this.
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