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Unread 02-19-2012, 03:56 PM
Bowel Prep....YUCK!

I have to do the bowel prep tonight....only 6 oz, so it shouldn't be THAT bad....any advice before I start?????
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Unread 02-19-2012, 05:06 PM
Re: Bowel Prep....YUCK!

I call it Liquid Plumbers evil twin...hehehe It will be fine. I'd suggest that you stay in the bathroom 'til the urge to evacuate hits because it is powerful. I know, ick but its not as bad as I thought it'd be.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 06:36 PM
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Yeehaw! I get to do bowel prep tomorrow. I get to do stool softeners at 8 a.m. followed by entire bottle of Miralax mixed with an 32 oz. bottle of Gatorade starting at noon. Then another big bottle of gatorade. I don't even like Gatorade.

The doctor told me to buy two different flavors because I'd be tired of the first flavor. I also am doing the liquid diet. I am ordering Thai food tonight - but not spicy this time. Don't want to feel like my bum is on fire tomorrow.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 09:27 PM
Re: Bowel Prep....YUCK!

Oh my! Dancing Popcorn...what type of hyst are you having? I'm having the Davinci You poor thing! Hope all goes well, when is your surgery? Mine is Tuesday at 12:45
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:25 PM
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Hi, smkatt

I am also having da Vinci. I had Miralax mixed in juice in the hospital last summer after a previous unrelated surgery, but not an entire bottle's worth!

My surgery is around 10:30 (I am the second patient that day) but I'm in PST zone so I think technically you'll be ahead of me by an hour. Good luck with everything. I hope it all goes well and you have a smooth recovery.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 06:47 AM
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This part I'm not looking forward to! I'll be doing this Thursday.
At 1pm I have to take 2 Dulcolax tabs. At 3pm I have to mix 238g of Miralax in with 64oz of Gatorade, and start drinking 8oz every 15-20 min til it's gone. Then 6pm I have to take 2 more Dulcolax tabs!

I've only taken a laxative once in my life, and that was a kids dosage. I swore never again. I warned my husband that my laptop, Kindle, candles, and freshener will be in the bathroom when he arrives home in the afternoon. So gross!!
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Unread 02-20-2012, 07:10 AM
Re: Bowel Prep....YUCK!

Wow, Dancing Popcorn and brightfrogs2009 (love the name btw :-), sounds like I got off EASY! But I went all night with nothing, thinking I was going to not do anything.....then at 7:30 this morning (I drank the stuff at 7 last night) started working, NOW when I'm supposed to be leaving for work I'm running back and forth to the bathroom...lol It's funny, it's like God knew that was going to happen, because the weather here is a little icy so they told me to telecommute :-D

I will be praying for you and all of those having surgery Tuesday too!
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Unread 02-20-2012, 07:16 AM
Re: Bowel Prep....YUCK!

My surgery is next Monday. The doctor never told me to do a bowel prep. Will the hospital tell me when I go for my pre-op testing?
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Unread 02-20-2012, 07:26 AM
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shorerunner - They may or may not have you do one, I think it depends on the type you are having or the doctors preference as well.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 12:41 PM
Bowel Prep....YUCK!

Shorerunner all I had to do was an enama the night before surgery. They told me about it @ pre op so sounds like that may be what you end up having to do.
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