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Unread 03-24-2012, 03:10 PM
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I never had to do the bowel prep, so maybe you don't either?
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Unread 03-26-2012, 12:43 PM
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I had my pre-op today and asked my doctor if I needed to do a bowel prep. She looked through my records, saying she hated to order bowel preps, but that I probably needed one due to the time when I had a cyst rupture on my ovary and had blood in my abdomen, leading to me losing that ovary in surgery. She just wanted everything to be cleaned out in case they have to do some repairing or scraping or something (I really don't understand it all) in there.

I have to drink two bottles of that stuff - GAH. I asked if I could have a pill instead - no go. The last time I had to do this was for a colonoscopy and I got such a bad headache from being dehydrated that I threw up. I hope that doesn't happen this time!

I am dreading the bowel prep more than the surgery...
Unread 03-26-2012, 01:00 PM
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im having abdominal hysterectomy april 10th, day before im on clear liquid diet and then at 4 i take bisacodyl tablet and then 6pm i drink halflytely drink then no food after midnight. not looking forward to that.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 01:56 PM
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I wonder why my doctor didn't tell me to take any bowel prep? Do you know if it is because of the LAVH or maybe doctors like different things? Hmmm. Surgery tomorrow - sick of waiting!!!!
Unread 03-26-2012, 02:23 PM
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i think it just depends on the doc, my doc said i have to do it cuz if they need to move my bowel around or if they need to fix anything with it, doing the cleanse makes it easier for them. i know im sick of waiting too, mine is 2 weeks from tomorrow. just wish it would hurry up and get here, good luck tomorrow, keep us posted! big hugs
Unread 03-26-2012, 05:47 PM
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I am doing the bowel prep, 4 ducolax, 8 glasses of triple strength miralax. One more glass to drink, can't go far from the bathroom, wonder how long that lasts. Also cleansing the belly with hibaclens 2 times daily for 2 days. surgery in the morning, cant wait to get this behind me.
Unread 03-26-2012, 05:54 PM
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I don't know what my prep was called but it was a gallon size jug with powder in it. I had to add a gallon of water and then drink an 8 oz glass every 20 minutes. It was horrible!! It tasted bad and I only made it through about 3/4 of the jug before I decided I was clean enough and stopped. And, yes....stay very, very close to the bathroom.
Unread 03-26-2012, 06:39 PM
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It is too late for me, but anyone who is told to do a bowel prep, should make sure they have some tucks or moisturizing wipes on hand, all this wiping has done my poor bottom in.
Unread 03-26-2012, 07:21 PM
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And I'm over here complaining that I can't eat or drink after midnight tonight & have to do this stupid enema in a few hours. Guess things really could be worse, but I imagine our docs all have their reasons.

Unread 03-26-2012, 08:19 PM
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I have surgery in the AM and my doctor had me take two bbottles of magnesium sulfate at different times. Her explanation was if something were to happen during surgery to the bowel area, having a clean bowel is preferred. Funny thing about me, I've been so stressed about the upcoming surgery, everything is basically "running" thru my system within an hour after being eaten.

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