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Unread 04-23-2012, 03:09 PM
Re: Bowel Prep!!!

Hi ladies - I'm 3 weeks post op. I really wasn't nervous about my bowel prep but it was kind of rough the evening before. I had done it in the past for a colonoscopy so I kind of knew that my body is a bit slower so I made sure I started early and/or on time (I'd learned my lesson with the colonoscopy). The bowel prep for my hysterectomy seemed much easier/better to do but it really hit me hard that evening. They had me on a liquid diet the day before surgery, I took 4 ducolax (?) pills at 4 pm, and at 6 pm I had to drink my gatorade & miralax (which wasn't too bad). However, I'd left to run a quick errand and almost didn't make it back in time. I also had to douche with betadine the evening before. I was particularly concerned about that because I often have allergies and was afraid the 'medicated' douche might cause a problem for me. Luckily, it did not. In hindsight, I should have probably done one a few days before to ensure no reactions to it before the night of surgery. I will say that by the time the evening was over, my bottom end was very sore & tender (even on a liquid diet). Good luck to all of you, I'm confident you'll do just fine and feel much better in the near future. Most importantly (something I have a tough time with) be patient with yourself! Hugs!
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Unread 04-23-2012, 04:16 PM
Re: Bowel Prep!!!

I'm just glad I came to this site. I had my pre-op appt today and I wasn't surprised when they told me about bowel prep. No one had EVER mentioned it previously.

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