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Hysterectomy tomorrow (3-26) confused on what I can eat today Hysterectomy tomorrow (3-26) confused on what I can eat today

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Unread 03-25-2014, 03:58 AM
Hysterectomy tomorrow (3-26) confused on what I can eat today

Tomorrow at 12:00 pm I'm having my surgery. After reading other articles on what you can eat the day before I'm completely confused. The hospital nurse gave me a sheet and just said ' no food after midnight' but I have to do the dreaded bowel prep (sorry, TMI) and other sights tell you nothing but clear foods the day before (ie. broth, jello, fruit pops, clear soda) does anyone have some information on this? As soon as my surgeons office is open I'm going to call, but I'm a nervous wreck since this was all scheduled last Friday and I've never had any kind of surgery. Thank you in advance!
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Unread 03-25-2014, 04:24 AM
Re: Surgery tomorrow (3-26) confused on what I can eat today

Hi,
Do you have directions for your bowel prep? It should say on that what you can eat. I personally wasn't restricted despite the bowel prep, but chose to do a liquid diet the day before because it made the bowel prep less awful for me Definitely call your DR to get clarification...
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Merr
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Unread 03-25-2014, 04:36 AM
Re: Surgery tomorrow (3-26) confused on what I can eat today

The instructions are a small meal the night before, but I'm thinking I'm going to do the liquid diet also. Sounds a lot easier than eating like I normally do. Thank you for your input. I'm just a bumble of nerves today.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Re: Surgery tomorrow (3-26) confused on what I can eat today

Your welcome, and I don't blame you one bit. It is nerve wracking!
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Unread 03-25-2014, 09:04 AM
Re: Hysterectomy tomorrow (3-26) confused on what I can eat today



Unless ordered to follow a liquid diet, you shouldn't. It doesn't really provide enough nutrients, can affect your blood sugar, and more. For the bowel prep and diet prior to surgery, it is really important to follow your doctor's instructions for you regardless of what anyone else does. Your surgeon and the OR team will expect you to have done so and will proceed accordingly. In some cases, that can put you at risk if you made any changes.

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Unread 03-25-2014, 09:23 AM
Re: Hysterectomy tomorrow (3-26) confused on what I can eat today

I think each doctor has their own plans for this sort of thing.

In September 2013 I was scheduled for a lap/ possible hysterectomy. I had no diet restrictions besides no food after midnight, and no bowel prep either.

My hysterectomy is scheduled for next month and I have to do a liquid diet for the entire day before, and a weird sounding bowel prep.

Just fallow what it says. If it says you can eat, please eat! You don't want to have low blood sugar or be dehydrated.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 06:49 PM
Re: Hysterectomy tomorrow (3-26) confused on what I can eat today

Thank you all for your advice. I did call my Doctor and I was misinformed by the surgery scheduler and do not need to 'prep' for my type of hysterectomy. That is very good news to me.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 06:56 PM
Re: Hysterectomy tomorrow (3-26) confused on what I can eat today

my surgery was at 7:30 AM. my prep was eat a small/light dinner the night before then no food or water after 8pm. Follow the doctor's instruction for your surgery and everything will be okay.
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