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princessmommy 12-21-2012 05:54 AM

Bowel Prep
So next thursday I have surgery (hysterectomy) and the day before I have that Wonderful bowel prep! Ugh!! I start it at 2:30pm and after that's done I was told I could have broth, jello etc.. Any other ideas on things I can have?

Bobbin 12-21-2012 06:05 AM

I have to do this every year - I usually make a bone broth, drink lots of water and sf sprite, and that's pretty much it. You'll find the day goes quickly, and once you start prep you're not intersted in food anyway! Also, if they're making you drink the liquid, the laxative powder works just as well in water as it does in gatorade. Good luck with your surgery!!

baileygirl3 12-21-2012 06:32 AM

I have never had it done, but wanted to wish you good luck with your surgery. Will be thinking of you!

SugarFreeSheila 12-21-2012 06:47 AM

Wishing you a quick recovery on your surgery!

princessmommy 12-21-2012 06:48 AM

Thanks Bobbin and Baileygirl!
I have to take something called Golytly. And dreading it So much!

dansamy 12-21-2012 07:10 AM

Golyte prep is horrid & nothing makes it taste better. Good luck!

princessmommy 12-21-2012 07:37 AM

That's what i've heard dansamy! Ugh!!
Thanks sfsheila!

Garden 12-21-2012 04:23 PM

Speaking from past experience............get the softest toilet tissue ever made for the bowel prep !!!

cfine 12-29-2012 11:17 AM

I literally cannot drink that stuff. When I have to do a bowel prep I have to drink mag-citrate. It's bad, but not as bad as the Golytle. My husband can drink it down like nobody's business. My throat closes up and refuses to go down. Good luck with your surgery, Princessmommy.

EmPugs 01-03-2013 03:00 PM

I had to do this for a colonoscopy, the prep was far worse than the procedure! Hope you made it through okay!

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