Re: the 'drink' prior surgery

From: Karen (
Sat Jan 12 06:16:04 2002

Chrissy, I have had the same problem with the stuff they make you drink. before my 3rd and 4th surgery they had me try Magnesium Citrate. This is a oral solution you can get at the drug store. The only problem is you will never drink a Sprite again. I had to drink 2 bottles but it's only 10 oz. each. Much better thatn the gallon of the other stuff. Keep it in mind. Karen

At Fri, 11 Jan 2002, wrote: >
>Hi my sweet friends,
>I was wondering, you know that yucky, smelly, gross tasting, stuff we have to
>drink prior to our surgery? Colyet, collyite, or however it's spelled. I
>can't drink that stuff it makes me toss my cookies all over the place. Just
>the smell is enough to turn the tummy. To this day I can't drink out of a
>clear glass just seeing the liquid in the glass. Does anyone have the same
>reaction I do? I know that we have to drink that stuff before our surgeries
>so that the bowel is clean as a whistle causing the doctors to not mistakenly
>cut the bowel. What I was wondering, if I can't drink that stuff before
>surgery, what else can I do? Last time I put myself on a liquid diet for a
>week and 1/2 before surgery and gave myself a couple of enemas to make sure
>the bowels were clean, clean, clean. If anyone has a trick to this method,
>can you share it with me please. I'm not having another surgery in the near
>future, but I know I will be having surgery sometime in the future. Thanks
>for lending me your eyeballs and brains.....
>Love and hugs to all of you, here's praying for a cure soon before we go
>~Chrissie xo's

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