Re: Nasty surgery prep, HELP!

Fri Aug 1 21:02:55 2008

I could just gag thinking about it!!! I don't know which bowel prep you have to use...but with Dr. Redan it was a small bottle of the fleet phosphosoda. So...bad, but at least it's only a little liquid. My advice: don't buy the ginger lemon flavor...CVS sells the cherry. Also, they say to pour it in a drink you like....I say pour it in a drink you DON'T like...because you will not want to drink it ever again! :o) At Mon, 21 Jul 2008, Stacy wrote: >
>I am so grateful to have found this site! I am having my 14th (I think,
>who can keep track) surgery next week. I have already had a complete
>hysterectomy a few years ago. I had stage four severe endo. My last
>surgery was only 10 months ago. I am 33 years old and feel like my body
>is so old. I have been having chronic kidney pain, along with my
>abdominal, pelvic pain. I have had every test known to man and my
>kidney shows no issues. On this board I have seen some postings about
>kidney pain and adhesions! THANK YOU! I am not crazy, as they make me
>feel if I go to the ER. I think that they think I am just seeking
>drugs. I do take Vicodin daily, but not in excessive doses. I usually
>don't even take as much as I could for one day. This surgery next week,
>my Dr (whom I love) is going to try a barrier. He says he doesn't have
>a lot of faith in them, but we'll try anything at this point! My problem
>is, the bowel prep for surgery makes me so sick. Clear diet for three
>days prior to surgery. The day before I have to drink that God awful
>stuff to clean out my bowels. It always makes me end up vomiting. Then
>I dehydrate. Last time I had to go to the ER the night before my
>surgery to get an IV for fluids, and I just stayed the night. Does
>anyone have any tips for an easy bowel prep? I am so bad a t making
>myself drink nasty things, I get nauseous just thinking about it. Why
>can't there just be a pill? Thinks for your help!

[admin note: you would think by now somebody could have invented prep via IV!]

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