do i really need to go without solids for this long?

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   Posted 1/14/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm a bit confused had a pre assessment this morning for my ileostomy reversal scheduled for 27th Jan and have been told by the nurse that i must stop eating solid food as from 11am on 25th jan! and just be on clear fluids till midnight the night before op is this right? It seems a long time, when whatever i eat is in the pouch within 2 hours also when i had the original op i had to stop eating at 2am then had the op at 3pm. If you have had a reversal what pep did you have to do if any thanks for any input Bev x

P.S i have also posted this on the ostomies forum
Diagnosed at 13 now 43
Reversal of temp stoma scheduled 27th Jan 10 :-)
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