I could not finish 64 oz bowel prep

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2muchpain4me
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   Posted 8/25/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
With just 24 oz left I began vomiting. At least a quart. So weak. Called hospital pre op nurse station and the nurse said not to finish if I was vomiting. I have had just 2 trips to the bathroom...now I am really afraid I won't be emptied. Did anyone have tis experience???
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praying4healing
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   Posted 8/26/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
honestly, ive never ever finished my prep
and whatever had to get done got done
i cried the morning of the op b/c i was still going and was afraid i messed something up
they went in and got it done, the doc said i wasnt fully empty but i was clean enough.

mayb it matters how much u get out. but i've never done the prep correctly if i could take it mentally, my body wouldnt do it physically, and if icould take it physically, mentally i just couldnt finish it. Mayb someone else can give u better advice

id just say b as honest as possible with the station and doc pre op, see if they think its important enough to reschedule or if they can try. let us know what happens!
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ediekristen
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   Posted 8/26/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Think of it this way... In an emergency situation, the patient can't do a prep. It's not like they're going to make someone with, say, a perforated bowel drink a gallon of laxatives before they'll operate. I work in an OR and the only thing I've ever heard about them not liking to do surgery without prep is because, well, it just doesn't make for a very pleasant atmosphere, if you know what I mean! But there is plenty they do to get whatever is left out of you to make sure you're nice and clean on the inside. So don't worry.

I'm sure this is late though as you're probably in surgery right now!! So either way, I hope it goes/went very well and you have a speedy recovery. Keep us posted please and good luck! :)

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vette guy
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   Posted 8/27/2008 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd like to know who the sadist was that invented this stuff! And, is it really necessary do drink such a ridiculously large  amount that would make a Nathan's hot dog eating contest champion blush?

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/27/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
good question vette guy!!! and i would also like to thank you for making me never want a hot do again!

vette guy
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   Posted 8/28/2008 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
summerstorm said...
good question vette guy!!! and i would also like to thank you for making me never want a hot do again!
Thanks a lot summerstorm..... You almost made my coffee come out of my nose with that one!

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/28/2008 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
glad i could be of help! actually i am glad i dont' want hotdogs anymore, i forgot that i liked the way they taste and when i found that out i have beeneating them, which is fine excpet they give me horrible indegestion!

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   Posted 9/2/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
vette guy said...
I'd like to know who the sadist was that invented this stuff! And, is it really necessary do drink such a ridiculously large amount that would make a Nathan's hot dog eating contest champion blush?


I agree! Whose idea was this cr*p?! Excuse the pun!
Control is an illusion. The only control we have is our response to people and situations. - Kim Martin

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