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2 RIS K
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   Posted 9/20/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to drink the bowel prep tomorrow and I remember some people talking about adding Tang to it to make it taste better.  I have to take the Halflytely and it says not to add sweetener or anything.  Can I still add it?  I really hate drinking it and I'm trying to find a way to make it better.  I'm assuming those that added the Tang did it even though it said not to; I can't imagine what harm it could do.  Does anyone know? confused
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - 3/13/07
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Scheduled for Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 9/20/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
i have no idea, i have heard of adding like sprite or lemony stuff to it, personally i chose those pills, theywere much easier, at least for me, i could never get any of that stuff down. maybe you could find sugar free tang, but also tang is orange, so you may not be supposed to use it, the whole red thing you know?
good luck

Brannah
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   Posted 9/20/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think you can use tang. I was always told it had to be a clear liquid. ginger ale, sprite ,or 7 up would work.
good luck.

psygirl6
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   Posted 9/20/2008 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
2 ris k,
For my prep I was told to mix it into Gatorade because the gatorade gives you electrolytes that prevent dehydration from all of the pooping. The gatorade had to be any other color but red because red can look like blood. I just want to wish you luck with the prep and the surgery. Best of luck. You can do it.

2 RIS K
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   Posted 9/20/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
The surgeon said I didn't have to have clear liquids and that I could have any color liquids I wanted so I'm not worried about the color of the tang. She said the clear liquid is for when they do a colonoscopy and they have to be able to see inside whereas they will just be removing mine.

Psygirl if you mixed it with gatorade, I don't see why I couldn't mix it with tang...
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - 3/13/07
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Scheduled for Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 9/20/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
i wasn't paying attention i don't guess, before my surgery it didnt' matter if it was red or not either. So then i don't see a problem with tang.

2 RIS K
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   Posted 9/20/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder why it says not to add any sweetener to it. Does anyone know? Although I guess it can't be too bad, after all they are just removing my colon, not trying to look at it or anything.

Thanks summer!
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - 3/13/07
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Scheduled for Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


vette guy
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   Posted 9/21/2008 9:59 PM (GMT 0)   
Not to sound too much like Obama or McCain...."You can put lipstick on a pig..........."
- to me that stuff tastes nasty no matter what you try mixing it with!!!
 
And speaking of politics......forget the bowel preps and just look at your 401K That'll scare the crap out of you!!!!

hopestar
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   Posted 9/22/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
it depends on the prep if it's phosoda go with apple juice and unflavored phososoda it delutes the taste . apple juice is a clear liquid 2. good luck u will b in my thoughts
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