surgery clean out question

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sammies
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   Posted 2/22/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
My clean out is nice and gentle but I wonder if I was given mis-information. I am to do clear liquids today Sunday and tomorrow Monday (surgery Tuesday) but do milk of magnesia TONIGHT Sunday night instead of Monday afternoon. Does that sound right?

It occurs to me that I've always done the drink (mag citrate) the exact day prior to the colonoscopy.

My D is constant and terrible so he went easy on me. But might the receptionist have been wrong?
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08;codeine for D; sometimes supplements: MSM, e, selenium, C, B complex, multi, iron; recent meds to get through til surgery include propranolol and xanax


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/22/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
probably not...I think you are having a proctocolectomy, right? Some doc's don't make you get "sparkly clean" since the colon is coming completely out. They just need things clean enough to get the ostomy done. The fact that you are on two days of clears will help a lot and your D is probably enough, too.

I was able to eat up until midnight the day before (i already had an ileo) and didn't have to do anything to clean out the small intestine:)

Wow, you are in the home stretch!! I will be thinking of you on Tuesday, please keep us posted as soon as you are able.

Pibbin
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   Posted 2/22/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to see if you can get hold of a doc on call to check. I was told by my surgeon that the clean out needed to be really good, so that there is not a risk of stool oozing out during the surgery to cause major problems, risk of infection, etc. Stinks, I know, because you are probably feeling so lousy, but better safe than sorry.
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Entocort, Remicade, Humira
10/10/08 colon removed, temporary ileostomy
11/10/08 FINALLY off prednisone after 18 months
2nd of 3 surgeries planned for '09 to form j-pouch


Chasblah
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   Posted 2/22/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Sammies,
I don't have any suggestions, but I just wanted to say that I wish you luck and I'll be thinking about you on Tues!
Update us as soon as you can.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


annyb
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   Posted 2/23/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I had some advice for you. But in the world of Karma...I send you only good thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Crohn's Disease
Diagnosed at age 9 in 1980
1st ileosecal resection 1989
2nd colon resection 1993
Chronic "D" and arthritis
Chronic rectal stricture with colonoscopy every 3 months to dialate
Insomnia since 1980 - I love my ambien!
 
SCUBA diver, Master's degree student, college graduate, Pet therapist
 


sammies
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   Posted 2/23/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I was up all night running and am still doing a bit of running--several accidents today. Just liquid pouring out of the r-v fistula and the back end. Can you imagine if I'd done golytle? But I'm to check in at the hospital at 6:30am. It's all so surreal. I am so much better emotionally today than yesterday but who know about in a few hours. Just praying for successful surgery, strength to do what I need to do, and infections to stay away. THANKS to all of you.
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08;codeine for D; sometimes supplements: MSM, e, selenium, C, B complex, multi, iron; recent meds to get through til surgery include propranolol and xanax

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