I've had a temp ileostomy for three months and I'm having it reversed on Monday. My prep starts on Sunday with an all liquid diet and some bisacodyl (?) tablets at noon. Then at 6pm I'm supposed to drink the HalfLytely until the stuff coming out of me runs clear. My question is, how do you do it with the bag? I mean I would imagine it comes out really fast, isn't it difficult to empty the bag? Am I going to be in the bathroom the whole time with the bag open so it can empty into the toilet?
I just have this image of the bag filling so fast I won't be able to keep up. Can anyone tell me what their experience was like? I have to admit I'm a little miffed because I was under the impression I'd never have to drink that stuff again....yeah right!
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
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Take Down Surgery Scheduled - December 15, 2008
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