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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 4/6/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Just joined today - new to this!!  I have finally been diagnosed with 'colonic inertia' after almost 20 years of doctors, tests, special diets, etc., etc., etc.
I am scheduled for a total colectomy on Wed April 6.  Excited to think there's an end in sight - terrified of what's coming for me. 
I have begun the 'cleansing' process (joy!).  I have to have at least 2 days, instead of the prescibed 1 day prior to surgery, because my system just does not work. 
Does anyone have any suggestions to make drinking this bowel prep any easier? I've had so many colonoscopies, I can't count them all, but was unaware of forums like this, having only just been officially diagnosed.
I'd love to hear any input, suggestions, ideas, anything?!?!
Thanks to anyone that has some input!
40 yr old Female
Colonic Inertia
1 son - 15 yrs
1 daughter - 8 yrs

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 381
   Posted 4/6/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I don't have any suggestions- I have tried everything when I have had to drink that stuff and honestly- I still gag and am soo sick from it.
I do want to wish you the best---- and I am glad you are feeling excited about this. Your frame of mind prior to surgery is soooo important.
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 4/6/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
AFter so many upper GI's and such many, many years ago, I still gag just thinking about drinking the prep. Hang in there. Hopefully this will be the last time you will have to do it! Good luck on your surgery and let us know how it goes. Welcome to
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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