How did your surgery prep work?

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Kaycie
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   Posted 5/5/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I mis-read it, thinking it was like a colonoscopy prep. It REALLY is, but I start it at 6am TOMORROW!

here's the prep:
6am - 4 laxatives
8am - Miralax/gatorade mix
10am - Miralax/gatorade mix (finish by noon)

Clear fluids remainder of day includings:
strained fruit juices without pulp (apple, white grape, lemonade)
water
clear broth (chicken, beef) or bouillon
black coffee or tea (without milk or non-dairy creamer)
gatorade or kool-aid (no red or purple)
any flavor soft drinks (coke/diet coke/pepsi/diet pepsi/sprite/mt dew, etc)
plain jellow (no red or purple or with added fruits, toppings, etc)
ice popsicles (no red or purple - not ice cream filled)


NOW, if I did a colonoscopy, all the above things I *could* have until midnight are the same, but my prep is:
3 PM - 4 laxatives
6 PM - miralax/gatorade mix
8 PM - miralax/gatorade mix

nothing after midnight.


Does this sound right to you all? I should of called! I had read through it, and *thought* I saw the 3,6,8 schedules, so when I realized I would prep IN THE MORNING, I've kind of freaked out a little. I'm worried that if I drink regular coke the rest of the day to make me feel kind of full that I'm goign to mess something up.

Any advice?
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira. Onto Tsyabri. If I fail that, total colectomy.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 20 months old


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/5/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
my prep was JUST like a scope prep. I took those awful tablets, cant remember what they are called. I started them at like noon the day before the surgery, but no actual food that day. Then when i got to the hostpial, horror of horrors i still had to have an enema! that was like my worst fear. Thank God i will never ever have to do that again!
I think your prep sounds fine, but i suppose you can call first thing in teh AM and find out.
good luck with that stuff tomorrw, the best way to get it down is, i only have to do this X more times in my entire life, lol.

Kaycie
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   Posted 5/5/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
summerstorm said...
my prep was JUST like a scope prep. I took those awful tablets, cant remember what they are called. I started them at like noon the day before the surgery, but no actual food that day. Then when i got to the hostpial, horror of horrors i still had to have an enema! that was like my worst fear. Thank God i will never ever have to do that again!
I think your prep sounds fine, but i suppose you can call first thing in teh AM and find out.
good luck with that stuff tomorrw, the best way to get it down is, i only have to do this X more times in my entire life, lol.


Yup, should never had to do it AGAIN..which is great considering I'm 26 and I'd have to start getting scoped regularly in the next 10 years or so!

The tablets, believe it or not, have NEVER made me miserable. It's the darn MIRALAX that gets me rolling. Now, granted, I've always been an *odd* case. So, maybe that's another part of my story.

I don't have to do an enema...well, I don't think!!!! Unless they haven't TOLD me about this yet!!! Oh dear god.. if they do that, they are GIVING ME PAIN MEDICINE FIRST!!!!
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira. Onto Tsyabri. If I fail that, total colectomy.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 20 months old


Pibbin
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   Posted 5/5/2009 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't worry, I doubt you will need an enema. The prep looks about right to me. Better safe than sorry -- they want your gut as clean as possible so there is less risk of infection during the surgery.

I remember I was so bummed at having to do yet another prep before surgery, with all my worry and stress, but just keep telling yourself -- you're almost done!!

Deep breaths, and thinking of you!
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


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/6/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
well they didnt tell me about the enema either! im not trying to scare you, i promise, just preparing you!

Kaycie
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   Posted 5/6/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all... 1/2 way done.... and I'm ready to puke my guts out with this stuff!

I'm fine with the enema, so long as they give me pain meds first! You didn't scare me, no worries! ;)

I just want to get this done so I can go back to sleep.. I'm SOO tired!
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira. Onto Tsyabri. If I fail that, total colectomy.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 20 months old


jblue65
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   Posted 5/6/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I wonder why some doctors don't do a prep... Thankfully, I didn't have to do any of that. But--- that is the last time you will have to do a colon prep.... yeah
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone down to 10 mg

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


Kaycie
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 5/6/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
jblue65 said...
I wonder why some doctors don't do a prep... Thankfully, I didn't have to do any of that. But--- that is the last time you will have to do a colon prep.... yeah


Really? No prep? So strange!

NOW, I'm hurting... I think I'm *done*... I know I'll have more later, but kind of waiting to see if there is one last go and then taking pain meds...i'm exhausted too! WHY on earth did I have to start it at 6 AM!!!!
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira. Onto Tsyabri. If I fail that, total colectomy.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 20 months old


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/6/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
im sorry! but its almost over and you never ever have to do it again!
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