Am I really not allowed to eat for that long?

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crohnielass
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   Posted 1/14/2010 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm a bit confused had a pre assessment this morning for my ileostomy reversal scheduled for 27th Jan and have been told by the nurse that i must stop eating solid food as from 11am on 25th jan! shocked: and just be on clear fluids till midnight the night before op is this right? It seems a long time, when whatever i eat is in the pouch within 2 hours also when i had the original op i had to stop eating at 2am then had the op at 3pm. If you have had a reversal what pep did you have to do if any thanks for any input Bev x wink

summerstorm
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   Posted 1/14/2010 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
seems a little long to me, i would think probably no solids the day before or maybe no solids after say 9pm on the 25th.
Call again becaue alot of time they just give generic instructions
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
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suebear
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   Posted 1/14/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I think she's giving you info for those with colons. I had to stop eating at 6pm the night before my reversal.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


crohnielass
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   Posted 1/14/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies iam concerned as im underweight as it is! will call tomorrow the hospital tomorrow and check thanks again Bev x
Diagnosed at 13 now 43
Reversal of temp stoma scheduled 27th Jan 10 :-)
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

Never be afraid to try something new;
remember amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.


Marsky
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   Posted 1/14/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a two day bowel prep for my temp ostomy takedown:

Day one: liquids only.
Day two: liquids only, Magnesium Citrate (had a schedule to follow, two doses I believe, this was 10 years ago). Nothing by mouth (NPO in medical jargon) after midnight.

Day three: surgery.

This was brutal, I got down to 103 lbs. Haven't been that skinny since high school!
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


Marsky
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   Posted 1/17/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
3 days? Oh my.....however did you get thru it?

I'm the type that needs a light breakfast each morning. Once I begin a liquid diet, I am already headachy and feeling lousy. I don't know how I managed a 2 day liquid diet. Somehow I did.

I did go about 14 days w/o solids though, 1 day prep for my first surgery, then no solids in the hospital until my 6th day. One more day of hospital food and I was released, told to eat anything I wanted. I tried that but ended up being so sick. My surgeon said later my GI tract was sluggish and I had to go back on a liquid diet. For over 3 days. But each day I had food to look forward to and no more surgeries (unless you count my takedown, 8 weeks later). When it was all over, I counted up almost 14 days of very few solids. I went from a size 12 to a size 4. My old clothes were just hanging on me. Not the best way to lose weight. Once I got thru that rough patch and my stoma starting working correctly, my GI tract really woke up. I was starving and enjoying food like you wouldn't believe. LOL

Somehow though we all get thru these long preps don't we?
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


crohnielass
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   Posted 1/23/2010 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanx everyone, for your replies I finally got a call back from the hospital and only have to fast for 6 hours whew! so at least thats sorted for when i finally go in for the reversal! Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Reversal of temp stoma scheduled 27th Jan 10 :-)
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

Never be afraid to try something new;
remember amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

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