Patients with ileostomies do NOT do the normal prep...we dehydrate too quickly
I had to eat lightly the day before and only had to go NPO after midnight when I had my proctocolectomy (had a temp loop ileo prior to this permanent one). I cannot imagine that you would have to do anything more than that for a reversal and hernia repair.
Usually the docs office sends 'standard' prep paperwork...which tells you to do the total clean out prep. The person stuffing the envelope doesn't know we have ileos or how harmful it could be to us
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!