prep for takedown

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   Posted 4/16/2011 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
What was your prep for takedown? Did you have to drink the colonoscopy stuff? How long did you fast?

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   Posted 4/16/2011 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I had no prep... No fasting either....just nothing to eat or drink after 10pm the night before surgery.
DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-nothing worked
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy)6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal)10/8/10
Very pleased with my results

Bay Area Guy
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   Posted 4/16/2011 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I was asked to fast from 6PM the night before. The only prep I did was to take a lot of fluids (to keep from dehydrating). I did chicken stock that my wife made (very tasty) and lime Jello. I knew everything was out when my bag filled with lime green fluid. That was more than a bit of a trip to see. I told my surgeon about that and said she was lucky because for a colonoscopy/endoscopy I had to have a couple of weeks prior to the takedown, I did the same prep, but went with lemon Jello instead. That was even trippier, as the bag turned a pretty bright yellow.

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   Posted 4/17/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
No prep for me either...just nothing by mouth after midnight the night before....Good luck!
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