Clears before takedown? Why

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Doggiedo
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   Posted 11/1/2017 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Why bother with clears before the takedown? I’ve been fasting all day except for clears and I’m starving! I’m gratful at least I don’t have to do anprep, but I wonder why clears all day! Stuff goes through me so quickly I feel like I could have just done clears starting at 3pm the day before or whatever. Makes sense to me no?

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 11/1/2017 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I did clears the day before. Did you have your pouchogram thingy? I am so excited for you. I want to tell you you're going to be 100% right away, but the process does take some time. You're going to do great though. Have you gotten one of those little handheld bidets? They are very helpful in the beginning when everything is loose and can feel like acid.

Good luck!!!!!!!
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Doggiedo
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   Posted 11/1/2017 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I did have he pouch X-ray thing yesterday and it came out great. The doctor does these a lot and said my surgeon did a great job. It was really reassuring.

That has been on my list of the things I get but haven’t yet! I’ll order one tonight! Thanks for the reminder. I want to ask my husband if it will hook up to our toilet. I bet they are pretty standard (toilets). Does it matter that it’s cold water? I imagine that might be surprising if I have to get up and go in the middle of he might.

I am bringigwipes and ointment with me. I hope I don’t have to stay in too long. It’s tomorro (thurs)- think I’ll be home by sat? Will it be painful?

I cantwaitto eat something. Pizza! Yummers
Moderate to severe colitis, diagnosed in 2003, hospitalization in 2006, Feb 2017, July 2017 for colitis related complications

Step 1- iliostemy and j pouch creation surgery on Aug 25
Obstruction - hospitalized early Sept
Anticipated reversal- Nov/Dec

Medications: Zantac

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 11/1/2017 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish I had someone who could have hooked up something to my toilet. I need one of those fancy self-cleaning toilets... some people want jewelry or expensive purses, I just want a fancy toilet... I had the little handheld one. It was like a water bottle with a top that sprayed at your butt. I could put cool or warmer water in there, but it was always room-temp if I hadn't filled it recently, especially if it wasn't cold out.

Was the xray thing terrible for you or no biggie? Mine was no biggie, but some people make it out like it's humiliating and terrible. Mine was fine. Quick, no problem.
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Currently: no meds. 6/15 Step One J-pouch Surgery Complete! 9/15 Step Two Complete! 11/15 Step 3 Complete!

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.

Doggiedo
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   Posted 11/2/2017 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww, I bet that bidget is better than nothing. U have a.m. your surgery?

Yes the X-ray was not that bad. Not enjoyable but had to be done. The docs and nurses were nice. When I told him my bag was filling up he just did okay and that he wasn’t going to fill it more.
Moderate to severe colitis, diagnosed in 2003, hospitalization in 2006, Feb 2017, July 2017 for colitis related complications

Step 1- iliostemy and j pouch creation surgery on Aug 25
Obstruction - hospitalized early Sept
Anticipated reversal- Nov/Dec

Medications: Zantac
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