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what should you eat the day before surgery?

Postby pommom » Mon May 15, 2006 10:56 pm

My PS gave me instructions starting 3 days before surgery eat light foods (nothing heavy), 2 days before light foods but no pasta, meat, dairy, or salads, and 1 day before all liquid diet. This was to try to slow down and empty out my system gradually. It worked because I was not constipated.
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Postby RedheadRN » Tue May 16, 2006 9:12 am

My doctor just said nothing to eat after midnight, but here it is-- one day before and I am not even hungry. Guess I'm apprehensive, so just a light snack here and there should tide me over.
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Postby CopperB » Tue May 16, 2006 11:41 am

I was told to eat a high calorie meal at about 10:30/11:00 p.m. the night before. My surgery was at 11:00 a.m. My ps didn't order any enema's but his nurse thought maybe a mild stool softner might be a good idea.
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Postby wiltzpeggy » Tue May 16, 2006 5:58 pm

My PS advised me to "clean out" as much as possible- I ate very lightly the morning before and nothing but liquids and a laxative that evening. He also reccomended stool softeners daily as needed afterwards. I followed his advice with wonderful results- very tight TT and no constipation. I did, however have urinary retention 2 days post op from the Mepergan!!! Stopped taking it and went on Motrin. In pain, but at least I could urinate!! I was lucky- most of my best friends are nurses (so am I and was able to get one of them to come to my home and catheterize me - I didnt want to go to the ER-I work in there!!!! After that- No problem!!! anyone else have a Mepergan problem?? I was aware that this was one of the side effects, but since I had never taken it before, I was a little caught off guard. Hope everything goes great for you and everyone else out there!!!
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Postby chrissw1 » Wed May 17, 2006 1:19 pm

I did the intestinal cleansing with oxypowder for a week prior to surgery to make sure i was "clean" internally prior to surgery.
Then i was able to wait 5 days after surgery before "going"
And then...to go...i took oxypowder with stool softeners
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Postby chrissw1 » Wed May 17, 2006 1:21 pm

wiltz:

I was on the mepergan and had no issues.....i wouldnt say urinating was easy.....but i attributed it more to the surgery and after-effects of anesthesia than the painkillers...

i usually just sat there and let it.....fall out :)
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