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I am just wondering if anyone had to do a bowel prep prior to surgery? I am supposed to drink Magnesium Citrate which is basically a liquid laxative. Sorry for TMI, I am just wondering if anyone else had to do the same thing.

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yep when you do clears there is nothing in there but Water. I stopped everything 12 midnight before surgery and that is all I was required to do..but it really sounds like it suck though :(

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Yes had to take it. Chill it first before drinking then chug it. I used grape flavor. Not too bad cold but I still can't drink grape crystal light 8 months later.

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I am just wondering if anyone had to do a bowel prep prior to surgery? I am supposed to drink Magnesium Citrate which is basically a liquid laxative. Sorry for TMI, I am just wondering if anyone else had to do the same thing.

Eesh may the force be with you Ozzy. I had to do that crap the day before my surgery. OMG It was the worst. I stood there at the island in my kitchen and stared at it for at least 30 mins willing myself to get it over with. I put it in a giant cup w/ ice and a straw. I ended up having to stand over the sink and suck it back alternating drinks of Water in between. I was literally tapping out about 3/4 of the way in. Sorry doll but I know how ya feel LOL. It's awful. ;)

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If you only have to do one bottle you are lucky I had to do two bottles the day before plus only liquids the day before that. My only warning is to make sure you stay home and keep a bathroom open for you, Good Luck.

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I, too, had a stare-down w/ that bottle! It took me about an hour, but I stood by the sink and sipped, bc I thought if I chugged I would puke. It just tastes really salty and kinda bitter. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but I was not happy about having to take it. Good luck.

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I too have to do that on March 7th. Not looking forward to THAT at all. I naively thought I would be able to go to class the night before my surgery. Hah! I'll me running to the bathroom full force by evening. Well, Bottoms Up, to a new beginning!

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Been there done that.

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( do not have to do that before my surgery (liquid Protein for three weeks before though) but I DO have to have a colonoscopy in two weeks to get that taken care of before the surgery as I am due for one. Same prep- DISGUSTING! As mentioned- chill it to be very very cold- i keep the next glass full in the freezer each time and use a straw to drink it down fast- ice cold is the best. For me it is the thick feeling more than the taste.

Know that you will b starting this new chapter in your life with a squeaky clean colon- probably a good way to start so that your system is not taxed digesting anything as you recover.

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