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from 4pm tomorrow I am on a 48 hour clear liquids diet

(28 Posts)
CalifrauniusFudge Sun 15-Jul-07 19:31:09

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DrNortherner Sun 15-Jul-07 19:32:08

O M G.

I feel for you I do.

CalifrauniusFudge Sun 15-Jul-07 19:34:16

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hufflebranpuff Sun 15-Jul-07 19:35:33

So what are you going to have for your last meal before 4pm?

MrsBigD Sun 15-Jul-07 19:38:03

[hmmm] vodka is a clear liquid , so is gin ... should take the edge off LOL

Poor you, never had sigmoid done but know what it is... only advice... try and relax...

Don't know why but whenever I see the word sigmoidoscopy Sigmund Freud springs to my mind unbidden

schneebly Sun 15-Jul-07 19:45:11

Aw you poor dear - I had a colonoscopy a few years ago so I know how you feel. Allt he best. Clear broth could be nicer than jelly?

CalifrauniusFudge Sun 15-Jul-07 19:48:59

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hufflebranpuff Sun 15-Jul-07 19:50:47

You can buy miso soup in packets, that's clear if you don't add in tofu and seaweed.

schneebly Sun 15-Jul-07 19:52:53

you could sautee some veg in a little butter and add stock - just serve the veg to the kids but get the flavour. Some kind of onion/leek would be nice.

meandmy Sun 15-Jul-07 19:53:34

you can have friut juice as long as it got no pulpy bits etc, you can have black tea too,think you can have soup as long as it got no bits too you could call and double check.
good luck hope it all goes ok

SueW Sun 15-Jul-07 19:56:48

It sounds more restrictive than any clear liquid diet I've heard of before.

Poor DD, when 5yo, had to have no solid food for 3 days prior to an op

CalifrauniusFudge Sun 15-Jul-07 19:57:42

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SueW Sun 15-Jul-07 19:58:04

YOu should be able to have tea and coffee - black though.

SueW Sun 15-Jul-07 19:59:57

this gives you 1000 calories. You could probably double the amount? All sugar though so you'd prob want to drip feed so you weren't high as a kite followed by a crash!

CalifrauniusFudge Sun 15-Jul-07 20:00:51

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meandmy Sun 15-Jul-07 20:02:46

CalifrauniusFudge Sun 15-Jul-07 20:05:07

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SueW Sun 15-Jul-07 20:09:47



Can you get hold of something like Bovril?

It's so long since we did it with DD I can barely remember what she had. I did it with her from when she woke until when she fell asleep, then had something to ensure my reserves were up ready for supporting her in hospital. I mostly survived on black coffee, vegetable stock and we made 'traffic light' jelly and ate a lot of that. She had ice lollies, jelly and water to drink although getting anything down was the challenge at the time.

CalifrauniusFudge Sun 15-Jul-07 20:15:22

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BillWeasleyBeast Sun 15-Jul-07 20:22:50

get some fresh mint, steep in boiling water with several spoons of sugar ubtil it goes cold, remove mint, chill, drink. It's delicious and it sounds like you are going to need the sugar boost.

CalifrauniusFudge Mon 16-Jul-07 19:12:15

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lulumama Mon 16-Jul-07 19:16:47

the fluid does fill you up , if you have enough of it

my sympathies

CalifrauniusFudge Mon 16-Jul-07 22:59:40

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harpsichordcuddler Mon 16-Jul-07 23:04:21

oh no
<pondering advisability of googling sigmoidoscopy >

CalifrauniusFudge Mon 16-Jul-07 23:06:02

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