Reply to "Pouchoscopy Prep Question - Can do without laxative?"

Hi, Teddy92,

i ease back into solid food after the endoscopy because I've spent a few days slowly emptying my stomach and pouch, and 24 hours pre-scope have only liquids, so I want to help my empty stomach and pouch accept the food without cramps or diarrhea. I start with sips of warm broth when I'm fully awake (I always ask for sedation) then I go home and have rice, pasta or chicken for lunch, although as soon as I'm awake the nurses offer juice and a cookie. Every patient is offered that whether they were sedated or not because of the recent fasting or enema to bring blood sugar back up. I've had three scopes since colon removal a year ago (including the pouchoscopy in preparation for takedown) and 25 years of sedated colonoscopies so I developed this routine that is easy on my stomach, and pouch. Once, I was hungry and we had a big lunch. I was sorry a few hours later with cramps and loose output that I could have avoided. Whatever you decide is best for you, remember to have fluids afterward to replace whatever you lost through enema or food slowdown. 

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