For those of you who've had their jpouches removed (mine is disconnected and I have an end ileostomy) - did you have a prep? I'm wondering why there would be a prep if there's nothing going into the pouch currently, but wondered what your experiences with this were.
Not sure I understand your question. But if you are speaking of having a prep for a disconnected J pouch before a scope that would seem to be ridiculous.
The basic problem is the medical staff rarely understands the procedures we have had done and so if you are scheduled for a scope the computer automatically comes up with the typical scope prep. I get scoped every two years even though I have no pouch and an end ileo but they left the anus an a tiny amount of intestine and the nurses come unglued when I tell them I didn't follow the prep instructions. Rather then try to explain I tell them to speak the my GI and she calms them down.
Oh sorry, I wasn't clear, which is typical for me . I'm having my jpouch removed. Currently it's disconnected, and I have an end ileostomy. Trying to get ready for surgery at the end of the month, and am dreading the thought of a prep such as golytely (or whatever it is these days). I'm going for pre-ops on Tuesday, so will ask then, but wanted to know whether anyone out there had to do any type of prep prior to removal of the pouch - even though there's no output getting to the pouch due to the end ileo. Hopefully, the intestines distal to the end ileo won't be touched.
I didn't have a prep. I just didn't eat from the night before. All I got.
Yep, same no prep before surgery to remove pouch.
I went from a disconnected j-pouch to removal and had no prep.
Whew, thanks guys. One less worry!