Highest 272, Current 167,0 Goal 157
I've had it done 3 times since RNY. The first time, being ignorant, I went and got the crappy stuff that you have to mix about a gallon of plain water with. It tasted so salty and tangy, and I don't like salty. I also couldn't drink 32 ounces an hour! And I threw up much of it. Still,enough of it stayed in that it cleaned me out.
The next time I asked about using magnesium citrate instead and the doc agreed as long as I was on a clear liquids only diet for 24 hours before I took the mag cit. I only had to drink about 8 ounces of that -- still nasty but doable and it worked just fine. So, i used that for my pre-op to a hysterectomy and my most recent colonoscopy.
Getting it down is the only challenge. Other than that I really don't feel it affected me any differently than it would a non-WLS person.
Just hang close to the toilet -- surprising how long lasting the "effects" are.
RNY, distal, 10/5/94
P.S. My year + long absence has NOTHING to do with my WLS, or my type of WLS. See my profile.