I had this procedure done 9 years and a day from today. I went from 295 down to 116, which felt way to frai. I'm now at 128-132 and feel comfortable.
Has anyone had to have a colonoscopy? I'm 6 hrs into the fast and am feeling very shaky almost hypoglycemic. Does anyone know of a clear protein that I can take to keep me from going too low?
Thanks in advance!
on 1/16/13 12:08 pm
I had a colonoscopy but nothing related to WLS.
I had a colonoscopy done a couple of years ago and had no problems - I purposely booked an early morning appointment so I was able to eat by 10am!!!
Just make sure you stay hydrated - I've never drank a protein anything but aren't there clear protein waters (isopure?)
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on 1/16/13 12:34 pm
Yeah, the prep is yukky. I've had several colonoscopies in the past few years and they have us mix miralax (a whole bottle) in Gatorade, plus take laxatives. Also allowed clear liquids, broth, tea, gingerale, sprite, etc. The chicken broth was helpful at making me feel less hungry, and the warmth was soothing.
The procedure itself is a breeze - the med they give you is great, you will wake up and feel fine.
I have had 2 colonoscopys since my RNY - one was only 3 months out. No problems either time, I just could not get through all the prep medicine, especially the first time at 3 months out. I was fully awake the first time and watched it on the tv monitor. The second time I was knocked out totally. I am one of the "lucky" ones that needs one every 3 years!!!
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