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This is a shameless pity party.<br><br>
I am having surgery on Wednesday, and 2 days prior (i.e., today and tomorrow) I am not allowed to eat anything except certain "clears." Since I don't eat sugar, that leaves pretty much.... chicken broth. I've had 3 cups today so far. Hmm... that's about 30 calories. Then I drank my coffee black this morning (no cream allowed). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"> I am so jittery right now and literally starving. I have NO idea how I'm going to do this all day tomorrow too.<br><br>
The best part... not only do I have to continue this unfortunate diet tomorrow, but I have to do the "bowel prep" part - at 10am and 4pm I have to drink 10 oz. of magnesium citrate solution. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/inthet.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="inthet"><br><br>
Thanks for listening. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Oh boy I feel for you... Do not watch TV that is the worste when they show advertisements to restaurants. Hope everything goes well.
 

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Periwinkle-Here are some <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. I wish I could offer you some food or sustenance! Best wishes for tomorrow and for the surgery.
 

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I think you are entitled. I hope things go well and you recover quickly.
 

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Oh, no! That really sucks. I hope the time flies by for you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Oh my word, I hope the time passes quick and your surgery goes well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I hope the time goes by quickly.
 

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I am so sorry, I know how hard that is. I had surgery 3 years ago and had to go 5 days on a clear liquid diet. I eat sugar, so I had other options but it was still hard.<br><br>
I hope time goes by really fast for you.
 

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Goodness, that would be so hard! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> for you.<br><br>
Is it weird that now I'm craving chicken broth? All anyone has to do is mention a food and my pg hormones announce that I must have it.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> That really stinks! Hang in there!
 

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can you do tea with honey? can you make your own popsicles in an ice cube tray from fruit juice, or the tea with honey? Or just tea?
 

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oh yeah... and a big <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">: from all of us. It stinks.
 

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bless you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
(I don't eat honey but the make-your-own fruit juice & tea popsicles is the best idea EVER)
 

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I feel your pain! I have a colonoscopy on Thursday so will spend Wed. on all clears and a bowel prep too!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Are you allowed beef broth? Fattier chicken broth? Or just lowfat chicken broth?
 

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You could also make a slushie type thing from apple juice and ice in a blender. Add a little ginger ale or club soda? Is vodka off limits? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Please check with your doctor. I'm not sure fruit juice is considered a clear liquid, or if honey is allowed.<br><br>
Does your doctor know you don't do sugar? Can you sub diet drinks or water? Once you start the bowel prep there is the possiblity of dehydration. I have done this 5 times, and always drink a LOT and still have ended up dehydrated sometimes. It's really important to keep yourself hydrated.<br><br>
Good luck with your prep and your surgery.<br><br>
libba, same to you, too.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s
 

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I was going to suggest a fattier broth too; something that will give you more calories and stay with you a bit longer.<br><br>
Decaf coffee, sweetened with honey, frozen, and chopped into a slush... could be really yummy!<br><br>
Can you do seltzer?
 

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Okay, what about jello?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/neg.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="negative">t's sort of clear, and basically sugar and water. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> Poor you!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 
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