My Mum recently saw a general surgeon. She has piles and has been regularly bleeding, though my Mum has no idea what the blood means. The surgeon confirmed my diagnosis(!), but wants to investigate further. My Mum is to undergo a colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy this coming Thursday, for which she will be sedated. At the same time, they are hoping to "bind" the piles, not wanting to remove them surgically because of her AD. For two days prior to the procedure, my Mum is not allowed any solid food, only clear drinks, soups or jellies. The drinks are no problem; my Mum drinks cranberry juice all the time. I am wondering if any of you can come up with any ideas about the soups, eg any good recipes, or even what clear soups are available, and where from. A quick look round one supermarket today didn't help me. More importantly, are any of you able to enlighten me about your own experiences of these procedures being carried out on your loved ones with AD. I know I'll be able to ask questions of the surgeon beforehand, but wondered if you had any particular thoughts about this. As you can imagine, I am concerned about how my Mum is going to deal with this, and how I am going to deal with my Mum! Many thanks.