Piles, colonoscopy and clear soup!

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by CHESS, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. andrear

    andrear Registered User

    Feb 13, 2008
    402
    Yorkshire
    Dear Chess

    Hope your mum is on the mend and in particularly that you are OK.
    Your mum should feel much better in herself in a few days time. I'd keep an eye on her diet for a while yet, but when Jon had his piles dealt with a few years ago, we were recommended to keep off any form of white bread, pasta etc. And now we use high fibre bread which many supermarkets now stock. He also takes porridge, all bran flakes etc. And I have to say it has really made a big difference. We have a good diet usually, until my blipps!!, and have lots of fresh fruit and veg. He was also told to have more water, not really cold though, and not to think that he was drinking lots of water, just because he drank lots of coffee!
    The changes in his diet over the last 2 years has been fantastic.
    Love Andrea

    ps. don't forget about YOU in all this. Take extra care of yourselve/
    A
     
  2. madala

    madala Registered User

    Aug 15, 2006
    24
    south wales
    colonoscopy

    Hello Chess
    I can only pass on my experience with my wife Kath who has alaheimers, had the procedures a couple of weeks ago .she had 3, mouth ,stomma & bottom ,the food part was ok as it was a 24 hr fast but getting her to drink the 4 sachets was more difficult and controlling the bag output was difficult .On the day it went quite well ,the surgeon and nursing staff were very good they asked me to stay with her throuout the whole procedure to keep her calm even thuogh she was sedated .It went very well and we were on our way home after 5 hours.
    As far as food and drink was concerned I able to get by with water and clear juices such as peppermint
    I hope all goes well for you both and good luck
    MADALA :)
     
  3. madala

    madala Registered User

    Aug 15, 2006
    24
    south wales
    Hello Chess
    I seem to be a bit late giving advice .Glad everything seems to be going ok .And hope the final result is good look after yourself you are the important person.
    MADALA
     
  4. CHESS

    CHESS Registered User

    May 14, 2006
    136
    LANCS.
    Thanks

    Thanks, again, to you all for your advice and concern.

    Madala,

    No problem! I often miss some of the posts myself. Can't imagine where our minds are to make us do this!

    My Mum had more of a "normal" day today, with none of her distressing episodes.

    Best wishes to you all.
    Lovexx
     
  5. Auntiep

    Auntiep Registered User

    Apr 14, 2008
    230
    Midlands
    Endoscopy

    Thanks for posting this Chess (sorry if I've got you're name wrong). My Mum has to have an endoscopy, so I can share in some of the advice given.

    I'm glad you're Mum is feeling better now, and that God was obviously watching over your Mum by providing you with a surgeon from Church :)

    Take Care

    P xx
     
  6. CHESS

    CHESS Registered User

    May 14, 2006
    136
    LANCS.
    Dear Auntiep,

    Glad we've been of help. Hope everything goes well with your Mum. Please let us know how she gets on.

    Best wishes.x
     
  7. daisylady22

    daisylady22 Registered User

    Jan 10, 2013
    1
    hi, which soup?

    Iam sure that chicken noodle soup is okay, or consomme soup.. Iam up against the same problem my self today and tommorrow..
     
  8. Butter

    Butter Registered User

    Jan 19, 2012
    6,738
    NeverNeverLand
    My husband has had colonoscopies for years.

    You do not say whether your mum will be admitted or an outpatient.

    The preparation is not easy even if you are well. All tinned consommes are fine. Tea with no milk is fine. Fruit teas - fine.

    But protect your mum's bed and mattress. Even if she is usually continent.

    Ask for maximum sedation for the procedure. It is not pleasant.

    She will feel rough afterwards. There is usually cramp and wind and some bruising and 'discomfort' for two or three days. The older you are, the harder it is.
     

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