Just to save you the grief I went through…
Aside from no food or liquids past midnight (insert theme from Gremlins here) they also wanted a laxative treatment 2 days before surgery. Their approach is 60 ml (1/4 cup to save you some work) of Magnesium Citrate in about 8 oz of water. If you get no results in 3 hours >> Repeat. Since for me this was on a Saturday and we had the entire extended family over, I decided to postpone the fun and games until they left.
So at 8 pm I took the 1st dose.
Nada. Zip. Nothing…
11 pm Rinse and repeat. – and go to bed.
Next morning – No Change.
Drink the rest of the bottle quick around 4 am.
NOW we’re getting somewhere.
And my guts continue to gurgle the entire day – and the next day all the way to the hospital.
I don’t think that was the best approach and I’m not recommending it to you.