SOOOO - last night Mike and I stopped at Walgreens on the way home from dinner. (He's still indulging me so I asked to go to sushi last night ... and I ordered dessert, Mochi ice cream. Yum!) The nurse said that it would be a good idea if I started taking a laxative a day or so before surgery so it has time to impact my system, and then to continue taking it for a few days after surgery. She said that all the narcotics you're given can cause you to be "backed up" and that people have gone to the ER because they're so doubled over in abdominal pain at the blockage. GREAT. Like I want a trip to the ER to do lord knows what they need to do to clear up that clog! No thanks, I'll pass.