Long story short, on March 27th I'm having an endostomy takedown. I was under the impression that I would have to drink a bowel prep or start antibiotics before the surgery. However, when I asked the doctor's nurse about this, he told me that I did not have to have any of that before the operation, just follow the instructions on the pre-op sheet, like nothing after midnight, etc. Has anybody had this done? Can you enlighten me on why I would not have to have that done to clean my intestines so no stool leaks out while he's reconnecting? Or am I just freaking out for no reason? I have anxieties, this isn't helping. I need help, please. It would help a great deal.