I met with the surgeon that is going to do the bowel resection. I was expecting a prep similar to a colonoscopy, but no. He said just a liquid diet and that I would be on soft foods before I left the hospital. I thought that they would not want me to eat so to not irritate the area where they stapled me back together. I guess he knows what he is doing, since he went to med school and my medical training consists of the Biology class I took in high school.