I took golytely for prep before hernia surgery. The CO2 gas from the laporoscopic surgery is causing a lot of pain now, but there has been no bowel movement either. It is 2 days after surgery, and I'm drinking a lot of tea (black, green, white, herbal) to get things started again, with little solid food. It's hard to know if I'm constipated (seems unlikely) or it's normal to be days until system returns to normal.