Today is: Clear Liquid Diet Day!

United States
September 2, 2008 10:08am CST
Some of you already know that I am Have been having stomuch pains for a while now so I am, having a Colonoscopy/Lower GI Endoscopy test tomorrow. ( 08/03/08 ) So for today I have do do clear liquids only. I have to drink a whole Gallon of this Clear stuff. 1 8 once cup every 10 mintues till the whole Gallon is gone.. This will be torture. I can't drink anything that fast. So have you ever had a Colonoscopy? Do you know how important it is to get one? They say that if you over 50 you should get one every 2-3 years.
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8 responses
• United States
5 Sep 08
I guess I am not at the stage in life. Although my son has had one before. I remember he had to drink all that too. It was terrible. I felt so sorry for him.
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• United States
5 Sep 08
Well I am not really at that stag with either I guess! I have been having stomuch pains, that is way I had to go through all this.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
2 Sep 08
My mom had one earlier this year. She had to drink a 64 ounce thing of Gatorade with a 2 week supply of Miralax mixed in. She had to drink 8 ounces every 30 minutes for 4 hours. She had a hard time doing it too. Yours seems so much worse.
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• United States
2 Sep 08
Yes mine seems worst to me too. I am dreading the drinking part the most right now.. the idea is not sitting well with my tummy. HopefullY time will fly, and all will be just fine!
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I did have a colonoscopy last year and drinking that "junk" was quite an interesting experience. Will be due for another one in about 3 years. Didn't have any major problems so that was a good thing. How did your test turn out?
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• United States
10 Sep 08
My test turned out just fine. I am not to have another one for like 10 years!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
10 Sep 08
Great news. I am due again in about 3 yrs. I did have polyps but they were removed and all is ok.
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• United States
10 Sep 08
So glad to hear that your doing fine!
@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Good luck with that. I hope you don't have hemmorhoids at the moment, lol. Let us know how it turns out.
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• United States
2 Sep 08
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• United States
2 Sep 08
i hope that no one is having this problem.. 4 days is a long time.
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• United States
2 Sep 08
Unfortunatly I've had a problem with hemmorhoids since my youngest was born, about 8 months ago. So that is the only thing on my mind right now because it constantly hurts. Sorry for bringing it up, lol.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
10 Sep 08
one of ny friends had it and they said it was pretty cool.except the restrictions.her colon was not clear the first time and the doctors had to repeat the procedure the next day.
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• United States
10 Sep 08
I was so affraid that I would have to repeat it.. I am so glad that I did not have too.
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@AmbiePam (50446)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I've had an endoscopy, but I didn't have to drink that stuff, I just had to not eat for a day. My dad on the other hand has had a colonoscopy and I remember how much he hated drinking that stuff. He said it was one of the nastiest things he had ever had. My sister had to do it once too and she was none too happy with it either. I've yet to have a colonoscopy, and I hope I don't have to for decades to come!
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• United States
5 Sep 08
I hear ya. I had it done though, and they said I am ok,, I do not have to get another one for like 10 years!
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@GardenGerty (105453)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I know it is important, but I am resisting it. I know about the colon prep. If hubby would go, I would too, though. There is a history of colon cancer in his family. I guess you are going to have to use myLot to take your mind off of the yucky stuff.
• United States
2 Sep 08
I am not sure how much I will be able to be one MYLot, but if I can I will,, Yes I am thinking that thee will be lots of icky stuff going on. Hopefully I will not have to do this again very soon.
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@Angel3yes (455)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Over 50??!!?? If you don't have to start these until you are over 50, then I want every one of you to start thanking your lucky stars. I started having to have them when I was nineteen because I was having so many GI problems, they found out I have Crohn's Disease so I should have one every four years now. I've already had two. I drank that stuff for the first but for the second, I didn't have to have any preperation. (It wasn't as pleasant as it sounds, the lack of prep was because I hadn't been able to keep anything down for a week so I didn't have anything in my system at all to flush out) Both of the colonoscopy's, I woke up in the middle of. The first one wasn't bad because I was so doped and I got to watch the whole procedure on the screen in front of me (which was bizarre because the cut a polyp out and then dropped it). The second one was noticeably different because I had so much swelling and pain that I came out and just remember screaming while my doctor held my hand. They had to sedate me more. A word to anyone having this done, it isn't normal for that to happen. I have extremely low blood pressure so the sedation couldn't be too high and due to all the previous pain, I reacted much differently. It is usually a very routine procedure.