This Day......

@marsha32 (6770)
United States
May 24, 2016 9:47am CST
I'm on the nervous side. Tomorrow is my colonoscopy. Everyone says it's today's prep that is the worst and that the actual procedure is a breeze. No food today, only a liquid diet....and nothing red. I had lime jello for breakfast. I can't drink my Dr Pepper since it's dark, but lucky for me the Friday Freebie last Friday at Dillon's was a 2 ltr of Mist Twst soda. So, I can still have some soda today. My daughter was supposed to buy some ice pops but she didn't get that done and now won't be home until after 6 pm from work :( We are heading out for Bible study in a bit. We aren't sure if this is our last week for it before we take a summer break or if we will meet again next Tuesday. We've been studying Proverbs and I will continue that on my own once we break. There are Tuesdays that I miss because of sewing club and then Tuesdays that we leave early for ladies lunch. We have to take Willo and Jacob with us since they are out of school. I guess how much I am online and working today depends on that bathroom time....or if I even feel like sitting here at my computer. If nothing else at least I do have my 2 tablets that I can take in to the bedroom with me. My laptop I can't because the wi-fi chip is out :( Keep me and my nervousness in your thoughts!
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• United States
24 May 16
I've had a colonoscopy twice. The prep is the worse. I no longer can drink Gatorade. Gags me.
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• Greece
24 May 16
When I had one it was such a 'breeze' that I thought it had not been done. I even told the nurse this when she said I could get dressed! A pap scan or a mammogram is much worse.
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@marsha32 (6770)
• United States
24 May 16
I do not like Gatorade to begin with. They gave the option of mixing the Miralax with apple juice so that is what I am doing.
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• United States
24 May 16
@marsha32 I am getting grossed out just thinking about the prep. I wouldn't be able to drink that much apple juice. Not a favorite either.
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
24 May 16
I have had a flex sigmoidoscopy and I was awake when they did that and it was so painful. I think they put you out for the full colonoscopy though which is a bonus for you :-) The only prepping I had to do was 2 fleet enemas which was not pleasant at all but compared to the procedure it was cake. I wish you good luck
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@marsha32 (6770)
• United States
24 May 16
that sounds like a pretty different procedure? Everyone has told me that the prep is so much worse and the procedure is a breeze. Prep hasn't been near as awful as I feared it would be. I'm just hoping fr normal results tomorrow.
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
25 May 16
@marsha32 Yeah I didnt go for the full colonoscopy just partial and they dont knock you out, I felt every turn the scope was making through my bowels and I could see what they were seeing on a TV which was cool and bad at the same time because mine was not normal, it was one of the worst experiences of my life probably top 5
@marsha32 (6770)
• United States
25 May 16
@Castlerock34 I could feel it with the sleepy anesthesia that they give....I complained so much about the pain that they didn't finish.
@LadyDuck (131416)
• Switzerland
24 May 16
My husband had a colonoscopy and I remember he had a list of allowed food and banned food to follow for 3 days, but he was allowed to eat the day before. Only white meat, no fruits or veggies until noon and only liquids in the afternoon.
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@marsha32 (6770)
• United States
24 May 16
My mom says they have really changed the prep since she had her last one 5 years ago.
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@LadyDuck (131416)
• Switzerland
25 May 16
@marsha32 My husband had his one two months ago.
@boiboing (12261)
• Northampton, England
24 May 16
Good luck with your procedure.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
24 May 16
It won't be all that bad once the procedure is over, I will keep you in my thoughts.
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@GardenGerty (93699)
• Marion, Kansas
25 May 16
Definitely thinking of you and I hope all is well.