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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Prep Day!

The next 24 hours should be lots of fun!


Because at 7:00 AM tomorrow, I will be pulling in to the parking lot of Digestive Health Specialists for my very first colonoscopy!  Oh, the joys of turning 50 - peri-menopause, aching joints, sagging skin, crows feet, the inability to get up from the ground without a lot of effort and an equal amount of grunting, and colonoscopies!

I am currently sipping on peppermint tea because as much as I love coffee, there is no way I am able to drink it without cream.  And I am already looking forward to my lunch of broth with a tasty dessert of  lemon Italian ice.  My mouth is watering already.

And then at 4:00 PM I get to drink 64 ounces of Gatorade mixed with a whole bottle of Miralax and that's when the real fun begins! 

I also apparently get to set my alarm for 3:30 AM to make sure I wake up and drink a whole bottle of magnesium citrate.  I got the lemon flavored in case you were wondering.  Sarah and I decided that would be less disgusting that the cherry and grape flavors Walgreens also had to offer.

I am less concerned with the process of getting the actual colonoscopy since I'll be asleep for it than I am of being hungry this entire day.  I'm trying to focus on a full day of eating tomorrow instead of an entire day of not eating today because Dan and I will be going out for brunch after the procedure AND we are doing our traditional end of year dinner at Tokyo Japanese restaurant tomorrow night with the family.  It's nice to have something to look forward to.


Madeline said...

Well report back if Lemon was in fact not disgusting. I'll take notes for when I get to that point. I will be praying for you today and tomorrow! Hope everything goes well! Enjoy your traditional end of school dinner, I love your tradition!

Anonymous said...

100% TMI, but I wish someone had told me before my first colonoscopy: If you have sensitive skin and sometimes get burning with diarrhea, also grab some vaseline or A&D ointment and apply generously in/to the areas which sometimes burn, ahead of time and repeating on each stop.

But! It ends! So there is that. :-)

Billie Jo said...

I know exactly what you are going through!
It is the idea of not being able to eat, right???
The prep wasn't as bad as I thought.
Hope you are doing ok.
And it will be over soon!
How did we get to 50 so quickly?!?!?!

Mari said...

Good luck! I've had one done and the procedure isn't bad, the prep not so fun, but I hear they've made it easier.