This post is kinda gross. Sorry it’s right in front of a food post but be thankful there are no pictures.
I leave in a bit less than an hour to drive about 1 mile to the hospital where I’ll have my colonoscopy. While none of this rates up there real high on my fun scale, my previous preps for the procedure involved drinking the liquid . . which I barely was able to get down and once I didn’t even drink it all and prayed it was good enough!
This time, I was given pills. Yes, there are 40 of them! 20 were taken yesterday, in increments of 3 and then last time I took 2. This morning at 4 a.m., I began taking the last 20 pills. It was a piece of cake . . except I can’t swallow pills. Even with them broken in half, I could usually get the first half down and the 5 remaining halves had to be chewed. That still was better than drinking that nasty liquid stuff.
And, the . . how do I say it . . the “results” of the prep . . wasn’t bad! I slept all night, finished taking the second batch of bills at 5:30 a.m. and by 6:30, I felt it was safe to go back to bed. Slept like a rock til the alarm went off at 8:30!
While none of this is what you were hoping to read on my blog this morning, I’m sharing it simply to tell you that if you need a colonoscopy, get the pills and it’s a piece of cake! Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a piece of cake or a fat, juicy cinnamon roll!
Seriously, the prep wasn’t bad. A colonoscopy can save your life!
The holidays are coming up. Give yourself a gift. If you haven’t had your mammogram this year or if your doctor has recommended a colonoscopy and you haven’t done it, please call this week and get that scheduled.