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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Well, Wasn't THAT Fun!?!?!!!!

I won't be nominated for colonoscopy patient of the year, I'm afraid. I have to admit, though, the prep IS the worst part of the whole procedure. That's no lie. Now, if you don't like talking or thinking about bodily functions, don't continue to read this entry! :) This is one time you'll be glad there are no pictures to post!

As I shared yesterday, I started the prep for the colonoscopy in the afternoon with a couple of tablets taken to get things “started.” Not a problem; I can swallow pills better than anyone! Then, three hours later I began drinking the crud that finishes the “cleansing” process. And this is where the evening went downhill, quickly.

The deal is you have to drink an 8 ounce glass of the crud every 10 to 15 minutes until it's all gone. Now, there's enough crud to drink for about 7 to 8 glasses!!! Do you know how much liquid that is??? It's a lot, let me tell you. I was a good girl. I even put on the timer so that I would know when 15 minutes was up. The first 4 glasses went down okay. The fifth took a bit longer. I don't think I've ever had that much liquid in me at one time in my life. I was halfway through the sixth glass when it happened . . .

(Gross out alert!!)

I threw it ALL up!!!!!!!!!!!!

I started crying. I figured I had blown it big time. The point of drinking all the crud is the clean out your system; hence, if you don't drink all the crud, your system won't get cleaned out. Well, I had another glass and a half to drink, so I did. I couldn't even call the doctor 'cause it was at night. So, I figured I'd go for the procedure, tell them what happened and let them decide whether or not to go ahead with it.

Fast forward to this morning. We got to the office about 7:30, I told them what happened. They asked some gross questions and decided to go for it. (I was kinda glad 'cause it would be over!) I was still a little anxious about the whole thing since I'm such a control freak and don't like the unknown. But, the nurses were great, the doctor very nice and, yes, just as promised, I didn't know a thing! They gave me some anesthesia and one minute I was talking with the nurse anesthetist and the next minute I was waking up being told it was over. YAY!

The doc said everything was fine and I didn't have to do this again for 10 years. And you better believe that I'm not drinking the crud again!! I'll drink half of it, but never again will I try to drink all of it. Yuck.

That's it for today. I'm not doing anything the rest of the day. For those of you who read this entire post, you'll receive a gift in the mail in about 3 weeks. No, not really, just playing with you. :) But, I am impressed.

Until the next time . . .


  1. I almost threw mine up too. I had to slow way down for the last few glasses of stuff. It really is nasty stuff. There are a couple of different types but they are all bad!

  2. You are one brave lady. I am NOT looking forward to getting old. You're what, 35? Don't you have to start those things when you turn 35?

  3. Aren't you glad that is over for the next 5 years or so...

    As, I rembember, it is not a fun experience...and I too threw up all that wonderful drink they are so anxious for you to enjoy.

    I was trilled to see that you have visited and enjoy our blog. And, I am trilled to get to meet you guys in the world of blogging. We too will be keeping up with you and your travels and maybe we will meet on the road sometime.

    Safe travels to you both.