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    Is There Anything More Unpleasant Than...

    prepping for a colonoscopy? Six down, two more 8 oz. glasses to go of the vile gallon jug of the cleaning fluid. It's not so much that it tastes THAT bad, it's just so godd**** much of it! To drink 64 oz. in the space of a little over an hour...
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    I think an ultrasound is worse, because you have to hold all that fluid in.

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    Diverticulitis with a bowel resection involving a temporary colostomy.

    You do not want this.

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    No one ever said Yahoo! I am prepping for a Colonoscopy! Hopefully you won't have to do this again for 10 years.

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    I'm on the 5 year plan due to polyps they found last time.

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    I have never done the entire prep. I just can't swallow that much stuff. I eat light the couple of days before and do half with my fingers crossed for the end result they are looking for. I do fess up and so far have been told everything is A-OK.

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    When your watery stool is clear you can stop drinking the prep. All inpatient orders are written this way.

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    oh dear, so far I haven't needed one. However my daughter had a deformity in her colon and we went through weeks of trying to figure it out before she had surgery. She was already a tiny 10 year old. The whole thing, liquid diet, barium from the top end, and then the bottom end, lots of tests. Finally in surgery they found a duplication in her colon. She has not needed anything since, including during her pregnancy, but it was horrible to put a child through all that.

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    Extremely unpleasant, but I've always worked on the assumption that I was going through the process to potentially avoid something much more unpleasant. I'm on the 5-year plan as well, and cannot quite make it through all that prep liquid but come close enough.

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    Ugh...I don't remember the prep being this awful the two times I've had this before. I've been awake since 2:45 am. I think my body is not processing the prep solution very "smoothly", so much gastric distress, still after all these hours. I started this process at 4pm yesterday. The procedure is at 10am and I have have to be there by 9:00.

    Okay, deep breathe, I have to drink some more of this stuff because I'm still not all the way in the clear (sorry if it is TMI). It's just a long lonely time of being by myself for all these hours feeling crappy (I guess the pun is intended)! And it is cold and rainy and miserable outside.

    My "new-ish" boyfriend is taking me, what a sweetheart. This will be the first time he has seen me at not my best.

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