Hi Everyone again,
I have finally made it out of the bathroom. I entered it at 12:30 noonish earlier today and have some hints on maybe how to make it through this part.
First of all, make sure you have plenty of water, gatorade, anything liquid to rehydrate yourself HANDY
. My mother needed to go babysit my nephew, and so I was home alone. I had 12 water bottles and marked them with a marker 1-12 on the lids. I brought 3 bottles into the bathroom at a time. And, once I downed the first Phospho-Soda solution, within 30 minutes the stomach started rumbling and then the flood-gates opened.
DO NOT use wet ones or any other kind of prewetted material in a box, as they almost all have alcohol on them (can I say OUCH)
, they will burn you after the second round of solution. I started wiping after every episode, and in no time I was raw...my advice...ONLY PAT
as you go.
Have some hard-candy handy, your mouth gets dry. WEIRD, I know, but it did.
DRINK LOTS OF LIQUIDS...basically, drink MORE than you are losing. I thought I would never be able to drink and pee so much in my whole life.
Bring a book, and get used to sitting for long periods.
I Got up in between episodes and went downstairs to refill drinks, or make more Phospho-Soda Solution, and sometimes have a cigarette. But BE CAREFUL, when you need to go, it will be imediately if NOT SOONER.
Also, have a cold, wet washcloth to wipe your forehead, or hang it behind your neck, to cool off.
I actually laid down for a few minutes, between my two Phospho-Soda solutions I had to take at 12:00 and 2:00.
The first one wasn't so bad, you don't have to do anything but sit there. In fact, I was rather amused at the fact that the stuff was just running through me, and I didn't need to push or anything.
The second session was not so much fun, and by the end of it, I wanted to cry, but because only my cats could hear me, I just gave in to the pain, and somehow made it through it.
It wasn't fun, but I am now sitting in front of the PC and going to finish this, so I can pack my overnight/hospital bag.
If I think of anything else, I'll let you all know.
It wasn't so bad, and I know I am definately cleaned out for tomorrow.
Good luck everyone, and I'll come back later after I have my princess-bag packed.