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The joys of bowel prep--HA! The joys of bowel prep--HA!

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Unread 05-07-2006, 08:14 AM
The joys of bowel prep--HA!

Bowel prep day. Yeehawww! NOT!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, this phospho-soda is AWFUL! And I do mean AWFUL! Here, let me put it into perspective for you . . .

For some reason many foods with seeds in them make me gag. (Yes, that's right . . . you're getting the TMI version. Deal with it because this Hystersister is agnoizing over every sip of this crappy morning cocktail. LOL!) So, anyway, cucumbers are the WORST. In fact, they make me hurl immediately after a hearty onset of stomach-wrenching gags. Ahhhh . . . sooooo . . . this phospo-soda cocktail is so bad that I'd rather have an entire cucumber than have to take one more sip of this blessed thing. You get my drift??? ROFL! (The worst thing? I have to drink this **** stuff AGAIN this afternoon! No, I'm not chittin' ya!)

It's already started doing it's job, and I'm 2/3 finished drinking the morning dosage. The upside? It reiterates that by this time tomorrow morning I'll be in surgery!

Anyone else doing a bowel prep today?

Maxine
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Unread 05-07-2006, 08:29 AM
The joys of bowel prep--HA!

i'm sorry you are having a hard time getting your prep down. i'll be thinking and praying for you tomorrow! {{{hugs}}}
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Unread 05-07-2006, 08:35 AM
The joys of bowel prep--HA!

Thank you! I've about1/4 cup left to drink. (I mixed it with 1/4 cup apple juice and 8oz water.) I drink three sips and follow it up with three sips of plain water. Soon I'll have the first round in me. It's already started doing its job. LOL!
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Unread 05-07-2006, 09:22 AM
The joys of bowel prep--HA!

Maxine,
Isn't bowel prep just a wonderful thing... NOT! I sympathize with you. I had mine LAST sunday and it was no fun. I hope all goes well for you tomorrow (my original date was the 8th but they moved me up a week). See you on the other side, it is DEFINATELY greener over here
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Unread 05-07-2006, 10:24 AM
The joys of bowel prep--HA!

Maxine,
I feel your pain. Mine will be tomorrow. I have to drink the same yuky stuff, but only once...Thank God. I don't have to do mine until 6:00 pm, but have to be on clear liquids after 12:00 pm. The doctor said it is very nasty & tough for some people to keep down. I guess it will do the job from one end or another. I'm thinking about you!! Good luck tomorrow! Prayers....
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Unread 05-07-2006, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Leapyear4
Maxine,
I feel your pain. Mine will be tomorrow. I have to drink the same yuky stuff, but only once...Thank God. I don't have to do mine until 6:00 pm, but have to be on clear liquids after 12:00 pm. The doctor said it is very nasty & tough for some people to keep down. I guess it will do the job from one end or another. I'm thinking about you!! Good luck tomorrow! Prayers....
SueZQ ~ Fortunately the "stuff" stayed down. The awful thing is that it's finally starting to do its job complete with colon spasms, and I have to head to the plastic surgeon's office for a 1:00 pm appointment to have my abdomen marked. He does know I'm doing a bowel prep today and was empathetic. It should prove to be an interesting day. LOL!
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Unread 05-07-2006, 12:57 PM
The joys of bowel prep--HA!

Boy, do I know what you mean about that nasty stuff you have to drink. Luckily, my DR was sympathetic and to make it easier to take, told me to mix the bottle with only 4 oz of water and drink it as fast as I could, almost like a shot. I still had to hold my nose and fight the urge to bring it right back up, but I managed to hold it. I only had to do the one bottle, so it could have been much worse, I'm sure!
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Unread 05-07-2006, 03:00 PM
The joys of bowel prep--HA!

Just chug it down. Sipping it only make it worse..

With that said I sympathize with you. I can barely read about someone having to drink that stuff w/o hurling myself! I can actually taste it...ack!

Good luck tomorrow
diana
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Unread 05-07-2006, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dg2901
Just chug it down. Sipping it only make it worse..

Good luck tomorrow
diana
Would that I could, I'm not able to because I've had gastric bypass. No chugging anything! Unfortunately, I have to suffer sipping. In fact, between massive colon spasms and trips to the loo, I'm still consuming my second round of this nasty stuff. Yum! NOT! LOL!
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Unread 05-07-2006, 04:48 PM
The joys of bowel prep--HA!

Oh, I feel so for you! I drank that horrid stuff in strained lemonade and just the thought of lemonade now makes me want to ! A tip I learned for my third bottle (I had already tried lemonade with one, gatorade with the other) was to put it in the freezer. It won't freeze because of all the salt but the colder it is, the easier it goes down.

Best wishes to you!
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