Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tomorrow is my 'procedure'....

A colonoscopy is an internal examination of the colon (large intestine) and rectum, using an instrument called a colonoscope.

I'm at the age where every time I see a doctor I'm asked if I've had a colonoscopy.  I say no I haven't and the exam proceeds.  My new doctor has a way with patients like me, though.  After finding out that I have not had one yet at 53, he went ahead and gave my name and number to a gastrointestinal doctor.  And wouldn't you know, not a week passed before I received a call from his nurse.  Now I'm in the prep time and just finished my first dose of yuck.  Magnesium Citrate at first taste is ok.  It's lemon favored, but the last half was so sickeningly sweet that I gagged.  I downed the last four swallows and have washed it down with 8 ounces of water mixed with some apple juice.  Now I wait.  My next dosage will be miraLAX powder mixed with Gadorade. I'll need to drink 32 ounces at 6pm and then again at 9pm. 

I think the worst thing about this is not eating.  I don't usually crave food, but right about now, I'm craving a filet mignon.  

The cool thing about this, I'm told, is that you get to see inside yourself.  How cool is that???!!


ChattyCathy said...

Procedure over...went well. First IV start was too painful, so they brought in the experienced IV guy. He was funny. The anesthesist was in her 70s and very nice. The doc was nice too.

They removed a pallop. I was out and it was over as soon as it started.

Now, breakfast!

Holly said...

gross! glad you're ok!

ChattyCathy said...

I'm okay. All went well. :-)