Colonoscopy Prep

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    Going in for it on Friday.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    It's not that bad. They knock you out and you don't even know they were in there.

    The worst part is the fleet enima the night before. Get ready to spend a lot of time on the bowl.
     
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    The procedure itself is no problem. You'll be unconscious. The problem with colonoscopy is the prep, which I despise!

    I've had colon cancer surgery and I am prone to polyps, so I have a colonoscopy every year. Different GI specialists prefer different preps. My former GI had me drink two full bottles of Citrate of Magnesia, which was like drinking gasoline. My current GI has me mix a full bottle of Miralax into two quarts of GatorAde and drink it all over the day before the procedure, which I believe to be what slowly drowning is like.

    Whichever prep your GI assigns, once you get started I recommend you not remove yourself more than 30 (running) paces from a toilet.
     
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    eat light on Weds and go liquid Thurs and the shitting part the day before aint that bad......the procedure aint no big deal and its worth getting it done.....the guys with the attitude of "no one is going to shove anything up my ass"......are the guys who may find out how stupid they were....after they get the Cancer.....
     
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    I had it done about 3 yrs ago...i need to make an appointment for another :(
    Ya, the procedure is nothing. It's the drinking that CRAP the night before!! Actually, I only got about 1/2 way through it and just could NOT drink any more! It seemed to work ok....
     
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    Yes, the actual procedure is a breeze…

    The prep, however, is assigned its own circle in Hell.
     
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    I got the Miralax.

    Thanks for the replies.

    How about acceptable non-solids for Thursday? Any ideas besides Gatorade, jello and ice pops?
     
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    its only one day LL.....its tough.....but Friday after your done..... grab a nice Ribeye.....:eusa_angel:
     
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    And pray you don't get a perforated intestine...resulting in a blood clot which can fell you (instadead) in your shower a couple of days later.

    Like a guy I know had happen....

    I'll get a colonoscopy when I have symptoms that something is wrong. No colon cancer in my family, thank goodness.
     
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    It's the prep part that blows...
    They knock me out pretty good and I always came
    out of the anesthesia clear headed like it never happened...

    But the night before drinking all that prep stuff sucks...but this is good thing to have done.
     

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