Thursday, October 1, 2009


I didn't know what to expect. There were a lot of screaming matches between Pat and I last night over him sneaking food, and there were LOTS of tears this morning before the procedure actually occurred, but really, it was all in vain!

There are many different prep treatments for a colonoscopy. I would advise you all heavily to ask your GI doctor about the ALL PILL TREATMENT that I didn't know what available until yesterday when I already had my 4L container of VILE, disgusting, gross, disgusting cherry flavored salt water. It literally goes right through you. I thought I would be a champ because I have been having so many issues lately, so what's one more day in the bathroom. NO CIGAR, I was terrible, my butt burned, and I couldn't sleep because the growling of my stomach was keeping me awake!

However, the procedure itself, you don't even remember. They ask you to roll on your left side, stick some medication in and next thing you know Pat is talking to you as if you have been talking for 20 minutes. You can race out of there and eat (OK, that's a little dramatic, but I was able to walk into AJ's and get my sandwich)! The drugs they give you are an amnesiac and sedative (Versed and Fentanyl), so I would be talking, and completely forget what I was talking about. OR, I would tell Pat something, and you could just tell by the look on his face that I had told him 20 times!!!

Overall, the nurse saw me and KNEW that it was my first time, and now I get it. Once you have done it, you know there is absolutely NOTHING to be scared of. . .EXCEPT THE PREPARATION THE DAY BEFORE!!!!!

Colonoscopy is a misspelled word according to spell check! I really wish someone would fix that!