Monday, May 12, 2008
The tablet prep
Talk about impatient. I decided to start the "prep" for my colonoscopy an hour early. I really didn't want to be up at midnight taking pills. Let me back up. I have to start by taking 4 pills (HUGE in size) every fifteen minutes for a total of 20 pills. Then I wait 6 hours and take the remaining---4 per 15 minutes total of 12. Then I finish off by taking 2 tiny pills--stool softener. Now, honestly. Do we really need those last 2? They look like the size of a pin head compared to the Osmoprep pills.
The 2nd pill went down sideways and I gagged and choked. Great. Nothing to eat all day and the first solid I try to swallow feels like a watermelon.
You know, I have decided that my friends, while patting me on the back and bringing my family dinner, have the attitude "Better you than me, sister." What's more, I would feel the EXACT same way if I were them!! Hey, it's like being the first in your group to go through labor. You get to regale everyone with "It wasn't that bad!!!!", when you know you would rather have had a colonoscopy! I mean....Don't worry. I won't give all the gory details...But I better come home with photos of a CLEAN intestinal tract to show for all of this, I'll tell you right now!!!