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Old 07-31-2019, 10:04 AM
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Actually I get to go swimming with my friend this afternoon for a bit then at 3pm, it goes down!

Just looking at that jug of powder wants to make me gag but I'm going to have a positive attitude and try to remember at this time tomorrow, everything will be done!

By the way, this is my first time having the procedure.


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Old 07-31-2019, 10:16 AM
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Make sure to get a really great breakfast/lunch afterwards. It will give you something to look forward to.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:32 AM
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Good luck. I had mine 3 weeks ago. It seems each dr has a different prep. Mine was really easy. One word of advice. STAY CLOSE TO A TOILET...THERE MAY BE NO WARNING
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:25 AM
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Sounds eerily familiar. I had my second one last summer, and it was the jug of powder.

Actually I found it a little easier than my first one that involved Gatorade, Fleet, and other stuff. I really cannot stand Gatorade. I found myself actually gagging and I went to the appt admitting I could not get that last quart of Gatorade down.

Last summer my pharmacist gave me a GREAT idea to help get it down: use a smoothie type of straw and place the straw farther back in your mouth. It helps to bypass most of your tastebuds. And it really did help! I will take the jug of powder over Gatorade any day.

Good luck - you can do this!
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:26 PM
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I had my second colonoscopy last year. If you give yourself a little treat, it may help you tonight as you prep. Each time I set myself up with a special treat. The first time I treated myself to a pedicure. The second time I got a massage and bought a new dress!
Oh... and stay close to the bathroom!


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Old 07-31-2019, 02:31 PM
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Drink plenty of water after the procedure.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:35 PM
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Everybody has to do this. It is really not so bad. Do not eat much the two days before and it is way easier. Not a lot of fiber for at least a week. This helps tremendously. You will be fine.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:54 PM
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I had my 2nd one a few weeks ago. It's MUCH better than it used to be! I mixed the powder with white Gatorade and it wasn't bad at all! I used a straw to make it easier, too.
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:14 PM
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God bless you!!

and Beach Glass- great advice ! Thanks!
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:49 PM
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I wish you well with your prep.

I had one about 3 years ago to rule out an issue. I have a lot of anxiety about vomiting, so I made the build-up to my prep worse than necessary. I really didn't have any trouble aside from being hangry. I was so worried about feeling ill from the drink I didn't pause to think about feeling unwell due to lack of eating. I drank a lot of gatorade, water, and ate popsicles. I didn't experience any nausea nor did I have any difficulty getting the drink down.

When I was waking up from my procedure I was in a little curtained area and my husband was sitting at the foot of my bed working on his laptop. I don't remember saying it, but apparently I insisted he come over to my bed so I could make sure it was really him. I said, "Lean down here and let me touch your beard, I can't see clearly." He obliged and my vision finally focused and I could tell it was actually my husband and not an imposter.


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Old 07-31-2019, 05:41 PM
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Good luck tomorrow! I hope you are planning for a nice breakfast or lunch afterwards tomorrow!

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Old 07-31-2019, 07:53 PM
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Good luck. You've gotten lots of good advice. I'll just add chug the jug, and I suggest you just plan to stay IN the bathroom.
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:48 AM
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I had one a few weeks ago. The prep was the worst part! I hated the taste (my prep was liquid) and the potty and I became close friends for the night.

Good luck to you and I wish you a no polyp day
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:23 AM
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Hope all goes well.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:38 PM
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Kakluv, Thought of you today. How did the colonoscopy go? Hope the prep went smoothly.
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