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Golytely (go-lightly)...salty gallon solution...Must drink!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Let's just say that the label is HIGHLY misleading.

This crap tastes like, "Jesus help me" with a side of "Just shoot me".
I must drink this solution prior to my colonoscopy tomorrow afternoon.
Why is it that torture must preceed a solution in the medical world?
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I don't fear the procedure. It's the solution (if you will) that I'm swallowing that's got me in a tizzy! emoticon An entire gallon must be consumed. The WHOLE thing!

Sidebar: I feel so bloated and gassy! Is that my stomach? Oh Lord!

I am sucking on a piece of lime when I come up for air. Wooooo! The aftertaste resembles salty chalk. Yes, salty chalk water. Can I just suck on a piece of burnt rubber between 2 slices of toast? I'm sure that would taste better.

I keep saying to myself, "This is temporary. It won't last much longer. It's all for a good cause."

Then, I drink faster....
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
Long drag (suck)...
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
***Sigh!***
This goes on until I finish the water bottle I poured it in. - - - Psychological method
Any suggestions are welcomed!


Okay! ALL SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOMED AT THIS POINT.
Sorry for yelling.
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CIERAPOET 2/9/2013 11:34AM

    Oh I never had to drink anything as that. I don't think I ever want to. They need to develop something where the taste does not bring as much agony as the issue. I'm sure it can be done but glad you got through that part of it! emoticon
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SPARKLE1908 2/2/2013 9:59PM

    Sorry you had to drink that but its over now...hope you won't have to do it again....sounds horrible!

Let's hope it does what is should so we can focus on your recovery!

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 1/31/2013 10:40PM

    Nothing- I got nothing!!!! All I can do is keep you on my prayer list and let you know that you have me in your corner. You are STRONG, AWESOME & FAB!



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BKLYNDIVA 1/31/2013 1:53AM

    I heard you Soror, I have drank that Barium crap before. Mine was apple flavored, who likes chalky apples. emoticon

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COLUMBINE2 1/30/2013 8:48PM

    My dr developed a "cocktail" which was very palatable! Sounds like he should market that recipe based on the all negative comments.

Hope all went well --- you're wise to DO it now and not put it off!

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JAZZEJR 1/30/2013 5:30PM

    Oh, yeah--It's a memory we don't like being reminded of :) But you'll survive! Just gulp and guzzle.

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WALLAHALLA 1/30/2013 2:15PM

    It isn't just the taste, it is the way that stuff "feels" in your mouth. Been there, done that, enough times that I have tried all 6 available flavors. None of them taste good, and none of them helped. I took mine out and let it warm to room temperature. That helped me tolerate it better.

Hope everything comes out OK.
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MISCHIEFBOI 1/30/2013 11:56AM

    Ms. Sonya,
Tis the next day. You made it!
Well done on keeping your sense of humor during an entirely unpleasant thing.
With all the medical advances, One would think it could at least taste like a chocolate shake.
I hope there is nothing wrong and all comes out *crystal clear* emoticon
Must admit, I have assisted in many of these procedures but never actually undergone one myself. Thank God...err...I mean looking forward to the torture and painful gas one day.
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OBIESMOM2 1/30/2013 9:36AM

    yeah...I have a feeling that's in my near future. I have a very sensitive gag reflex. I didn't make through all of the pre-surgery clean out they gave me when I had my hysterectomy...and it was only a quart!

I've heard they have a pill option. When my time comes, I will have to ask for that. There is no way I can drink a gallon. It's just not possible without me puking.

I hope everything goes well with your procedure. And good for you for doing this! It's unpleasant, but VERY important.

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SEAWILLOW 1/30/2013 8:22AM

    This too shall pass..will be over and your test complete!

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SONGBIRDPAULA 1/30/2013 7:09AM

    emoticon emoticon Howdy! from the DFW area of Texas!

I agree with you.....yuck emoticon .

My mother always told me that...."sometimes we just have to do something anyway."

Besides the "whole thing" gallon, the most important issue is to have a good procedure done in order to check everything out, and not have to repeat it! Think about it that way.

Hope all of your results are as you want them to be.

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

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KAYATLANTA2010 1/30/2013 6:21AM

    Just do what you have to do...your SparkFriends are in your corner!
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Kay

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PATSYB7 1/30/2013 5:42AM

    Yuck, been there done that and now I have to do it every five years, not 10 like my husband. But I am grateful--they found/removed a precancerous polyp. Just think how good you'll feel when it's all said and done. My thoughts are with you today. emoticon

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SLFGOLF 1/30/2013 1:08AM

    So sorry. I always hate the prep more than the procedure. I have those done every 3 years. They've switched me to where I take pills now for the prep. At least its easier going down. The best advice is eat some jello with it. It helps a little with the taste. Good luck with the procedure.

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ADVENTURESEEKER 1/30/2013 12:16AM

    "This crap tastes like, "Jesus help me" with a side of "Just shoot me". "

This made me laugh.out.loud. Hilarious! I need to remember this and use this quote sometime!!
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Oh, and, uh, sucks that you're drinking that heaven-in-a-cup.



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"Doc, what CAN I eat?!?"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"No fruits, veggies, roughage, spicy, or greasy foods..." is the verbiage that keeps ringing in my head every time I attempt to eat.
For those of you who have been keeping up with my progress, I have been diagnosed as formerly having Crohn's disease which was removed from a region of my large and small intestine about 11 years ago. A few weeks later, I was pregnant with my youngest and only son.


Back to my condition...
After yesterday's visit to the GI, I was told that my diagnosis was inaccurate in so many words. The surgeon informed me the summer of 2002 after performing surgery, "You do not have Crohn's...I removed a tumor the size of a small grapefruit in the affected area."

How am I supposed to feel when another doctor says something different?

The intern sitting in the office looked as if I was in denial. Then, as though I wasn't in the room, says to the doctor,"She doesn't know she has Crohn's disease".

I wanted to "go off" on him and knock him into reality with my words. Glad I am such a tolerant woman. Must be all these years of middle school teaching...

So, today was a pain-free day with no pain meds taken.
They make me too drowsy...

Will keep you all updated after my scheduled colonoscopy next week.


Until then...

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Never give up!
"Take care of yourself and each other." ----Jerry Springer

  
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JAZZEJR 1/25/2013 8:52AM

    OMG--Doctors! Maybe you had both?!!! But wouldn't you have had those recent symptoms all along? Well, let's stop playing doctor and wait for the test results. OMG--hope we didn't bring it on by emphasizing all those grains & veggies in our challenge! Glad you're feeling better. emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 1/24/2013 1:09PM

    Praying for you Soror...hopefully they can suggest things to give you a balanced diet...get some rest emoticon

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CIERAPOET 1/24/2013 11:48AM

    Hello My Dear Sister! emoticon

I'm Glad I Just Got Out Of Corporate Prayer And The Presence Of My God Is Still Upon Me....I put a Word In Your Goodie!
Love & Abundant Blessings Upon You!
Deb
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SEAWILLOW 1/24/2013 7:34AM

    You may want to try Ensure Plus or Boost Plus to add nutrients to your diet.
Pizza helps me and I read a milkshake for calcium..

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WALLAHALLA 1/23/2013 11:02PM

    How do you get a well balanced diet with no fruits or veggies?


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LUVGOODMUZIK 1/23/2013 10:03PM

    Sounds like the intern needs a lesson in bedside manner. I hope everything goes well next week..who needs greasy foods anyway? LOL!



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SKEEWEE2MEK 1/23/2013 9:36PM

    I hope it all goes well next week. You handled the situation with class emoticon . Better stock up on baked chicken and toast! What meal plan ideas do you have so far? That list requires some serious creativity!

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***Warning...Explicit Details of My Current Condition***

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Yesterday, when I arrived at work, I felt fine. Arrived with my grande White Chocolate Mocha coffee, had a banana, grape protein smoothie prior,and was prepared for benchmark testing...It hit me like a Mack truck. A sharp pain launched itself inside my abdominal area. I hunched over during testing. I tried to play it off, leaned over as if it was nothing.

Fast forward a few hours later... emoticon
I had 3 bowel movements in a 4 hour time span...NOT GOOD!
Talk about light brown, stinky, stick-to-the-toilet...icky!

I explained to a dear, friend & colleague,"It hurts so bad!" with tears emoticon slowly trickling along the side of my cheek. I barely trudged down the hall after leaving my students in the cafeteria. My colleague told me, "That's it, Sonya. You're going to the hospital. Call your husband and I'll tell (insert principal's name)."

Just LOVE her. she's a true "ride or die" chick! I knew I was in good hands from that moment on.

Moments later, I arrived at the hospital. I was finally seen and treated 2 hours later with a CT scan and given morphine prior to manage the pain. I was instructed to eat soft foods, stay hydrated, and rest. So today I remained home, until filling my Rx emoticon
and scheduled an appointment with a reputable GI. Drowsiness is the side effect...NO driving!
My diagnosis (in my opinion)has to do with past small intestinal issues and blockage from a benign grapefruit-sized tumor which had been removed after 6 months of suffering and being mis-diagnosed as having Crohns disease. This was about 11 years ago.
Let's just say I went from a size 12 to a size 2, hardly able to digest Ensure. Yeah, I was in BAD shape.

I planned to be more explicit, but decided to give just enough details so you get the picture without "getting the picture" if you know what I mean...

Keep me in your prayers! I pray also for an immediate, accurate diagnosis.
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BOMBCHELL23 1/26/2013 11:37AM

    Oh sweetie, there's no way to say this, it sucks. I really hope you begin to feel better. I will be keeping you in my prayers. I hate when I get ill at school, it totally sucks.

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CAMSEDGE 1/22/2013 8:58PM

    Hope you get the proper treatment and follow up care you need to get back on track.

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ANNEMAC5 1/22/2013 1:25PM

    Hope you are feeling a little better, great that you were looked after and taken to the hospital. Hope they find out the cause soon
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STARLIGHT22146 1/22/2013 12:04PM

    so sorry you're not well!! best of luck in finding the right diagnosis!

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FLIPPINFIT08 1/20/2013 7:08PM

    Sending prayers your way emoticon

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JAZZEJR 1/18/2013 11:25PM

    Oh Sonya, I do hope you are not still in pain, and join with Cierapoet in praying of a good, and accurate diagnosis and effective treatment--quickly. I believe it will be done. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUSTANG0421 1/18/2013 6:42PM

    Praying that you feel better soon. Keep us posted on your progress. emoticon

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ELIZABETHDS 1/18/2013 1:15PM

    I am so sorry to hear that you're not feeling well! Take care of yourself and get well soon.

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KTTAYLOR21 1/18/2013 12:44PM

    I will definitely say a prayer for you. I pray that you get an accurate diagnosis and is well soon.

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POMATOJUICE 1/18/2013 9:12AM

    Oh no! That sounds simply awful. Thank goodness you are surrounded by good people. I hope you feel better soon!

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IMSOOZEEQ 1/18/2013 12:57AM

    You are in my prayers! I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well.

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BARCLE 1/18/2013 12:50AM

    Ouch that sounds horrible. Wishing all the very best for you *hugs*

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GODZDESIGN95 1/17/2013 11:58PM

    Prayers going up!

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WALLAHALLA 1/17/2013 10:50PM

    So sorry for your pain. Will pray for your complete healing and restoration to the perfect state of health that our Father intended for you to have.

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SPARKLE1908 1/17/2013 10:13PM

    emoticon Sorry to hear this...praying for a speedy and accurate diagnosis and an even quicker recovery!

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PURPLE180 1/17/2013 9:53PM

    Praying for your speedy recovery. emoticon

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MJREIMERS 1/17/2013 9:38PM

    As a fellow teacher, I'm glad someone told you to go and drove you to the hospital. Teachers think that the world stops when we leave, but it does keep turning.

I hope you recovery quickly! Hopefully, it's something that is easily treated and remedied. Prayers are coming.

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CIERAPOET 1/17/2013 9:26PM

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Dear Father It's Not Your Will For Your Children To Suffer As My Sister Sonya. I Pray For An Immediate ACCURATE Diagnosis In Agreement With Sonya. I Pray For Your Wisdom To Guide The Physician To The REAL Problem. I Thank You Father That YOU Are The TRUE Healer And I Pray That You Manifest Your Healing Power In Sonya's Body Removing ALL Pain And Sickness From Her Body In Jesus' Name. She IS Redeemed From The Curse Of The Law And Is In The Kingdom And I Thank You Lord For Your Healing Mercies! Thank YOU Father That You Heard Me. You Said To Pray One for Another That We May Be Healed. I Believe I Receive In Jesus' Name!
May You Rest Comfortably And Peacefully As You Sleep Sonya!
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MSMOSTIMPROVED 1/17/2013 9:20PM

    You are officially prayed up because more than 2 are gathered in his name and claiming your health and success!!!

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SKINNYPAT62 1/17/2013 9:19PM

    emoticon Sorry to hear this. Will pray for you.

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SKEEWEE2MEK 1/17/2013 9:17PM

    Sounds like alot of pain and discomfort. Glad you had a good friend around to help take care of you when you needed it! I hope you get better soon emoticon

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LUVGOODMUZIK 1/17/2013 8:09PM

    Sorry to hear you had to go through this...I hope everything turns out fine. emoticon emoticon

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EDUCGRAD 1/17/2013 8:06PM

    Pray you are doing better,hugs emoticon emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 1/17/2013 7:58PM

    Get well asap!

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JULIAMOONCHILD 1/17/2013 7:52PM

    Prayers are with you.
What a time of it you've had! Cannot imagine what you have gone through, but glad to hear that you had a sharp colleague there helping with the very necessary arrangments of getting you to the hospital. Dealing with pain is one thing .... dealing with pain alone or without knowing what is happening is a totally different circumstance.
Hoping your prognosis is one that comes with a safe, speedy and simply cure. I'm thinking it will. emoticon

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ROCISIS 1/17/2013 7:51PM

    so sorry to hear that your feeling so sick, you will be in my prayers! take care emoticon

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Marriage: A Dance, Not A Debate

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ed Young made this very clear in today's message.
God is the choreographer.
He referenced Ephesians 5:18-22 as for the wife's job description.
"And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord."

Additionally, 1 Peter 3:1; 4-6

Message: Wives...
Live a Christian life.
Let the INSIDE of your life speak.
Trust your husband.
Be feminine (taste, class, dignity).
Have a gentle, quiet spirit.
Intelligence.
Likes to have fun.
Make husbands feel BIG/ important.

These are the wives' job descriptions according to the Word.


Ed Young is the pastor of "The Winning Walk" - televised program.


Dance in step with your spouses for supernatural and physical harmony!
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FLIPPINFIT08 1/23/2013 10:16PM

    Wonderful

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AKAFIT 1/16/2013 10:51PM

    Girl, say it. I love that the word is clear about how we as wives should conduct ourselves. What the word doesn't say is if your husband isn't treating you the way God says you can then treat him any old kind of way. I like that God's word doesn't give us an excuse to act in a way contrary to God.

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POETICJUSTUS 1/15/2013 5:51AM

    I'm not married but how beautiful ! Blessings emoticon

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EILEA73 1/14/2013 11:25AM

    Love this...thanks for sharing!

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SEAWILLOW 1/14/2013 8:24AM

    Enjoyed reading!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 1/14/2013 12:41AM

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SPARKLE1908 1/13/2013 5:09PM

    emoticon I'm not married but this is good to know....

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POMATOJUICE 1/13/2013 2:45PM

    Yes, this is definitely the way to a happy husband, and harmony in the household! :)

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COOP9002 1/13/2013 2:12PM

    Well said.

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CAT-IN-CJ 1/13/2013 2:10PM

    Thank you. God is always on time . . . . I needed to be reminded of that this morning.

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WALLAHALLA 1/13/2013 2:02PM

    Spot on!
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The Words of Today's Wisdom

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The night is vast and majestic underneath a starry sky. All is silent except for the distant sound of rippling water. Savor the moment with this rich romantic scent.


-Glade
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EILEA73 1/14/2013 11:23AM

    LOL never knew a room deodorizer could be so....deep!

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SEAWILLOW 1/13/2013 7:47AM

    Great imagery! Makes me want Glade!

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PATSYB7 1/13/2013 7:26AM

    Great advice! Even if it is from a room deodorizer. LOL Thanks for sharing! Have a great day. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 1/13/2013 1:02AM

    Seriously? As in...the room deodorizer?

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ZRIE014 1/13/2013 12:37AM

  just remember that today is the first day of the rest of your life and that if you do not make the most of it, you will not ge another chance. emoticon

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