Thursday, May 31, 2012
The dreaded D day is fast approaching. monday the 4th is my age 50 colonoscopy. UGH!!! I have to start preparing myself for the prep. Starting Saturday there is to be no milk. I will be lost. I love my cereal for breakfast, that's out. No milk snack at 4pm. That means no coffee cause I have cream in it. I can't drink my coffee black so that means two days with no coffee. I'll be a beast come Monday!!! Sunday is the kicker. Around 4 pm I have to start drinking the prep...Go-Lytely. I need to drink 3/4's of a gallon that evening. You are suppose to drink 8 oz. every 10-15 minutes. In addition to that they want you to drink 8 glasses of water. I don't know if I can drink that much liquid. Then of course I am on a clear liquid diet. That means jell-o and broth. Of course there are restrictions on that too. Nothing red or purple in color. No cranberry juice or grape and cherry popsicles. Then after drinking all the poop medicine Sunday night I have to drink the other 1/4 of a gallon on Monday morning before the procedure. It is a 45 minute trip to the hospital and I hope all the medicine has worked before I leave the house. The procedure isn't until 12:45 pm. That will screw up my insulin too. Not eating will keep my blood sugar on the low end so I will dose my insulin in half and skip it the morning of the procedure. I'll take it with me to the hospital and take it after the procedure. Also no blood pressure medication the morning of the procedure and no fish oil for a week before the procedure. Not sure why that is, but those are the rules. Wish me well!!!!