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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
Deb

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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.
Ma'am you really deserve to treat yourself today. emoticon

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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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