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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?
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!
This goes on until I finish the water bottle I poured it in. - - - Psychological method
Any suggestions are welcomed!

Sorry for yelling.
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    about 2 months ago I had a tonsillectomy and the meds they gave me slowed down my bowls a lot, so here we are I have a really bad compaction in my bowls, the doctor told me go lightly is me best option.. he said It would clear out my bowls so I was more than happy to relief my pain, but if I knew how bad it tasted. lord it's like tryin to drink battery acid it stinks so much. I'm sitting here hunched over puking my guts up because I can't keep it down. I have no idea what to do. emoticon
    685 days ago
    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
    1868 days ago
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    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!
    1874 days ago
    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!

    1876 days ago
    I heard you Soror, I have drank that Barium crap before. Mine was apple flavored, who likes chalky apples. emoticon
    1877 days ago
    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!
    1877 days ago
    Oh, yeah--It's a memory we don't like being reminded of :) But you'll survive! Just gulp and guzzle.
    1877 days ago
    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.
    1878 days ago
    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
    1878 days ago
    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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    1878 days ago
    This too shall pass..will be over and your test complete!
    1878 days ago
    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!

    Paula emoticon
    1878 days ago
    Just do what you have to do...your SparkFriends are in your corner!
    1878 days ago
    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
    1878 days ago
    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.
    1878 days ago
    "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.

    1878 days ago
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