Monday, February 18, 2019
Okay, here I am two years later from my last colonoscopy in Feb. 2017. Let me start by saying that I am proud of myself for doing a smart thing to avoid colon cancer. When its all over, there is such a feeling of relief and success for going through it.
HOWEVER, the prep leading up to the procedure was total H _ _ _! I have done this before but for whatever reason this time was the worst and a total nightmare. I just wish there was an easier way to go through the prep. I told my doctor I had heard about just taking a capsule, instead of swallowing the worst tasting liquids on the planet, but he told me that the capsule was not as efficient or effective in the cleansing process. So, I basically starved for two days, swallowed more liquid than I thought my kidneys could handle, felt nauseated and had all kinds of cramps and discomfort, got absolutely no sleep... but hey, I got through it. And, when I woke up from the procedure, I wanted to eat EVERYTHING I could get my hands on.
Please forgive me for my ranting about this... I would not want to discourage anyone from having a colonoscopy. But let's face it...it is no fun at all.