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Re: Colonoscopy prep starts tomorrow - any advice?

Postby Ihatethisfissure » 14 Dec 2017, 09:07

William2 wrote:First issue: I was going to eat that Better Than Bouillon stuff, but I can't see through it even when strained through a tea strainer. Guess I'm off to the store to get something else. :(


You can't see thru the progresso soups strained either but they were fine. My gastro said I did great on prep after the procedure. Good luck and I'll say a prayer for all of us.
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Re: Colonoscopy prep starts tomorrow - any advice?

Postby chachacha » 14 Dec 2017, 09:16

Good luck today and please let us know how it went.
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Re: Colonoscopy prep starts tomorrow - any advice?

Postby William2 » 14 Dec 2017, 10:51

I got some Progresso Chicken Broth Classic, which looks much clearer. Tastes pretty good, too. It's high in sodium, though, so I may try College Inn Bold Chicken Stock next.

I tried a Brach's Lemon Drop last night, but it has a weird coating. I left one in a glass overnight and there was a white residue that worries me, so I'll save those for later (they are pretty good).

I'm not used to eating so much sugar. My body doesn't usually handle it well. No problem yet, though.
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Re: Colonoscopy prep starts tomorrow - any advice?

Postby chachacha » 14 Dec 2017, 11:00

Oh, I thought that your prep was yesterday, and the colonoscopy today. Fingers still crossed then.
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Re: Colonoscopy prep starts tomorrow - any advice?

Postby William2 » 14 Dec 2017, 17:03

Almost time for part one of the prep. I've got to get set up for a long stay in our tiny bathroom.

I wish my wife was here in case of major problems, but she won't be home from work for about two hours after I take the meds. Maybe the waterworks will be done by then.

Luigi's Lemon Italian Ice is really good, by the way.
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Re: Colonoscopy prep starts tomorrow - any advice?

Postby chachacha » 14 Dec 2017, 17:07

Surely your bathroom is bigger than mine (3x8 floor with the toilet and sink on that space, and the tub recessed). All the best and I'm very happy to hear that you found something so yummy.
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Re: Colonoscopy prep starts tomorrow - any advice?

Postby William2 » 14 Dec 2017, 17:26

Ours is 4x6 (not including bath), so same square footage.
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Re: Colonoscopy prep starts tomorrow - any advice?

Postby chachacha » 14 Dec 2017, 17:44

Too funny (but not!) and do you only have the one (like us)? I've been spending way too much time in there recently too, because I had a hemorrhoidectomy last week. I almost think I might scream if I have to have another bath!
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Re: Colonoscopy prep starts tomorrow - any advice?

Postby William2 » 14 Dec 2017, 19:52

Yep, only one tiny bathroom. Luckily, there are only two of us.

So, the SUPREP effects kicked in at almost exactly the hour mark. I suspect that there is more to come...

Edit: Second wave a little over 3 hours later. Hopefully the morning dose makes it clear, because it is nowhere near that now. Will try to sleep.
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Re: Colonoscopy prep starts tomorrow - any advice?

Postby chachacha » 14 Dec 2017, 21:06

Good luck. It will all be over in about 12 hours.
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