15 October 2013

No, Really

Remember this post?  Well, today was the day.  I have fasted for TWO days (apparently I have an extra long colon, so it needs more time to "clean out"), and made myself sick drinking the prep mixture they gave me.

And you know what?  I threw up four times last night, but that was all.  Which meant that I had to cancel the whole thing first thing this morning.  Which means I fasted for two days, made myself sick, lost lots of sleep, and missed a day of work for what turned out to be a non-event.

Eventually, things started "moving" as they should, but not in any way that makes it helpful for someone trying to have a colonoscopy.  Let's just leave it at that, as far as descriptive things go, shall we?

When I called to cancel, the nurse said she would talk to the doctor and they would get back to me as to how we should proceed.  Frankly, I'm not interested in doing this until it finally "works."  The last time, it took six different attempts before there was a successful one.  And then, I had to fast for FOUR days, and use a different prep each night.  Yes, it worked, but I missed work after that for a week, since I was sick and weak from the whole prep.  I don't really want to go down that road again (plus after having shingles, I have no more sick time), so I hope there is some other option.

You would think with all of the advances in medicine, there would be some simpler way to have someone get ready for this particular procedure.  I've been wondering, for instance, if there is some alternative/natural prep that could be tried.

In the meantime, I'm annoyed and frustrated.

Kinda like her.

However, life goes on, so next time I'll try to have something good to talk about!


Marie said...

As we say down here, Bless your heart, Honey! Nobody should have to go through all that for a colonoscopy. I hope you and your doctor can find an easier way. Do some Internet searching. There has to be some information on it. Take care. Marie

Anonymous said...

How horrible for you!
My preparations for colonoscopies have always worked in the
correct direction - with nothing "coming up".

Better luck in the future,
janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca
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