Saturday, August 27, 2011

catching up

Well gee, it's been 20 days since my last post. I've been busy plus haven't felt much like writing but I'll bring you up to speed on what's going on.

First, it has been about three years since my last colonoscopy so today (Friday) I had another one. Thankfully, all turned out well. I know a lot of people hesitate to get one because just the thought of it is so unpleasant but I can't emphasize enough how important it is that if you are of the age or condition where you should be having the procedure done, then don't put it off.

The actual procedure itself is not bad at all, mainly because they knock you out. I remember being wheeled on the gurney into the operating room, where they told me to lie on my side. Then they injected something into the IV and I remember asking if that was the sedative. Then the next thing I remember is waking up back in the gurney, back in the waiting room. No muss, no fuss, and good news that they didn't detect anything.

Of course the night before is when the muss and fuss take place, having to drink that nasty colyte solution. Yuk... I had a 4 liter bottle of which I had to drink 3 of them that night and the remaining liter the morning of. I made the mistake of adding the lemon flavor packet which I think made it taste even worse.

The procedure was Friday, and on Thursday I was limited to consuming only clear liquids. I was sooo hungry (well, at least until Thursday evening when drinking all that solution filled me up... even though it didn't stay very long). Lunch on Friday tasted sooo good.

Thanks be to God all turned out well today. More catching up tomorrow..

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