I had a colonoscopy a few months ago. I have a sigmoid colostomy so I used my irrigation sleeve while doing the prep. I only had to take the biscodyl (or whatever they're called) pills before I saw output. I still drank about 2 cups of the half-litely though.
For the procedure itself, I wear a two piece so I just removed the bag and they were able to go through the stoma with the faceplate on. I was under and remember very little except starting to come out of it at the end and having people pressing on my belly. It didn't hurt at all, just felt a little weird! It was really easy, though. Especially compared to scopes before my surgery.
Laurenne, 26 Graduate from University of California, Davis. BA-Anthropology
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002. Was in flare from 2006-2010 with almost no relief from any meds I tried.
On: Cimzia, Zoloft, Abilify, 6MP
3-9-10: Total protectomy and Sigmoid colostomy installed. Haven't spent more than 2 minutes on the toilet since- it's fantastic!