Ha! Would you believe, I am my gastro's FIRST patient to use the Agile patency capsule (dissolvable pill) before the pill camera endoscopy? She's ordered many PCE's but not the dissolvable pill before.
10 AM this morning we had some further discussion and that baby was handed to me w/a glass of water. I gotta tell you, its more than a big pill! That baby is the size of a horse bolus! A calcium tablet looks small compared to it. It didn't feel slippery when I took it in my grubby little mitt either! Now, bear in mind I have a slight swallowing problem (not enough to have my esophagus stretched tho she's offered enough times!) So I took a deep breath, popped that horse pill in my mouth and started downing that glass of water. I was surprised at how easily it started going down. It hesitated right at the base of the throat so I gulped down some more water. It hesitated again a bit further down, about mid wishbone so I gulped down the rest of the glass. Not bad at all!
And then I asked: WHEN CAN I EAT? I've done liquid diets for a day before for a scope prep, in fact, I've done 3 day liquid diets and never had a hunger problem, but I gotta tell you this ole broad is HUNGRY. I was hungry enough yesterday I swear I could have eaten the north end of a south bound skunk!
2PM today is zero hour. I CAN EAT! But I can only eat lightly. Now, tell me, WHAT is eating lightly? The amount? Or the types of food? The big bubble from the gulps of air I swallowed w/the pill and water has settled to the tummy and turned into these frothy gas bubbles of HUNGER!
Noon tomorrow is the MAGIC hour. Abdominal xray time to see if the little darling has passed or where it is at. And then I can REALLY EAT! Cross your fingers that it passes, please.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 2/26/2008 11:28:41 AM (GMT-7)