I've been at this a very long time and done more preps than I can count. Pretty much all of the ones on the market and some I made up on my own! If at all possible get your doctor to give you one of the pill preps, Osmo prep or Visicol. You can do a web search and find out about them. You will still have to drink a ton of liquid, but it will be a liquid that you like. You will still end up in the bathroom for an eternity too. The worst part by far is the prep. The actual test is a breeze. You will be knocked out and won't know a thing. If for any reason, you feel anything, just speak up and they will give you more meds and out you go! I am very tolerate of the drugs so it takes more to knock me out, so I always have to ask for more, but it usually isn't a problem.
I have a friend who's toilet is across from his dryer. He used the dryer door like a desk to hold his computer and book and all his assorted stuff, so he never had to get up. The funniest part was him telling about it to the softball team of 25 - 40 year old guys and their wives. That would never have happened when I was first diagnosed 20 years ago! Colonoscopy preps have gone mainstream.
CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....