Hiya everybody ... I'm new here today. I'm very worried about
what to do. I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. ... and was told to be on liquid today, and not eat 'food' after I start the prep. WELL ... my GP just diagnosed me with having hypoglycemic episodes, but not completely sure why yet ... they just started happening about
3 months ago.
With my episodes, if I don't eat solid food, nothing brings it up ... or at least nothing stops the shaking, rubber legs, confusion and horribly weakness. I tried it several times this week, to see how I'd do today .. and no matter what I drank, it wouldn't stop and got worse, to the point, I HAD to eat food, or I felt like I would go into shock.
I called the Gastro yesterday, and she just suggested eating soft today, but not eating after the prep. WELL, I'll still not be able to do that .. so I don't know what to do. She had no suggestions.
The bleeding that was the reason for the Scope, has stopped ... I have several outside and inside hemorrhoids, so not sure I should postpone the test or try to go through. By the way, I'm 57 and have never had one.
I just don't see how I'm going to do this. She said I could drink clear liquids up to 2 hours before, but I know I won't get through more than 2 hours without solid food. PLEASE any suggestions!?
If I can eat soft today, that's good, but I'm worried about
after the prep time, which is a LONG time to go without food, and well, I know from testing myself, I can't do it. Should I ask for a different type of test instead, one that doesn't require going without food? I'm just really confused, tired of worrying ... and just plain tired.
Thanks for listening to me ramble.