I'm with you, Keri!!!
Kim, I am so glad you finally went to the doc and had such a productive visit. Don't you just love that "it's just IBS" spiel? If it was "just" IBS then you wouldn't be there pleading for help. Anyway, I am glad you are doing both scopes. When I joked about
doing the upper scope before the lower my doc chuckled and kept me pretty alert
when she went in for the upper. But then I was out quickly after the tube was inserted. Anyway, they are a piece of cake. Afterwards you will feel so good being cleaned out. Which reminds me of your prep... I too hope you didn't get prescribed GoLyghtly. Maybe you could call your doc back and ask for something else. Especially if you're prone to nausea... What was he thinking? If anything, try Phosphosoda. It's not 'yummy' but at least it's not an entire gallon of sludge. It's actually just salty and bitter/sweet (weird, I know). You get 6 mini-bottles that you have to mix with 8oz glasses of clear liquid. You get about
12 hours to drink all 6. Anyway, you should ask for something else if you're so prone to nausea. Keri's right about
investing in baby wipes. Your bum will be so sore after going so much that it will scream for Tucks or Preperation-H. Be prepared with good reading material in the restroom.
Did your doc mention testing you for Celiacs? Hopefully that'll be looked into while you're being scoped.
Good luck and please keep us posted!
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