Don't feel bad about posting here. We don't mind and are always happy to answer questions. The reason they use concious sedation is because they sometimes have to direct you to move a certain way. My last two colonoscopies were done with propofol which puts you totally out. It's nice because as soon as they stop pushing it, you wake up and don't feel loopy at all. I'm 45 and have had six colonoscopies and haven't felt and/or remembered any of them. I'm getting ready to have my third in the past five months.
I'm assuming you're talking about OsmoPrep. It's what I used the last time because I just can't drink any of the liquid preps anymore. As soon as it's coming towards my mouth I gag. LOL The pills...well there are a lot of them; 32 if I remember right. They are large - maybe about the size of a dime. They are round not oblong which makes them easy to swallow. I will offer you a hint. Don't let them touch your tongue because they taste just like the liquid stuff. I'd hold each one between my teeth until I was ready to swallow them.
Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Sub-Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's and UC at 17 (now 21). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.