Well, Starting the colo prep tonight - should be interesting as I am slower with these darn braces o

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   Posted 10/24/2007 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I really dont mind tomorrow's colo as much as tonight.  My doc always says to take a xanax whilst prepping - but I don't think that is such a hot idea when I am moving more like the tin man in the wizard of oz.
What do yall think?

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   Posted 10/24/2007 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Bob! That could be interesting! Maybe you can just move everything right around the bathroom and just hang out there for the night? Even with full mobilitiy I feel like doing that during a prep.

OR... What about roller skates? You could just launch yourself down the hallway... Well, maybe that's not such a grand idea...
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   Posted 10/24/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, that's going to be a challenge alright! Good luck on the prep and scope :)
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   Posted 10/24/2007 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh man, good luck! I agree with everyone else about hanging around the bathroom... I know there were times when I was laying on the couch right outside the bathroom and still almost didn't make it to the toilet! Next time I think I'm just going to get a portable DVD player, a pillow and a blanket and just camp out in there for the night, haha.
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   Posted 10/24/2007 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   

If I were you I'd consider sleeping in the bath tub :-)

Of course I am a bit nutty, take care mate thoughts and prayers heading your way.

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   Posted 10/24/2007 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL...great suggestions everyone!!! Bob, I hope it "goes" well. What prep are you using?...the gallon?

I agree..the prep is worse than the scope.

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   Posted 10/24/2007 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes, the gallon, the other pills and half-lytely made me incredibly sick to my stomach...What were they thinking though...pineapple flavoured - yuk!


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   Posted 10/24/2007 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Roller skates...hahaha..that's a good one. Gave me a visual of hitting the bathroom wall..instead of the toilet....ka-plunk and ow!!! Well, the prep is the worse for sure. After I drank the solution, 15 minutes later, I vomited it up. Pineapple flavored.....ewwww! The day of the exam was a breeze. I slept right through it...don't remember a thing. Good luck Bob and take care all,

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   Posted 10/24/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with the scope tomorrow

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   Posted 10/24/2007 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
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   Posted 10/24/2007 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
With my last prep, I finally set up a lawn chair in the bathroom and just sat in there and read. This was after two "oops's". It was pretty interesting.

Good luck with your prep and your scope, Bob.
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   Posted 10/24/2007 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Must be something in the air...I am prepping right now too. Using the Golytely for the first time....and you are right...the pineapple is HORRIBLE! Good luck tomorrow, I am nervous but they are putting me out completely, so that is good...
anyway, i'm thinking about you,
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schrek-chewbacca hunk
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   Posted 10/25/2007 5:01 AM (GMT -6)   
OK, 6AM and I am ready for my wife to cart me off to the hospital.  This was a particularly nasty prep.  Usually I don't have tummy upset - but I did with this - and the D lasted well past 1AM - and briefly this AM.  As for my mobility issues - let's just say I was seated from 6 to 11 PM straight through
...I think I will have a permanent round indentation like a target around my rear...at least my doc will find the target amusing! hehehehe
Well, we are going now.  I will check in later after my sleep.
love to all

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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
lol 'target around my rear'  Good luck with the scope Bob.    Hopefully things go well.
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