So, what does a colonoscopy entail? Well, aren't you all so very lucky that I'm going to share all of this with you???? Well, it started out by me getting my "liquid diet" ready.
Here's a video of me drinking this prep stuff...my facial expression is priceless.
Now, after I finished drinkin this stuff (I started at 5:30pm), I kept track of every time I pooped....it was numerous....
(I'm not even exaggerating...I may have actually forgotten a couple). awful. ick. eww.
And here I am after round 1. Notice the slight change in my demeanor.
I had to get up again at 2:00am to do the 2nd round, and it was WORSE. It took me 2 hours to drink that crap (as opposed to the 1 hour it took me the first time).
And here are my poops:
I think the only reason I stopped pooping was because I apparently dozed off around 5:00am. Joacim woke up at 6 or 6:30, walked the dogs and took Izzy to daycare, and I got up around 8:30am for my 9:00am appointment. The beauty of this one is that I didn't give 2 shits how I looked. No bra, no hairbrush..nothing. I DID brush my teeth though :)
Here's Joacim and I in the waiting area. I am BY A GENERATION the youngest person in here.
All I want is a donut at this point...I'm soooo hungry....
Now here's where it gets pretty funny, if you ask me. I had my phone with me because I was reading a book while waiting. When they wheeled me back in the room, they quickly gave me the sedative. Apparently, I videotaped EVERYTHING. I have absolutely no recollection of this (THANK YOU DEMEROL), but I found it on my iPhone later that night...
These are pretty freakin' hilarious from my point of view, especially since I don't remember a thing. All I can say is that I'm a happy drunk AND a happily sedated person :)
Do you notice how many times I say, "I have a blog"??? God, I'm so annoying! :) And I was coherent enough to get photos of everyone in the room...I am ON it!
This, I'm gathering, is the student nurse
And my doctor, Dr. Troiano. He's a New Yorker, with the thick accent and all, but totally cool. He started listening to The White Stripes right before I went to my "happy" place.
This video cracks me up the most...especially at the end.
And Bob Evans.....
I agree with everyone that said that the prep was worse that the actual colonoscopy. Couldn't agree more. That prep liquid was HORRIBLE. AWFUL. DISCUSTING. I swear..pooping wasn't that big of a deal because that's been the story of my life for the last month, but that prep liquid....indescribable. And sadly, this is only the first of many in my hopefully long life.
I hope you've all enjoyed my little story here ;)