I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

They say the worst part is over

The prep solution for my colonoscopy was AWFUL. ICKY! The process itself was okay, but the solution was GROSS!!! I had the phospho-soda prep-so, I had one 1.5 oz bottle in 6 oz of liquid (ginger ale that time) at 3 PM, and another round at 8 pm (with gatorade), and LOTS of fluids in between. I also had to take two pills last night, and use an enema before I leave this morning. I'm SO ready to get this thing over with. I'm starving and nauseated (probably from hunger) and a bit nervous I must say. Although I have been comforted by everyone that has ever had one saying, "The worst part is the day before". Insert sigh of relief here. I do get nervous with IV's these days though, especially after my CT dye experience. I'm just ready to be home again home again.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

The more I read your posts, the more I realize that we've been through some similar things. On top of having endo I also had to have a colonoscopy. I have severe "stomach" problems and my GI doc thought that I might have Celiac Disease (now they think it's severe IBS) and I had to have a colonoscopy. The procedure itself is a breeze, but I would never want to do the prep again! It was soooooo horrible!