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Old 12-25-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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I've had several, and several surgeries - I now have a semi-colon, as they finally had to remove 1/3 of it.

I always HATED the prep worst of all! They make little soft wet wipes that come in a jar (look for them near the hemorrhoid-treatment tubes). They don't make wiping a pleasure by any stretch of the imagination, but they are cooling and cut down on that raw feeling. Those soft inflatable donuts to sit on are good to have for the ride home, too. The - have the driver have food ready for you' advice is too true! I'd avoid pizza or tacos, though...

Our bathroom always has several good magazines, and when I did my preps I took a book in... DH has had them too, and he has a computer game he takes in there.
Short stories would be more appropriate!
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Short stories would be more appropriate!
Not in my situation...

I needed a pillow and a blankie...
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Cut out all dairy products for about a week prior to the next prep. Milk and dairy leaves a residue in the colon that is hard to get rid of. Good luck!
That is bunk.

Everyone is making much too much of this. The prep is not that bad, and the actual procedure was like a trip to the spa. I had no memory of anything and it was not a bad experience at all.
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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Not in my situation...

I needed a pillow and a blankie...
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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That is bunk.

Everyone is making much too much of this. The prep is not that bad, and the actual procedure was like a trip to the spa. I had no memory of anything and it was not a bad experience at all.
I'm glad your experience was a pleasant one but that doesn't mean the rest of us did. I found the prep or poop very unpleasant, painful and messy. If you read my post, I was not knocked out so it was far from a spa experience.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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That is bunk.

Everyone is making much too much of this. The prep is not that bad, and the actual procedure was like a trip to the spa. I had no memory of anything and it was not a bad experience at all.
Yours is the only story I've seen that makes the whole experience from start to finish seem like a piece of cake. A trip to the spa experience? I almost spit my water all over the keyboard when I read that line!
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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Maybe next time I'll ask for a facial at the same time?
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My husband is 39 and he had a colonoscopy last year and he drank the prep and said it wasn't too bad. We had and 2 pm appointment so he had to drink the stuff starting at 6am. We mixed the prep with Crystal light and my husband said it was fine. The colonoscopy literally to 20 min, he was put out and before I knew it hw was walking into the waiting room and driving us home. He said it was a nothing procedure.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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I work in a hospital (used to work in surgery too). Everyone always said the prep was worse than the procedure.
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