Daily Archives: May 19, 2012

Pity Party

I’m having a colonoscopy on Tuesday.

No, there aren’t any problems . . . it’s a “baseline” so that they can keep track of any changes that happen when I have this done again is, oh, 10 years!

No, I’m not 50 yet but I’ve been listening to Family Doc give me the spiel about the importance of having it done for the last 5 years and I’m tired of hearing it . . . so I’m getting it done and out of the way.

XH had three tests done the year he turned 50 so I know the routine.  Or at least I THOUGHT I knew the routine.  Apparently things have changed in the last 8 years or so.

I sure don’t remember it being this complicated when XH had his tests.

But the doc that is doing my test has his own set of rules.  I had to start watching my diet on Thursday.  No raw fruit or veggies.  No high fiber food.  Avoid red dye.  No aspirin, or advil, or aleve.

Well, poop!

I have allergies – and Sudafed has red dye in it.

My allergies are giving me a headache – and Advil is on the “NO” list.

My potassium is low so I eat strawberries, watermelon, and guacamole to bring it up.  All of these are on the “NO” list.

And that’s just the beginning . . . Monday starts the 24 hours of the liquid diet.  Ugh . . .

Please pray for Prince Charming . . . I think this test is going to be harder on him than it will be on me . . .

 

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