Well, this is what my Thursday looked like - I didn't include the little bottle of white grape juice that became my receptacle for "throw up" on my way home from the store to get broth and lemon jello. I do have a little pride.
Movi-Prep: A 2 liter cocktail taken 1 liter at a time over the course of an evening to induce a colon cleanse. Usually before a colonoscopy. Yes, this was my Thursday. (More about process below.)
I think the prep for the procedure is designed to make you so completely ill that you have ZERO anxiety about the actual colonoscopy. I was sick most of the day on Thursday and that was just from fasting. Once I set the morning coffee free, I had dry heaves for another couple hours until I finally managed a nap around noon. Then I mixed up my little cocktail and eventually added the straw so that I could taste as little of it as possible. I don't need to tell you what happened next.
By Friday morning - I felt flat as a pancake and more hungry than I can ever remember being. On the drive to Rochester I began to obsess about what I would eat once I was done... a chocolate eclair, a cheese omelet, Godfathers combo pizza - and a pound or so of Lasagna- oh and a cheeseburger and a chocolate malt..."yeah, I am having all of that...heh eh heh...." . I narrowly escaped Kwik Star without sticking my finger in a chocolate frosted donut.
I got through it though, and things look good once again. One more check up Monday and the countdown to September 9th begins.
Added: 2/18/2009 Footnote to anyone who has found this looking for information on Movi- Prep:
If you are fortunate enough to have had this prescribed in order to clean your system, its not that bad. I later learned I could have had a light breakfast the day you start this. I didn't and got the heaves because I was so hungry. The directions say to start this later in the evening - I did the math on that and figured I would be up all night long with this process. I started the first round at 3:00 in the afternoon. That way you are done by the time you want to go to bed and get some good sleep.
My first suggestion would be to drink it with a straw. Get the straw in the back of your throat so you taste as little of it as possible. Its basically SALT flavored with lemon. Excess amounts of salt will evacuate your system. Your system won't absorb very much because of the amount of it. So don't worry about that. I am on a low sodium diet. You will need to be close to the bathroom through the drinking process. You drink it in 3 stages if I remember correctly (I am adding this post some months later). Once you are done with it and your system is empty - you will feel fine. The next morning you will be HUNGRY - but I felt just fine shortly after I was done. Getting all of it down is the hard part. I ate lemon jello, broth and egg drop soup that day - minus the solids in the soup. That, at least, felt like real food. I went to the nearest Chinese Restaurant and got two big bowls to have on hand for the day. Drink plenty of water also.
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