I've tried all the tricks, and they worked for awhile with me...drinking Ginger Ale between prep, using a straw, having prep really cold, etc. But this last prep, my body did not want and I threw must of it up. I was only able to down 1/2 the solution, and threw 1/2 of that up! I did find chewing peppermint gum after drinking about 1/4 of the prep in the glass seemed to help. It seemed like it tricked my body into thinking what I had just ingested really wasn't that bad. Also, the day before the prep, I only eat a little of soft food - yogurt and such. Because I've had a colon resection, I was clean enough for the procedure. My doctor said people missing part of their colon will clean out faster - so if you can't drink all that is required, what you can get down may be enough to do the colonoscopy. Good luck. I'm going to try and get some of that Pico Salax the Canadians use - sounds yummy compared to what we have to drink in the U.S.!
Stage IV w/liver met dx 7-1-09, age 52
Colon/Liver Resections '09, FOLFOX, FOLFIRI, Avastin, Zaltrap
Member of the HIPECKERS (2011) and OLYMPHIANS (2012)
6/13 - stable scan/chemo break
10/13 - cancer is active again