I am so seldom on here anymore. I was on quite a bit until a few years ago, mostly under another, similar name, but I irretrievably lost my old login credentials...too much info? I will get to the point.
For my next colonoscopy, still a few months out, I am going to be expected to drink 3 (THREE!!) bottles of magnesium citrate, followed by a massive amount of miralax. I can handle the miralax, but I don't think I can possibly down three bottles of magnesium citrate. I thought I was going to die when I had to drink two for my last scope. Unfortunately, two was not enough for a good prep, so my doctor said I would have to drink three the next time.
I've used the same mag citrate/miralax prep ever since my diagnosis in 2008, and I love my doctor, but I swear I will fire her and find another doctor before I do this prep! However, I superstitiously feel like keeping the same doctor is good luck, so I am torn.
So, what prep can you all recommend that doesn't involve so much of the mag citrate? I'm thinking if I can propose an alternative to my doctor, she might accept it. Otherwise, gah...
I continue to do well. I was diagnosed stage 3c in 2008 and I haven't had a recurrence, so I don't have anything to complain about! They've found polyps during my last two scopes, so I am currently on a three year plan.
I'm sending you all my very best wishes.
Diagnosed stage 3C signet ring colon cancer in May, 2008
14 out of 18 positive lymph nodes
Final treatment in November, 2008
NED ever since
I used to have an account under "Dori," but I've lost access to it.
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