[quote="bitchslapped"]Where's that grandson of mine when you need him?! gummy bears
Yep, colonoscopy #4 coming right up. Generally speaking, we're all one colonoscopy away from a possible cancer diagnosis.
First one age 50, precancerous-infected polyp + garden variety polyps. I was one of the lucky ones...symptomatic. Sudden onset of bloating, distended belly, chills, sweats, passed blood..ALL AT ONCE!
Scope #2 6 years later only b/c I was caregiver to my DM & really difficult to get away. Polyps removed w/that one. 3 years later had #3; clear this time. Now another 6 years later. We'll see next Wed. Not taking bets on this one. Passed blood in March.
Never had SUPREP or 2 1/2 day fast before a colonoscopy & not particularly looking forward to it from what I read on here about it. I'm older now, but that ONE daily fiber pill puts me in the chronically constipated category. And since all supplements must be d/c'd 7 days prior, that little capsule went away. So I asked the question: "If I drank prune juice, ate prunes, bran, flaxseed etc., daily, rather than just take a pill, would I then be considered chronically constiatped? Reply: " ". That's right; silence...for a moment. The capsules are problematic.
So as I sit here eating prunes, drinking PlumSmart (yes, Ms. Nurse, that one fiber pill does make a difference), thought I'd babble on a bit about this "news-to-BS"-prep & diet.
Ensure Clear (therapeutic nutrition), Apple flavor. Purchased @ Walgreens. The pharmacist wasn't even aware of it, but the pharmacy clerk was! Yay!
Regular grocery store carried Ensure Clear (not therapeutic) in blueberry/pomegranite, but, can't have purple or red during fast. Guess what? I told the nurse where to get it. She was glad to know. People helping people; that's what we do here (most of the time
100% white grape juice
Gummy bears (orange flavor). Ok I may want to chew on a little something.
Butterscotch hard candies
Round ball suckers in green apple, pina colada, blueberries & cream.
So I'm told they want patients to have sugar, even diabetics (which I am not...as of today, that is).
Ok. ok I didn't need to pick up the Good & Plenty's & candy corn from my childhood memories, but that's pre-fasting menu
Oh & WHITE bread. What a diet! No seeds, nuts, whole grains 7 days before procedure. That's new. Believe it used to be 3 or 4 days prior.
I may be the person that gains weight
while on a 2 1/2 day fasting diet
I'm hungry already. :mr green