I can now officially say that I'm ten years NED! This was my first scope with Suprep and it went so well it actually made me angry. Normally I feel so drained and beaten down when I arrive for my procedure. This time I felt curiously close to "normal". With the golytely prep you have to drink a massive amount of the worst tasting liquid on Earth and then I would drink Gatorade in between doses. I always felt like I was close to vomiting. The Suprep instructions almost seemed like a joke. One 16 oz glass and two glasses of water in an hour? Repeat hours later? And it's laughable that I've read comments from people complaining about the taste. Sure it wasn't great but it's nirvana compared to what golytely tastes like. Put some crystal light in it and it tastes like bad fruit punch. I've asked for years to be able to use the newer preps. One of the excuses I was given was that Golytely cleans you out better. I know now that's a load of hoo ha because four hours after I took my first Suprep dose I was still "expelling". My doc commented that my prep had performed superbly. I will N-E-V-E-R go back to the preps that make you drink a massive amount of awfulness and you shouldn't either if you are given a choice!
I can't stress enough how much forum members have helped me in the past.
- They talked me into a port when I was initially dead set against it. I don't think I could have made it through chemo without it.
- They boosted me when six months of chemo felt impossibly long.
The life I'm living after a cancer diagnosis isn't the one I would have wanted but I'm incredibly grateful to have it (if that makes any sense).
I always appreciated when people shared their positive stories and hope this resonates with someone.