Prep Alternatives (Possibly TMI)
Wildchild says there are pills you can take for colonoscopy preps. I'll have to ask about Visicol and Osmos.
I had Tri-lite, which was not *quite* as nasty-tasting as other drinks I've had in the past, but I had to drink eight 8-oz glasses last night between 3 - 5 p.m. and another four glasses at 5 this morning. I was up and down all night. Part of my problem was sneezing and my sinuses swelling up.
Now I will have to do it again -- probably twice. The MD found a 'carpet polyp' under one of the usual 'mushroom-like' polyps he removed. He wants me to see someone at the University of Chicago Hospital who is expert in removing the 'carpet' variety. I think I'd have to buy some diapers to get all the way down there after a prep! That's the better outcome; otherwise it's surgical removal.
"But wait,", as they say in those annoying commercials, "There's more!" I have to have a CT scan to see what's happening with my appendix; wall of the colon is bulging in that vicinity. ERG!
I hope I can get this wrapped up before we leave for Maui Jan. 4.
Lesson: Get your routine colonoscopies done, folks. Don't wait until you have a symptomp -- and an unpleasant outcome.
Thank for being 'an ear'. Anyone had similar problems?