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Dulco down

I’ve taken the dulcolax. These are the smallest pills I have ever taken in my life. Suppositories should be this size.
The packaging for dulcolax implies that it will start working in 6-10 hours. Bedtime. Oh great. Should I wear a diaper?
Came close to an accident, but made it to the bathroom on time…
It’s 3:35pm, feeling pretty normal, just spending more time in the bathroom than normal.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Sachet Number 2

So I’m downing the 2nd sachet of pico-salax.  Its warm as it goes down.  I picked up a bowl of chicken noodle soup from Timmies, a large black, and a bottle of Gatorade G2 (blueberry pomegranate).

I’m straining my soup with my teeth.  My friend that works at Timmies was able to strain out 99% of the big chunks of food, but there are still onions and herbs floating in it…  Maybe I should pull a MacGyver and make a strainer out of my sock.

I’m a little bit hungry, but this soup is hitting the spot.  Feeling pretty good otherwise!

I got a call from a nurse at the clinic to do a short questionnaire over the phone.  The only concern was raised when she asked about sleep apnea.  I haven’t raised that concern with my Dr. but I know sometimes it can be severe.  Hasn’t been a problem for at least 6 months though.  So if you have some time before your colonoscopy and you have concerns over sleep apnea, talk to your Dr now!

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

This is where it starts getting ugly…

I won’t torture you with the gory details, I promise. So it’s 10:13am, and I’ve just had my first BM. I’m not sure if that was my regular morning BM or if that was a result of this cleansing. I’m gonna chalk it up to a bit of both. I came out thinking of the term “dilation”, such as” Mrs. Smith, you are 1cm dialated”. Mr. O-ring was right (I’ll give him credit), but today I’m going to second guess every decision he makes.

10:19am and I’m feeling pressure again. Really? Contractions are 15 minutes apart, but only dilated 2 cm.

(No, I’m not really measuring)

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Google answers all!

I’m not the smartest person in the world.  Far from it.  But since I carry an iPhone, and have access to Google (and know how to use it properly), everyone considers me a genious.  They don’t need to know my secrets.

So, according to the pico-salax website http://www.pico-salax.ca/faqs.html

When should PICO-SALAX® start working (onset of action)?
In general, you should expect loose bowel movements to start at any time (on average 3-4 hours) after taking a dose of PICO-SALAX®. Please ensure that you have access to a toilet at all times following each dose, until the effects wear off. Please note: Studies show the onset of action will vary from person to person and can range from 1 up to 10 hours.

OK, that’s good news considering I decided to come into work today.  WARNING!  I am one of those “lucky people” that lives less than 2km from work.  I would not suggest taking powerful laxatives at work!  I can leave my work and be home in two minutes.  Consider if you get stuck in traffic for an hour with a colon cleansing solution going through your body!  Not a good idea!

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Surprisingly quiet

Well, it’s 1:35pm and I’ve been surprisingly inactive.  I’m not feeling any pressure at the moment either.  I did have one looooong session at the urinal since then, but that’s to be expected when drinking so much water.  I’m wondering if I’m cleared out already???

Getting hungry…  I need a soup or something…

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

In the beginning…

Alrighty…  So I’m a day away from my colonoscopy, nervous as heck.  What better way to release tension than to talk about it?  My psychologist would be proud.  If I had one.  I’m hoping you’ve come here because you are in the same position, maybe more than a few days away.  Good luck to you!

I had my “last meal” last night.  My choice was pizza.  I looove pizza.  My instructions from my Dr. said I can have a “light breakfast” so I picked up a muffin on the way into work.  He also said coffee with no milk is OK.  Perfect, cause I’ve been drinking it black for a few months now.

It’s 9:25am and I’ve just downed my first package of pico-salax.  The taste?  It wasn’t bad at all.  Wasn’t “mediciney”.  Tasted like a crappy orange drink.  I’m supposed to drink “1.5 to 2 litres of clear fluids following each sachet”???  Well my first coffee this morning is 414ml (large from Tim’s).

Could be psychosomatic, but I think strange things are happening downstairs, and its only 9:32am.  I’m not sure how quickly this pico-salax starts working.  Time for Google!

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Third trip

This one came up quick. I went from feeling fine to emergency situation in a matter of seconds. Starting to feel a little bit “raw”.
Surprisingly, not feeling hungry. I thought I would be starving by now.
My condolences to those that have to hear me “spraying” in this shared bathroom, and to those that use this stall after I’m gone…

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Uncategorized