Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jello for Breakfast

Well, turns out I will have to have the dreaded  I am so anxious and stressed about it that I had knots in my stomach yesterday and was panicking and crying. So, I had my primary care doctor call in a prescription for for me.  Thank goodness he is so nice.  He even called to see if I wanted to talk about it.  I'm glad to have the RX.  Last night was the first night in the last several days that I slept well.  No tossing and turning.  No waking up at all. 

Now, for the reason for the title of this post.  As part of the dreaded procedure, I have to have a total liquid diet all day today.  Fortunately, they include jello as a liquid.  Go figure.  The only restriction is that you can't have anything red or purple.  So, this morning, I am "enjoying" a "delicious" little plastic cup of green jello.  I splurged and skipped the low calorie one and went for the package with the kid-friendly cartoon characters on it.  I will also be choking down plain chicken or beef broth during the day.  And I will be drinking clear gatorade, ginger ale, and water.  What a smorgasbord!  not.  Anyways, ladies, I am offering all of this up for you.  

I will also be offering up the totally disgusting "prep" that I have to drink tonight.  You wouldn't believe how expensive this disgusting stuff is.  I had to pay $50 out of pocket for what is essentially, salt water.  So, with every disgusting sip of this concoction that will do horrendous things to my innards, I will be praying for babies for you all.  

To top it all off, I will be offering up the procedure itself.  I hate, hate, hate, and dread, dread, dread IV's.  I am anxious just thinking about a nurse coming at me with that "kit."  And, I get super sick from anesthesia.  And, I certainly don't want to be violated in the way I will Thursday morning.  

With every step of this process, I will be offering up these crosses for you ladies.  Lord, bring on the babies!  Wouldn't that just be hilarious, though?  A as an IF cure?  ha ha ha 


  1. Oh man! That does not sound like fun. I'm so sorry you have to go through with it. I'll be praying for you today and tomorrow and hoping you get some answers as a result of the procedure!

  2. :( How awful! I just want to run over and take care of you. Ugh I remember how bad my surgery bowel prep was and this sounds even worse. You are one tough lady and you can count on my prayers!! PPIW is right, hopefully this leads to answers and healing!

  3. I will be praying for your strength, and for answers and healing, too. You will kick this thing straight in the teeth! A roommate of mine had to have one back when we were 23 or so, and even though it sucked prepping for it, she was really relieved to know what was or more accurately wasn't going on in her colon. Your offering it up for babies means a lot :).

  4. I'll be remembering you in a special way this morning. Honestly, the bowel prep is more horrible than the procedure, at least in my experience.

    Just think in a few hours this will all be over and you can have something other than Jello!

  5. If I had to have a colonoscopy to have a baby ... sign me up! :-)
    Thank you SO MUCH for offering up all the nastiness and awfulness for us IF gals. I realize this is SUPER late, but I'm praying for you anyway and I hope that you made it out ok today! Treat yourself to a wonderful meal out to make up for the bowel prep!