Dallas colonoscopyÂ preparation can be frightening.Â This preventative measure is very important and the actual procedure is very easily endured when you follow a few simple steps.Â
I just had my first colonoscopy at 52 years of age.Â I didn’t worry about it so much, but knew that I needed to have that first one done.Â There is no history of colon cancer in my family, but one should always exercise preventative measures to ensure the future of good health.
The preparation day is the hard part-at least it was for me. I was instructed to have only clear liquids all day, eat or drink nothing red and begin the “cleansing” process at 7 p.m.Â I was apprehensive about this modified fasting, but it went surprisingly well.Â I used chicken broth, apple juice, ginger ale, Cinch Energizing Tea and lime jello.Â Â I did very little of this intake until about two p.m.Â I began to get a slight headache, so I ramped up the intake.Â I usually eat several times a day and this fasting had cut my normal calorie intake drastically.
At seven p.m. I began drinking “the drink”.Â I used the lemon/lime flavoring in it.Â I really had to concentrate to taste the flavoring.Â It was not tasty.Â After about an hour, I began to visit the toilet.Â Then it seemed that with each drink there was a visit.Â The instructions are to drink eight ounces every 10 minutes.Â Â I finished the last drink at about 11:30 p.m.Â The effects are delayed, so I finally got to bed at 2 p.m.Â My procedure was at 7:30 a.m. and I was required to arrive at 6:30 a.m.Â
Colonospy Preparation was not as difficult as I had thought it would be.Â I will discuss the day of the procedure in my next post.
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