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Good test results
Dec 1, 2003
I had my test last Wednesday. Doc said everyhthing was ok. He mentioned something about diverticulitis and suggested i change my diet. I can try, but I am already a healthy eater and gym person. Also, I know many others have said same thing, but i wanted to say that the test was painless. It was the waiting that gets you nervous. It took about 30 minutes and i was given some sort of sedation IV. I was pretty much out of it. I remember a little, but I felt almost nothing.

I have to say that the day before was tougher. It really was not the drink that was bad. I used 1.5 ounce of the Fleet Ginger/Lemon Phospho-soda in 10 ounces of ginger ale. It really was fine, a little salty, but nothing like I had heard. i drank that at 1pm, and the other 1.5 ounce at 5pm. I was not prepared for the reaction. I was in the bathroom 15 minutes after drinking the soda, and stayed there, honest, until about 4:30. Then the second round started at about 5:30. It was all over by about 10. I felt drained (no pun intended) and tired. Alll in all, it was at the most, uncomfortable.

One other thing, I found that having some wet-wipes (similar to the baby kind) helped alot. I know this may be more info than is necessary, but they helped alot. After that first hour, I was getting, well, let's say, a little raw. Someone on here mentioned using those, and i'm glad I read their post, it was a great idea. If you are going to have a colonoscopy, don't worry, it went quick and was no where near as bad as I had made it out to be in my head. Uncomfortable, yes, otherwise, it was really ok. Good luck to all.

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