Thursday, April 3, 2008

Don't delay your colonoscopy

Since I blogged my colonoscopy last year, even in reading articles on far different topics, I keep coming across reminders of how important early detection can be. I can't speak to the details of the health system and the question the post raises, my point is only to reemphasize the primary theme of this blog, which is "Colonoscopies aren't that bad, and can save your life."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So glad I read this blog -
I read most of the posts and these are the tricks I used.
For the first dose:
Filling 4 16 oz water bottles with Trylite.
Placing the bottles in the freezer about 1/2 hour before starting.
I added Crystal Light iced tea packets to the bottles (good suggestion)
I used a straw (it really worked).
The straw was a long one from one of my Grandson's Zoo cups that also had a large diameter. It reached the bottom of the bottle.
Putting the straw to the back of your mouth really helps avoiding a majority of your taste buds.
I have a lot of difficulty drinking anything including water BUT I was able to drink the entire 2 liters without a problem.
My second dose will be at 4:30 a.m. and I am confident (hopeful) it will go as well.
Thanks for the tips.