Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dave Berry on Colonoscopy Prep, etc.

MoviPrep is a nuclear laxative. I don't want to be too graphic, here, but: have you ever seen a space-shuttle launch? This is pretty much the MoviPrep experience, with you as the shuttle. There are times when you wish the commode had a seat belt.


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8 comments:

Joshua said...

Heh.

Mary Bennett said...

Thank-you for your blog. It really needs to be publicized, and I'm putting a link on my FB page.

Linda said...

Got mine today ...

If you want to read about it (of course there are pictures!)

http://twoboysfourcatsnodogsyet.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-think-ill-wait-til-its-over-to-put.html

Lux Lisbon said...

Thank you or sharing. I feel less lonely i the world reading this... I am now on the first round of MoviPrep and I think this thing is so vile it should be used as torture device for our military. I keep trying not to throw up. I keep trying not to cry and think about steak and mashed potatoes...I haven't gotten to the "launch" part yet... but more to come.

Anonymous said...

I have read all the jokes and the songs. They're all funny...until somebody gets hurt.

A friend of mine suffered a perforated colon. After a year this former truck mechanic is glad to be "up to" 145 pounds. He barely survived after tens of thousands of dollars in surgery bills. I doubt he'll ever go back to work.

His advice notwithstanding I went ahead with my c-scopy this year. I never had bleeding before; now after all the biopsies the knife-happy gastronomic- surgeon took I can't have a normal bowel movement.

Of course the surgeon wants to dive back in a great expense to me. No guarantees to the quality of his work. Each patient is a gold-mine waiting to happen.

The prep was nothing, but weeks of a clear liquid diet interspersed with bland soft diet ruins the quality of life.

Everybody must make up his own mind, but understand this. Colonoscopy is an invasive, dangerous procedure that can leave you debilitated and broke.

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Anna Scott said...

One of my cousins advised me to take up the colonoscopy test.. I am going to take up the test and I am literally scared.

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