No, I'm not having another surgery, but I am having a colonscopy tomorrow morning.
Just the thought of not being able to eat is making me sad. I had to pause from my breakfast of green tea and J.ello to complain about it.
I know that I should be thinking about the positive side of this procedure. My gastroenterologist wants to see if my colon is healthy enough to stop my colitis meds. Six years ago I didn't think that it would be possible. I was so sick I could barely eat and then I was put on steroids that puffed my face up like a balloon. It was a two year battle to figure out what meds to give me because of all of my allergies.
And now this could be the beginning of the end.
Three less pills to take a day would be phenomenal. And I'm sure that my insurance would love having to pay $52 less a month!
I start taking the laxative at about 6pm tonight. I will offer up all of the pain and discomfort for all of my IF friends, especially the ones waiting to get pregnant or adopt (or both!).
If you get a chance could you say a prayer or send positive thoughts my way?
p.s. Poor Mr. JB removed ALL of our grass yesterday and he's going to put down new sod today. I'm not going to be much of a help since I won't have much energy eating my bowel-prep diet. He's going to need a prayer or two as well!
Update: I just started drinking dreaded bowel prep. I took one drink (through a bendy straw, for some reason it's easier to take through a straw) and I almost threw up. It's going to be a LONG and painful night.