What kind of an idiot posts a photo of a yummy peanut butter bar on a day when she’s on a clear liquid diet? Apparently, this idiot right here. You see, today I am going for a colonscopy and yesterday was all about getting ready for it. As everyone says, the prep is the worst part and even though a whole day without solid food isn’t as horrifying to me as it used to be, it’s still no picnic. (Did I really just make a food reference? Again? Sigh.) It definitely doesn’t help the lack-of-food situation when you get comments all day about how delicious those peanut butter bars look, causing you to constantly think about how you would looooove a peanut butter bar but you can’t have one. You can’t have anything, in fact, except for clear liquids and jello (but no red – boooooo) and broth. Why is it that the minute you can’t have something it’s all you can think about? Hmmmm?
You are probably thinking I’m young for this procedure, and I am by normal standards, but my mom died of colon cancer when she was 66 and therefore I have started having this particular day of fun earlier than most people. This is my second one so I’m not quite as scared as I was 6 years ago (yes, I was supposed to go last year and I didn’t. whatever) but I’m still scared that they will find something even if I’m not scared of the procedure itself.
Can I ask for good thoughts for a painless procedure and a positive outcome? Thanks, friends.
Oh yeah, almost forgot the photo for today.
Most decidedly not food.