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Sunday, 29 September 2013


Last post I promised to tell you more about my medical saga over the last couple of weeks. Here is the bit about Colo-Prep the laxative from you know where.

First though I must tell you we had our first spring rains last night after a long and very dry winter.

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Pear tree blossoms. Took this photo this morning after last night rain.

Well, last Sunday at 2pm I took the first of two sachets of Colo-Prep. After breakfast I was not allowed to eat any solid food and no milk products, only clear liquids and jelly. By 2pm I was rather hungry. Forty minutes later nothing had happened and I was just starting to think that this stuff is not all it's cracked up to be when I felt a slight twinge and decided I better make my way to the throne room.

Got there just in time, to say it works is an understatement, the bottom literally falls out of your world. On the sachet it say's that your stool will be watery, truth be told Noah could have floated his ark. After about 10 minutes I thought," well I survived that", did the necessary paper work, buttoned- up, zipped-up, and belted-up, and made my way back to my favourite chair and the book I was reading.

I didn't sit long when the warnings started, well now I had to head for the throne room at a gallop and only just made it in time. So it went all afternoon, at 4pm just as things were starting to calm down I had to take the second sachet, and it started all over again till after 10pm.

I was told to drink lots of water while all this was going on, which I did, glass after glass, but next morning when I signed in at the hospital I had lost 4kg, that's about 9lbs!

More tomorrow on this exciting saga.


Gorges Smythe said...

We're all getting older, and I've always heard that old-age isn't for sissies. Even the tests are torture.

Kay L. Davies said...

Isn't it fun, that stuff? It might have a slightly different name here, but it works just the same. And I can't get from one room to another very quickly, so I just enthrone myself with a book until the stuff has had its way with me. This has been going on for 20 years, so I'm an expert. Wish I'd lose 4kg each time, but no such luck.
I think I know what's next in the exciting saga, but suffice it to say I'd rather look at pear blossoms any day. We had a pear tree in the back yard when I was growing up. It didn't produce very good pears, but the blossoms were always lovely.

Joyful said...

That stuff really works. What a way to diet ;-) Love the photo of the pear blossoms.

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Over on this side of the pond, they call it "Go-Lightly". Best thing to do is take your book and plan on camping on the throne for hours.