Adventures in Gluten (and Sugar) Freedom from a southern blogger chick!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Up your ante!

Nope. Not about poker. About a colonoscopy.

When you reach a certain point in life, you have to start having these procedures, and my I'd not had one since 2001. Since I have significant digestive problems in addition to my gluten intolerance, well, today was my day.

I'll spare you the details on the prep, except to say: My doc uses Miralax instead of the InstaPrep ColoPrep whatever it's called, and it's much nicer. I mixed it with apple juice and it went down well. Well, not really. By 8 last night, after a day of only clear liquids, I thought I'd been glutened. My doc assured me today that because of my slow digestion, the prep didn't move through as fast as some folks. It was a long night...and my appointment was at 2 p.m.

OK, so here's the cool story: I actually didn't fall asleep, and I watched the whole thing!

I know Katie Couric watched the long tube snaking through her bowels, and I've had a friend or two who stayed awake, but last time, I was sound out of it. And Randy slept through his last year. So did Daddy and Mary.

But me? Wide awake, chatting away about digestion, how my new meds are working, the weather in Tampa, etc. It was cool, too, like looking around the corners in caves and stuff. It reminded me a lot of "The Deep" when Jacqueline Bissett was looking for those morey eels...

And I was fascinated. I mean, it's not every day you get to see inside your own...well, you know where I'm going with this. I even watched when the doc took the biopsies of my small intestines to check for the healing of my villi!

So here's what I learned: Miralax is completely GF with a very nice help line. Dulcolax, stimulant and stool softener, are also GF. And Kroger brand Biscodyl is also GF. In case you have one of these coming up soon.

No recipes. Just a funny story.
Much love,

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

I had my first when I was 23, so hopefully I wont need another for a long while! Thanks for the Miralax tip :)