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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:22 PM

Meh. I am not supposed to eat today due to a medical test I am having tomorrow. Last night

I had nightmares about eating something, then remembering I wasn't supposed to and then trying to throw it all back up. I am so stressed out right now. And you know what I do when I am stressed? Eat.

Blah. I can't wait until this time tomorrow. Test will be done, I will be home resting, and I will get something to eat.

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Reply Meh. I am not supposed to eat today due to a medical test I am having tomorrow. Last night (Original post)
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2012 OP
marzipanni Oct 2012 #1
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2012 #3
marzipanni Oct 2012 #5
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2012 #8
geardaddy Oct 2012 #9
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2012 #10
MiddleFingerMom Oct 2012 #2
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2012 #4
NightWatcher Oct 2012 #11
HappyMe Oct 2012 #6
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2012 #7

Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:44 PM

1. Are you allowed only water?

I thought most fasting blood tests required a 12 hour fast.

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Response to marzipanni (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:51 PM

3. Only water. And it's not a blood test, it's a colonoscopy which is SO much better. *sigh* But

this is what they do to you when you grow up with Ulcerative Colitis. I'm in the high risk category for cancer, so have to keep on top of how things are doing in there.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:04 PM

5. People always say the "clean out" drink is worse than the test

Good luck, and I hope all is well!
Maybe you can think of a meal or two of favorite foods to have for lunch and/or dinner tomorrow, and have that to look forward to.

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Response to marzipanni (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:33 PM

8. Yeah, it's basically 2 large gatorade bottles of the stuff. I am definitely looking forward to

better times tomorrow evening.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:59 PM

9. Damn, I feel for you.

I've had a couple of those. It sucks ass, no pun intended.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:23 PM

10. Thanks! It's better than in the old days when they

did the whole enema thing. And that was hard on a kid! (And now that I am a parent, I realize it was hard on my folks too.)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:51 PM

2. Whenever I go into the ER prior to being hospitalized, they consider me "NPO"...

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... which is a Latin abbreviation for "nothing by mouth" (water OR food) in case there's a procedure
or surgery needed soon where I could aspirate something in my stomach and choke.
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Whenever they've decided what to do with me, I've become obsessive about when I can eat -- as
on one occasion, they forgot to remove the designation.
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I might or might not even be hungry -- but the thought that I can NOT eat is frustrating!!!
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I also nodded off pre-surgery and woke up after dreaming about having eaten something right there
in the pre-surgical space. I was freaking out a little until they convinced me it had just been a dream.
A sweet, sweet, tasty TASTY dream.
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Relax. This too shall pass.
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And remember... things could be worse. MUCH worse.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:58 PM

4. Oh, yes. I also thought of people who go without food not because of choice but

because of circumstance.

Glad to know I am not the only one who has those little nightmares. (I had them back when I tried to diet and was bulimic, too. Hence the throwing up bit.)

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:45 PM

11. Last time I was in the hospital I had to beg and fight for food

and there's nothing wrong with my digestive tract but they were not sure if I was going in for more biospies under general anesthesia and didnt want me to have anything. I was bribing people to bring me stuff.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:16 PM

6. I hope your test

goes well, and you get the 'all clear'.



Plan something extra delicious for yourself.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:32 PM

7. Thanks! :^)

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