There are a lot of strange things that we, in the medical community, consider to be “clear fluid.” It’s important because we often prescribe people to be on a clear fluid (CF) diet. The most common times we do this: during labour, and in preparation for a colonoscopy or gastric scope. As much as labour sucks, at least a CF diet only lasts as long as the labour, and you usually don’t really feel like eating anyway. For a scope prep, however, CF for two days before… And that’s what I’m starting today.
Jello will be my “saving grace.” Other than that, I can drink pulp less juice, tea and coffee with no milk or cream, fat free broth, and clear pop. That’s it. I’ve already had two bowls of jello this morning and I am still hungry. This is going to be a long two days. And the worst part is, I get a camera going through my whole GI tract at the end of it… No cute baby to cuddle. At least I get propofol! Maybe on Thursday I’ll write an ode to that beautiful, beautiful white drug
I won’t even venture to the other horrible part of the “bowel prep” that I start tomorrow. Let’s just say, that while I can work hard to not put anything solid into my body, I also have to make sure everything else comes out of my body. Yay.
Thank God for Jello… (And propofol)