Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Calm before the knife

I woke up this morning with a sense of calm certainty, which over the course of the day has turned into excitement. After all my angst and drama, it's nice to be back to normal.

Clear fluids all day.

It started out good -- I wasn't even hungry most of the day. But then around 2:00 pm it all caught up to me. I was STARVING and also my heartburn was horrible because I stupidly only drank clears that were citrusy. Crystal Light Lemonade. Lemon sugar free jello. Orange Citrus sugar free popsicle. So then I tried to have some other jello and some other popsicles with fruiter flavors. It didn't really help. I cant wait to get this hiatal hernia repaired.

We're at the hotel now. Our room is fantastic. For $90 a night, we have an enormous room and everything is pretty, clean and quiet. This is not what I'm used to staying in downtown San Francisco! I'm watching the Biggest Loser. It seemed appropriate. Strange show though.

Anyway, I've taken my Milk of Magnesia and I'm just waiting for the big event so I can go to bed. That stuff is pretty nasty, by the way. I thought it wouldn't be a big deal because I only had to take three tablespoons and -- compared to the gallon of Trilyte for my colonoscopy last month -- that should be nothing, right? I swear, I was could barely choke it down.

Now I'm supposed to write my cards to my kids and husband, but I can't seem to get motivated. It seemed like such a good idea at the time.

Tomorrow's the big day and I can't wait.
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