Monday, November 14, 2005

Testing, Testing 1-2-3

Tommorrow is the big day for the capsule endoscopy. All well and good except for one thing: when the doctor chatted this up she failed to mention prep. I thought 8 hour fast was it. Nope. The fun and games start this afternoon with a delicious bottle of magnesium citrate after 5 hours on clear liquids. (probably longer because as soon as my coffee is gone, clear liquids it is) I am not looking forward to this at all since Mondays are the day when I have something to look forward to after work. (EVEN if the whole cleaning out my insides was at all appealling which it definitely is not)

Last night while my brain was spinning on tests, family and life in general I had an idea though. I think I will start taking old magazines over to the ER and put them in the magazine racks for folks to read while they wait. There were no magazines at all when I was there last week. It was really sad. Maybe I will also take my bookcrossing books there.


Shelly said...

Great idea about the magazine's and the books :) Please know you will be in my thoughts tomorrow!

Lucy said...


Prep. Yuck.

I'll send you lots of good luck and good vibes.

Really good idea about the magazines. Seriously - doing something that makes other peoples lives better is really good therapy. It always cheers me up. And - a hospital waiting room with no trash to read??!! I'm sure that's illegal!

Good thinking and lots of good thoughts and wishes for your capsule endoscopy!

Emsxiety said...

Thinking positive thoughts for you TW.I really think the prep is the worst part. Course I don't know cause I've never had it done so it's easy for me to say.

Book Crossing and magazine sounds like a great idea. Especially since most ER's have magazines that are two or more years old.