Oh, this is so easy. Today’s stream of consciousness post is “no,” as in the abbreviation for number or the word, no.
So, I’m getting ready for colonoscopy no. 2. The first one was 10 years ago when I was 50. The preparation protocol is no better, in fact, it’s worse.
I was instructed to take no vitamins starting on Thursday, and yesterday and today, I’m supposed to have a “low fat, low fiber” diet. That means no whole grains or nuts (I miss my morning oatmeal!) no raw veggies, except lettuce, no pulpy juices or fruits, except, thankfully I can have bananas. And I can have all the dairy and meat products I want – how is that low fat? The chart even says butter and oils are all okay. And refined flour is okay, but not whole grains! This is so unhealthy! And I’m trying to be a vegetarian here!
The good part is that I’ve been wanting pancakes for quite some time, so last night I had pancakes and an omelette at IHOP for dinner.
Of course the fun part starts on Sunday when I don’t get to eat any food all day long. Just clear liquids, and those four pills at 3pm, and then I start drinking that stuff at 5pm mixed with Gatorade, and at 1:OO in the morning I get to drink a bottle of magnesium citrate to make sure my colon is spic and span for my 7AM procedure on Monday.
So, what does this have to do with “Anything is Possible?”
I suppose it’s possible that this is necessary for the best view of my colon.
It’s possible that I will lose weight, on Sunday anyway, and appreciate healthy food more.
I will have faith that these new preparation procedures are necessary, and in the long run, healthy, as in good for my health, and I will have more information about the state of my large intestine.
Thank you for allowing me to rant and whine a bit.
PS: Since Dan Antion has clarified that it’s okay to add photos, and that’s not editing, I have to add this fun video that I just remembered. Classic Sesame Street: The No Song:
If you’d like to rant and whine, or just let your stream of consciousness run free, visit Linda at the link below:
The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 16/16
Here are the rules:
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.
4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.
5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.
6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!
7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.
8. Have fun!
April 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm
May the colonoscopy go well!
April 16, 2016 at 6:16 pm
April 16, 2016 at 4:39 pm
You are entitled to rant for this one!
April 16, 2016 at 6:18 pm
That’s so kind of you to say, Dan. I claim this as my right to rant. Thank you 🙂
April 17, 2016 at 7:31 am
perhaps you’ll be able
of beautiful gardens 🙂
April 18, 2016 at 1:46 am
Perfect! Thank you, David. I am starting to imagine them already. Beautiful gardens surrounding a sparkling pond with lily pads and dragon flies. The beautiful weather helps.
April 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm
Ranting about this is perfectly understandable. It’s not a pleasant procedure. Hope all is ok.
April 18, 2016 at 1:49 am
Thank you, Wendy. It’s not being able to take vitamins or eat whole grains or raw veggies for three days that bugs me the most. But it will be ok.
April 18, 2016 at 5:01 am
Oh, I would SO rant if I was going through what you are now. Best of luck tomorrow, JoAnna!
April 19, 2016 at 5:44 am
Thanks, Linda. Got through it with gratitude. All clear. 🙂
April 19, 2016 at 5:58 am
April 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm
Hope it all goes smoothly, rather you than me.
April 19, 2016 at 5:44 am
Thanks. I’m good for another ten years!
May 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm
Gosh, is that is the full extent of your ranting ?! I trust it went well. I did eventually get myself here to have a poke around – your blog, that is 🙂 Thanks for the follow !
May 5, 2016 at 12:11 am
Mild for a rant, huh? Guess I don’t rant much. Maybe I should really let it fly next time, when something really rant worthy comes along. All went well with the procedure, so I’m feeling thankful for that.
May 5, 2016 at 6:17 am
Excellent – hope nothing too drastically rant worthy comes along 🙂
May 6, 2016 at 7:16 am