Tuesday, July 22, 2014

And Next Up. . .

I'm back from my business trip.  As much as I was dreading it, it was actually pretty awesome.  The flight was fine (except for the off-duty PILOT sitting next to me crossing himself before the flight on the way there, and the other passenger crossing himself next to me on the way back, and the taxi driver crossing himself before driving me on a particularly curvy mountainous route we had to take. . .I know I'm in a Catholic country, but really!).  In between meetings, I hired an awesome taxi driver to take me around the city for a little touring and sight-seeing.  And, I got to sleep by myself, with no one elbowing me or stealing my pillow.  And, I got to sleep through the night.  :)

The colonoscopy is tomorrow.  This won't be a long post, because I'm midway through prepping.  When I've had them in the past in the US, my doctors used something I had to drink only a bit of.  Here, they use a different preparation, something called Nulytely.  It's not horrible, but I don't love it. It tastes like like salty cherry cough medicine, if you can imagine such a thing.  And I have to drink FOUR liters of it!  People always say the prep is the worst part, but I still loathe the anesthesia.  It still terrifies me.  And given all of the digestive disturbances I've had, especially since living here, the prep is no big deal!

So, can you guess where I went?

6 comments:

simply christina said...

Looks like you either went somewhere in Louisiana or Russia. Of course I'm probably wrong on both accounts.

Emma R said...

I love it when trips I think I will dread end up going better than expected. The crossing everyone was doing would have made me super anxious :)

Good luck tomorrow!

Carmela said...

I'm going to guess somewhere in Central or South America. Looks very nice. Hope you have a great trip and that your colonoscopy goes smoothly.

(Happy ICLW!)

Carmela said...
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Carmela said...

Venezuela or Colombia? (just had to guess a more specific location ;)

Luna said...

Sending you good colonoscopy vibes. (If there is such a thing!) I'm with you on hating anesthesia, and I have had to go "under" many different times. My number one advice is drink A LOT of water as soon as you are allowed after the procedure because anesthesia always screw up digestion and well, pooping. Drinking water for the full day after any procedure always helped the side effects to go away quicker. Good luck to you! (Found you from ICLW!)