This is hard..............

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...........brutal even.

I'm having a Gastroscopy this afternoon, appointment is at 13:45, nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours beforehand.

The not eating is a doddle, but no tea since 7:45 this morning is killing me.

I always have a cup of tea on the go, and if i go out anywhere for more than an hour I always have one in my pocket, (in a bottle, silly).

I've swilled water around my mouth and spat it out again but it's not the same as drinking a cup of tea.

My mouth feels awful, and there's probably at least another three hours to go before any relief.

More fun expected next week, with a Colonoscopy coming up, the prep for that is far worse.
Yes, nil by mouth is always gruelling! The time I had a oscopy it was the no-food that finished me. I had the most VILE hunger-headache by the next morning (I was 24 hours no food) - a really horrible sensation.

Still, hopefully the oscopy will stop you encountering worse......

Can you swirl tea around your mouth, do you think? You might absorb a bit of caffeine etc through your gums!!

Cood luck with the oscopy itself.
Alexander_18021 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:53 am
...........brutal even.

I'm having a Gastroscopy this afternoon, appointment is at 13:45, nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours beforehand.

The not eating is a doddle, but no tea since 7:45 this morning is killing me.

I always have a cup of tea on the go, and if i go out anywhere for more than an hour I always have one in my pocket, (in a bottle, silly).

I've swilled water around my mouth and spat it out again but it's not the same as drinking a cup of tea.

My mouth feels awful, and there's probably at least another three hours to go before any relief.

More fun expected next week, with a Colonoscopy coming up, the prep for that is far worse.
I fully sympathise, have had both :shock: Think the colonoscopy was the worst as the prep time was longer (3-4 days ?) and I did get very fed up of just 'liquid' meals - and don't start me on the effects of the pre-colonoscopy Picolax :shock:
jenny lucas wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:17 am

Can you swirl tea around your mouth, do you think? You might absorb a bit of caffeine etc through your gums!!
I'm not sure if it's the caffeine I was wanting, (my body probably knows, but I don't) I've just got used to drinking tea regularly.
It wasn't too bad by the time I got to the hospital, but the first three hours were horrible.

susieq wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:45 am

the colonoscopy was the worst as the prep time was longer (3-4 days ?)

- and don't start me on the effects of the pre-colonoscopy Picolax :shock:
I've got to read through the notes again now the Gastroscopy is out of the way, but I think it actually starts 5 days beforehand with the nasty stuff about 24/30 hours before the procedure.

It's Movicol now, (and Senna), but I expect it to be every bit as effective as Picolax,

I've read about Picolax already, very funny it was too when the bloke got the date wrong and had time for one more big meal and then had to do it all again. :o

I won't be making that mistake.

Nothing bad found, so the probing continues next week.
Very glad the results were NAD - thank goodness for that!