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Colonoscopy Prep Clear Liquid Diet Day Ideas #Wiaw

Take the guess work out of what to consume during you colonoscopy clear liquid diet prep with these tested ideas, tips, and tricks from a colonoscopy frequent flyer!

As I mentioned on Monday, I’ve been “enjoying” a modified diet for the past few days (since Sunday) and yesterday (Tuesday) I was on a straight up clear liquid diet with a colon/bowel prep chaser. I’m having a colonoscopy today. 

Why I am having a Colonoscopy

I have Crohn’s Disease, as the majority of you know. New to Suzlyfe? First off, welcome! Please check out my Living with Crohn’s Disease series of posts to learn a bit more about my condition, the disease itself, and how to life your life with meaning and balls πŸ˜€ yeah, I said it!

 

Now, moving on, I have Crohn’s Disease, and one of the “perks” of Crohn’s is the privilege of routine scopes and imaging even when you are doing well and are asymptommatic. When you aren’t doing so well, colonoscopies are necessary to help the doctors determine the extent and location of as well as the damage caused by your disease. For example, my official Crohn’s diagnosis followed my first colonoscopy in 2001. Since then, I have had 3 others as well as a few capsule endoscopies (where you swallow a camera and it takes pictures throughout your digestive system). The images provided by these two tests (one is comprehensive but sporadic images, the other provides continuous imaging but only up to the stomach) show where inflammation is occurring, the location of past and present ulcers, strictures, and more. 

But colonoscopies are important not just for those of us with digestive illnesses. Everyone should get a colonoscopy at some point. Like going to the dermatologist to get your skin checked–even those who aren’t your “typical cases” can have abnormalities that need to be dealt with–from ulcers to cancerous polyps. Furthermore, gut health is essential to overall health, so if you are having trouble, a colonoscopy can provide some answers!

Okay, let’s have some fun with Suz not having so much fun!

Colonoscopy Prep Clear Liquid Diet Ideas from @Suzlyfe http://suzlyfe.com/colonoscopy-prep-clear-liquid-diet-brewla-ice-pops-review/

Colonoscopy Clear Liquid Diet Prep Rules

  • Can have:
    • Black Coffee and tea
    • Fruit Juices without pulp such as apple, orange, white cranberry
    • Strained Broth/Stock (Beef, Chicken, Vegetable)
    • Water, soda, sports drinks
    • Gummy Bears (they return to water at body temperature!)
    • Plain Jello
  • Off Limits (to keep in mind with what you can have)
    • Nothing with milk or non-dairy creamer
    • Nothing with red dyes
    • Protein Powders and the like
    • Food

Colonoscopy Clear Liquid Diet Sample “Menu”

Breakfast:

  • Coffee (decaf with a little bit of regular) x 1.5
  • Lime Jello

Lime Jello Colonoscopy Clear Liquid Diet Prep

  • Gummy Bears

Mid Morning:

Brewla Tea Blend Ice Pops Peach Ginger White Tea Review

I was given the opportunity to try the Brewla Ice Pops by my association with Social Nature in exchange for a review. Opinions are my own

I had seen these bars in the grocery store a few times and been super intrigued but hadn’t decided to try them yet. Well, now’s as good a time as any, right? When I received my coupon from Social Nature just before I had to do my prep, I thought that it would be a great flavor change in the midst of all of the jello and gummy bears. Plus, there were no dyes or pieces of actual fruit to contend with (though, because there was peach puree, I did limit myself to 1 just to be careful).

Brewla Peach Ginger White Tea Ice Pop

Verdict? OMG I LOVE THEM. So tasty. Literally tastes like a white sangria popsicle. I just wish that they were a) bigger and b) came in an adult version as well πŸ˜€

The bars are gluten free and caffeine free tea blends that are also low sugar and calorie and the perfect grown up frozen treat! All natural, vegetarian, and non-GMO verified as well! Plus, I want to try more flavors (Strawberry Hibiscus Tea, Cherry Pomegranit Red Tea, Tropical Fruits White Tea, Peach Ginger White (what I tried), and Craft Brewed Root Beer Float). Try them yourselves (for free!) here! This opportunity is for US Residents only, but there are other Canadian-only coupons on the site!

Check out these @BrewlaBars natural tea blend ice pops! #trynatural #healthy via @suzlyfe Click To Tweet
  • Lemon Lime Jello

Lunch:

  • Hot Tea and Decaf Coffee
  • Island Boost Passion Fruit

Island Boost Passion Fruit Energy Gel with Coconut Water Review

My girl EB and I are basically on each other’s lucky lists and are therefore snack buddies–she won my Yummy Health Snack Bar giveaway and I won her Guess the Miles for Maria contest! A little while ago, she sent me some of her favorite Island Boost fuel packets. Since I’m not a Gu-er, I was immediately intrigued, but I’ve not had a good chance to try them yet. After checking the ingredients, I ok’ed the passion fruit for consumption and yuummmmmmmm. Each of the gels seems to be a little bit different (there is a chocolate flavor that has different stats), but this one would be AMAZING for those looking for a non-caffeine Gu alternative for training fuels. Island Boosts have coconut water base (I know, I HATE coconut water, but here the consistency works!) and are guaranteed not to cause you tummy trouble! I can vouch for that!

  • Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears for Clear Liquid Diet Prep

Mid Afternoon:

  • Suprep Bowel Prep Mixed with Lemonade Drink Mix
  • 2 x 16 oz glasses of water over the following hour

I was going to take of picture of it all prepped, but then I made the executive decision to just go for it. Picture a cup and a straw and liquid and me slurping a straw for all I’m worth.

  • Lime Jello + Cinnamon + a bit of Salt and Maple Syrup

Dinner:

This literally saved me. I was in a place of misery until this.

This literally saved me. I was in a place of misery until this.

  • Strained Chicken Noodle and French Onion Soups x 2 (I’ve tried to go the broth route before, but I prefer soup, which is seasoned)
  • Gatorade

Not pictured:

  • a sh*t ton of water (you must hydrate when you are emptying everything out!)
  • Gum and some hard candies that were clear and undyed. 
  • More hot tea

Obviously, I am hurting for calories and for real sustenance. After the procedure today, I am going to pretend that it is post-marathon and refuel accordingly to try to make up the calories and nutrients. That means spreading out my macros as I explained in this post and this post. I am curious as to what I will be craving later–I tend to crave vegetables all the way up to the event and then following the procedure, I am not hungry but then want carbs and meat. Basically, how I feel up to and after a marathon.

So where is my medal?

How @suzlyfe handles colonoscopy prep #likeaSuz #fitfluential #crohns Click To Tweet

Have you had a colonoscopy before? Have you spoken with you doctor about scheduling one? You should!

Have you had Brewla Ice Pops or Island Boost gels before? What are your favorite flavors?

Should I go to Blaze, M Burger, Lyfe Kitchen…. where tonight?

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78 Comments

  • Reply Mary

    Good luck with your test! As I was reading, I was wondering if there was one food/meal you were looking forward to eating as soon as the test was over. I think mine would be a grilled chicken filet on a roll with sautΓ©ed mushrooms, roasted red pepper and a little mayo πŸ™‚

    July 8, 2015 at 6:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That definitely sounds good! I always crave graham crackers: they mean that I am done πŸ˜€

      July 9, 2015 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Heather @Fit n Cookies

    Good luck today darling! It’s never fun but it’s worth it. Yep I’ve had it done before! I would say to head out for a big ‘ol brunch if it’s in the morning, and if its in the afternoon, mexicannnnn! Mmm. For real, just get some food of substance in you when you’re done!
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    July 8, 2015 at 6:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I worked my way back up to real food–bbq πŸ˜€

      July 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    I had one colonoscopy a few years ago and I have to say it really wasn’t bad. The stuff I had to drink to make you go was gross. But the process wasn’t as bad as I heard others say in the past. You sound like you have the process down girl. I didn’t know about the gummy bears.
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    July 8, 2015 at 6:18 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      The gummy bears thing is so helpful. You don’t realize how much you love solids. The worst part is not having anything to distract you from the fact that you have no energy. And then drinking the stuff. But otherwise, I agree!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    I’ve never had a colonoscopy. I’ll be honest…I didn’t know they were something you needed to have routinely done. But a broth and jello diet might make me want to stay clear of one for awhile.
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    July 8, 2015 at 6:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, better to be proactive and know that you are golden than to find out too late, right? Fun? no, but worth it for the peace of mind? yes.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I know I need to do this, since I”m of a certain age and it’s time. I had a colonscopy when I was 40, only to be told I had IBS and some hemorrhoids. Whew! I’m dreading having another simply because of the prep. I have to eat ALL THE FOOD all the time. I think I’ll schedule mine for next winter. And I’ll probably need you to be my cheerleader.

    Thanks for sharing this!
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    July 8, 2015 at 6:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I will definitely be your cheerleader. And yes, make sure that you are not training for anything at the time. The hunger is just too much…

      July 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Michele

    Fun stuff. Actually the gummy bears really are fun! I think when Adam had his he had nothing but apple juice, so definitely a huge step up from that! Hope it goes well.
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    July 8, 2015 at 6:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Apple juice and broth are the old go tos. They have definitely relaxed certain things!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    So I just read this while I was eating breakfast :). Good luck with your test today.
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    July 8, 2015 at 6:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hope you enjoyed your bfast πŸ˜€

      July 9, 2015 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    Good luck lady! And enjoy that meal after πŸ™‚ I had my fair share of pizza and froyo after my last colonoscopy! I swear its never tasted better πŸ™‚
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    July 8, 2015 at 7:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Seriously. You don’t realize how much you love milk products until that moment.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Annmarie

    Good luck today!!! I’ve been on the colonoscopy train a few times before…I swear prepping for it is the worst part!!!
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    July 8, 2015 at 7:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Definitely is. I have no problem with the procedure itself!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Jill

    Ugh this looks like torture! I’ve had several colonoscopies through the years for my IBS. I really only remember doing the clear liquids diet the day before and not modifying at all before that! Which is prob what made the prep so bad. I intensely dislike Jello. But I never knew gummy bears were considered liquid?!? I hope you have a meal that includes all that your heart desires this afternoon Suze! And I hope the lab results are all clear!!!
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    July 8, 2015 at 7:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m glad that i’ve now figured out that I can do soup broth–that was the big game changer for me this time. I will definitely be doing that in the future!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    Oh boy. I remember all this a little too clearly *shudder*. You’re going to be a champ in there today, sisterfriend! Hang in there.
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    July 8, 2015 at 8:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know. It really blows. Literally and figuratively.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Bri

    You’re a trooper Susie. Good luck with today! Apparenlty you can’t just ask to get a colonscopy here unless you have an issue you need checked out, which is stupid. My sis-in-laws mom passed away from colon cancer last year so she requested one to make sure she’s clear and they wouldn’t give her one! The said she wont need one until she’s in her 50s. So stupid!
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    July 8, 2015 at 8:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is insanity. Like saying you can’t have a mammagram. Or a pap smear. Do you really think we would ask for those for fun!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs

    Colonoscopy prep is not fun. The liquid diet is the least of it ;-). I’ve had one, and I was good for 10 years afterwards (I think I have 7 more C’scope free years at this point). Island Boost is a great idea! I can’t use it to run with (because I always spill it on myself), but other than that I like it even though it’s pretty powerful.
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    July 8, 2015 at 8:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I thought I was pretty smart with that one!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    Good luck! Doesn’t sound fun but it’s a procedure that’s worthwhile. Enjoy your food afterwards.
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    July 8, 2015 at 8:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      The peace of mind is worth it, I just wish that I had more time in between them to get the memory out of my head!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Good luck today! You totally deserve a good treat after this – I vote M Burger. I haven’t had a colonoscopy yet but I really should start getting them soon with the history of Crohns and colon cancer in my family.
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    July 8, 2015 at 8:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You definitely should. Just bite the bullet and do it.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Gretchen | Gretchruns

    Ouch..that sounds horrible. So sorry that you have to go through that πŸ™ I love gummies and always say that I could live off them..but I don’t think I could actually go through that. This was an interesting WIAW to share, so thanks for posting! And good luck at your colonoscopy! Hoping for good news πŸ™‚
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    July 8, 2015 at 9:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I also love ice cream, but even I draw the line!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I think that I have done a really good job of not bugging you about today…………I want a medal, too!
    The gummy bears are a new idea and I’ll remember them for next time.

    Good luck and please let me know how it goes, I AM your mom after all and I do worry (a bit)
    love you,
    mommy

    July 8, 2015 at 9:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You were very, very good–So proud! LOVE YOU

      July 9, 2015 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I hope it all goes well for you! I’m sure you are more than ready to eat real food!
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    July 8, 2015 at 9:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Edible things are magical. i love vegetables.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply neil@neilshealthymeals.com

    OMG so thinking of what you are going through and good luck for that colonoscopy. We’ve got gummy bears here, so you’ll be relieved to know what if you ever have to have your procedure done here, we can get you those, no problems.

    Fingers crossed from Lynne and I. πŸ˜€
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    July 8, 2015 at 9:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Fantastic. I would like some gummies and a stiff tea, thank you.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I hope everything goes okay today. Sending you a BIG hug.
    That’s really interesting that you can still eat gummy bears, I never knew they went back to liquid. Crazy little things they are.
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    July 8, 2015 at 10:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      YAY CHEMICALS
      Thank you, hug totally accepted.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat

    Hope it all went smooth as possible, thinking of you! I was lucky when I got scheduled for mine in December they wanted to do it so quickly I didn’t have the worst time (minus the drink that stupid effing drink that gives me nightmares still). I saw my GI on a Tuesday and was scheduled for Thursday morning. But broth saved my life. I didn’t know about gummy bears I will keep that in mind!
    I’ve been thinking of you too because I am going to have to start getting IV iron and curious if you have ever had to? My iron levels are not improving one bit!
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    July 8, 2015 at 10:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Boo about your iron levels! I’ve had IV iron in the hospital–but I don’t remember any negatives from it. Definitely helped me out.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    MMM now I want some gummi bears…but not a colonoscopy. Hope it went well!
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    July 8, 2015 at 11:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’ve got some left over for you πŸ˜€

      July 9, 2015 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Rae

    This does not sound like fun. Hopefully everything went ok and you are well fed!
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    July 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Definitely isn’t how I would recommend you spend your time.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    So my first colonoscopy, I was like sweet I can have Jello! I went out and bought strawberry and orange. I came home and re-read the instructions and saw that I couldn’t have red and orange jello. Whomp whomp. So I went out and got lemon and lime and mixed them with Sprite! Delicious at the time, but now I’m so sick of lemon and lime haha. I didn’t know I could have had gummy bears!!
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    July 8, 2015 at 12:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yup. The gummy bears thing was something I discovered last time. Seriously a life saver. But the idiot red dye thing pisses me off.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    I hope that you have now had a big lunch and enjoying ALL.THE.FOOD!!
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    July 8, 2015 at 1:24 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is so funny, you try to eat after, but you can only eat in increments because of all the air! It is a cruel joke.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Prep is like the WORST! During my first prep was when I first tried coconut water….that’s why I think I hate it so much now πŸ˜› I also can never drink chicken broth again πŸ˜›
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    July 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I tried coconut water for the first time during my (now) second to last prep, and it was so close to the consistency of the prep liquid they had me do that time that I literally can’t even think about trying it again. NO

      July 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply meredith@ Cookie ChRUNicles

    Good luck today! I hope you eat something really big and satisfying tonight! I can only relate to this by my memory of the fasting glucose test when I was pregnant – I wasn’t allowed to eat first and hello, we know I need to eat in the morning, that I couldn’t even make it. They had to let me eat eggs and a bagel so I didn’t pass out before taking the test. Awful memory, I felt so sick!
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    July 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Omg I’ve already had this discussion with Alex about the glucose test. I’m terrified of it. Seriously. I can’t believe that you had to eat before the test. You poor thing!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    Oh Susie! You’re a champ to make light out of this. Hoping all goes well today! I’m pulling for you! πŸ™‚
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    July 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Ashley! That means so much!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Earl-Leigh

    Go to M Burger and eat your face off…but not literally because I like your face! I haven’t had a colonoscopy before but I do have to get my lady bits examined soon. Maybe they’ll throw that into the appointment?
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    July 8, 2015 at 4:10 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Wouldn’t hurt to ask! And thank you–I’m rather attached to my mug as well.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    That sounds awful and I need to make an appointment because I’m 51, but I’m so freaked out about anesthesia and the entire process. But you know what, I’m going to call and make the appointment right now!

    Ok, I did it. Gulp!

    I hope all went well and you’re eating as I type this.

    July 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      YAY Linda! I’m actually really happy to hear that. Who knows, there might be nothing there–and then you are golden. And the Twilight sleep that they use for the procedure is easy peasy. Laughing gas is way way harder on your body. Twilight is like a little nap!
      And I’ll hold your hand the whole way!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply GiGi Eats

    WTF THOSE POPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All I eat is chicken broth……. UGH. I mean, NO I LOVEEEEE COLONOSCOPY PREP! It’s the best, it’s like sex. FOR SUREEEE.
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    July 8, 2015 at 4:22 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      K, well, that is taking it too far!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    Sure hope today flew by for you really fast!
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    July 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It did not. lol.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Amber @ Awakened Nutrition

    Good luck with the results! Sounds like you’ve got the Prep diet figured out! I agree that everyone should have a colonoscopy. I was almost denied a colonoscopy at age 28 and then they ended up finding pre-cancerous cells. Thank god I pushed for the procedure! Hang in there girl!

    July 8, 2015 at 6:47 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can’t believe that you were almost denied a colonoscopy. And thank god indeed that you pushed for it. Wow. What made you do that? Just a weird feeling?

      July 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm
      • Reply Amber Williford

        I actually had a super stressful job and every day I went to work I had this crazy bloated belly on the lower abdomen area and was constipated which never happened to me in my life. I was already suffering from leaky gut which caused me to have a bunch of food allergies and bloated any time I consumed those foods but this was a very strange kind of bloating that I never experienced before. I also had colon cancer in my family so that was another factor in why they finally decided to test me. The funny thing is they didn’t figure out what was wrong with me except giving me the blanket IBS diagnosis for when they don’t know what’s wrong with you, but once I quit that job a month or so later the lower belly bloating and constipation went away. So I guess that was gods way of catching the polyps before they turned into something more serious!

        July 9, 2015 at 2:46 pm
        • Reply suzlyfe

          Goodness. Well, IBS has been proven to have a serious link to psychological issues (and vice versa)–cognitive behavioral therapy is a big part of treatment these days. I’m glad that you are feeling and doing better!

          July 10, 2015 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment

    Well, I hope all went well today. πŸ™‚ I really applaud you for keeping such an upbeat attitude about the whole procedure. I have not had one done personally, but those around me have and it is not an easy thing.
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    July 8, 2015 at 6:57 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      They’ve gotta figure out a way to make it easier. Seriously.

      July 9, 2015 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Amy Lauren

    I hope your colonoscopy went well. I honestly didn’t realize you could eat anything on the prep; my mom had one a few years ago and she had to drink lots of nasty stuff but I don’t remember her being able to eat gummy bears or popsicles (and as much as she probably wouldnt’t those foods at least it’s something!). I have not had a colonoscopy, but I haven’t had any major digestive issues, so I’ll wait until I’m 45 or 50 or whatever the standard age for screening is. My mom’s prep was the worst though, good luck with refueling afterwards and definitely treat yourself!
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    July 8, 2015 at 7:02 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks–yeah, the gummy bears things is a newer discovery (that they go back to water at body temp). A lot of people do popsicles of some variety, and others do coconut water (but nooooo thank you).

      July 9, 2015 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    Uggh, so sorry you have to deal with that, I know it is not fun. I’ve never had one personally, but have taken care of patients that have and I know it’s awful! You have a good attitude about it! Those pops look good!
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    July 8, 2015 at 7:40 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I try to keep a smile, but it was NOT fun. I wish it was!

      July 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    I had no idea about the gummy bears, but…yay for that! :O Those peach ginger + white tea pops look super good.

    That pulled chicken you ended up having after your procedure looked super good though! Great job on preparing for your colonoscopy like a boss!!

    July 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I tried! I wish it had been a little bit cleaner, rawr

      July 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Emily Smith

    My husband is having a colonoscopy next week, Their is a history of it in his family so this test really could save him if it detects anything early enough. I know he has to have a liquid diet before the exam. I will have to keep these diet ideas in mind so I can prepare this for him.

    July 17, 2015 at 10:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Good luck to your husband and your family! The liquid diet sucks, but the results are worth it. I hope that nothing is found!

      July 21, 2015 at 12:37 pm

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