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Meow Monday: Prep Buddies

Today is my third annual colonoscopy… which means that I’ve gotten past the hard part: Prep Day.   I hung out with the cats on the couch all day yesterday and followed the clear liquid diet and choked down the two liters of “Moviprep!”  (Side of snark: What I really want to know… is why the exclamation mark in “Moviprep!”?  Is it really necessary?  I say no.)

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

Anyway, this time around I did a little google research before buying my arsenal of prep day supplies.  The pamphlet from the doctor’s office is pretty brief, and I was tired of jello and broth.  (The best Google discovery is that root beer is considered a “clear liquid”… go figure!)

So just in case you’re interested in a high-sugar, high-sodium, all-liquid diet… here’s a list of what I stocked for Prep Day:

(Or if you too have to get a colonoscopy done)

  • sparkling water, to mix with juice
  • white grape juice
  • Gatorade (no red or purple)
  • jello (just in case)
  • lime popsicles
  • Italian ice
  • chicken/vegetable broth
  • root beer (excellent for clearing the Moviprep aftertaste)
  • straws!

The cats helped by snuggling on the couch and being on their best behavior (mostly…)

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

Now that Prep Day is over, the procedure will be out of the way shortly, and I’ll have a day of rest on the couch with a few favorite movies!

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