i finally have to say it.....
it's the stuff you have to swallow to clean your bowel before a colonoscope. yeah, that's right - it's the year-end & i'm giving myself a rear-end look-see. well, actually my friend the surgeon has the dubious honour.
1st, i had to skip the usual breakfast, & instead dissolve a packet of fortrans into about a litre of water. that's the easy part.
the "fear factor" part is trying to swallow the lot in 1 sitting. actually, it doesn't taste like maggots or cows' intestines (not that i know how they taste like) & it doesn't taste horrible at all but at the same time, it's has bland sort of unpalatable taste.
it doesn't get absorbed into the body like how normal fluids do, but instead function as a bowel wash-out. after a few hours, i get a bloated kind of sensation in the tummy but nothing else happened.
that's what the 2nd packet is for. an hour after taking this, with much difficulty of course (remember fear factor?), i had to go to the toilet & out came yesterday's breakfast, lunch & dinner in 1 fell swoop!
at the surgeon's clinic, i was given sedation with a pain-killer, & the procedure went without a hitch. at certain stages, i felt a sharp discomfort but that was bearable. it was over in 20mins.
the examination result was NORMAL...yayy!
although cancers may not be avoidable, there's no reason why we all can't submit ourselves to screening procedures proven to be effective diagnostic tools for early detection for the disease. so guys, go for the scopes & ladies, pap smears & mammograms.
good health to all for the new year!