Re: Need some encouragement! Trying to drink the GoLytely! (sp?)
Let me just say how absolutely SORRY I am for you!! Anyone that has gone through that procedure knows what a pain in the rear the prep is. The surgery is a piece of cake....drinking that nasty stuff down is the worst part.
I started out great, I chugged down the first glass just fine. But then they told me that I had to drink a glass every TEN MINUTES!! I was practically just finishing the first glass and it was time for another. It's not awful tasting, but when you have to drink 4 liters of ANYTHING (even Pepsi or water), your body is just not receptive!
To be perfectly honest, I didn't quite finish the whole thing and he told me that I had prepared myself fantastically. I started getting dry heaves because the taste of it was activating my gag reflex.
My best advice for you....pamper yourself. In between glasses I made myself lots of cups of boulion. It was like eating chicken soup without the noodles, and got the gross taste of the nasty stuff out of my mouth. I also drank lots of hot chocolate and ate some jello. Those things were all okay for me to eat according to the doctor, and were very helpful in cleansing my palete for each additional glass.
I wish you the best of luck, and hope it all turns out okay for you. Once you get that drink down, the worst is over!!