I opened my mouth during my annual health check-up and ended up with an order to get a colonoscopy. I received detailed instruction to prepare my colon. I went to CVS and was given a 4-liter intimidating large bottle with white powders inside. The day before the procedure, I was to clean out my inside through a liquid diet.
My master plan was to stay home and surf the web while drinking pink lemonade, sparkling water, chicken broth and the lemon flavored prep solution.
I love food. I eat any time I am hungry. Now it felt like food and I were on a relationship break. I missed food, but I couldn’t have any of it. I thought about sushi, burgers and fries, pasta, bread. I thought of numerous proper meals that I had in the past. I craved food.
I continued to drink the lemon flavored prep solution at the specified times and intervals. I can do this. A few more hours. Drink. Nap. Drink. Think about having a burger. Visit the bathroom. Drink. Knit. Drink. Fries. Drink. Visit the bathroom again. Nap some more. Drink. Drink. Finally, bottom up!
The procedure seemed easier than putting food out of my mind. After the procedure, I ordered a brunch burger and fries. I swallowed it, tasting every bite. The liquid diet brought a new feeling of tremendous gratitude of being able to eat. Just eat.
Food, I am glad we are together again after a very brief separation! Love you!