I talked to my GI doctor's office this week and it was decided that I am going to continue cleaning out on the schedule that I am on until further notice or something changes - every other day. This is going to get old real quick. Today magnesium citrate bottle count was number twenty-seven. It's kind of funny, I have to go to Target to get my magnesium citrate. I have tried numerous types but it is the only type that tastes decent enough to keep down and have it stay down. When I go to Target, I clean out the shelves - I buy it all. The cashiers look at me like I am insane. I love it!
- "Do you run some type of nursing home facility?"
- "Oh what a cute little glass bottle! I've never saw this before." (I'm laughing to myself thinking yeah, what it does is real "cute" as well.)
- "Oh my gosh that stuff is horrible! I've had to drink it before. The last sip is the worst!" (Cashier after my own heart.)
It's a really odd life and situation to be in; who does a bowel prep every other day? I do and I'm twenty-four but I've adjusted and accepted it. It's really weird but it's kind of comforting knowing that this is how it's going to go from here on out hopefully; I'm going to clean out. Last year was so up in the air, it was crazy both physically and emotionally. Am I having surgery, when is my surgery, will my surgery work?
This year will hopefully be different. This year I'm cleaning out. This year I'd like to live just a little. I am a home body. I love being at home. I have everything to keep me occupied and busy. I have never been the type to be bored at home. However this year I'm getting out. Last year I only made it to Philadelphia and having a gastric emptying scan or an anorectal manometry is no vacation. I am going to Indiana to spend some time with one of my close friends which I am extremely excited about. I am also going to New York City. It is going to be interesting to see how I am going to travel and get through or around my clean outs. I am determined to travel.
I am excited about the upcoming year. I am working on some personal changes, a more liquid diet and walking more to help with bloating and distension. Hopefully this year will be a much smoother, less health event but fun year.