Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What FUN!

Or maybe NOT! Today is the day of fasting and prep for the colonoscopy tomorrow. I made some gelatin from fruit juice and Knox unflavored gelatin powder. Got lots of juices, a few cans of broth. Even got soft tissue and cleansing wipes. I'm all set, except the whining. I want crackers with my broth! and add some barley to it. maybe some chunks of beef. Oh wait, guess that defeats the entire purpose of the clear liquids, doesn't it?

What was fun was going down to Texas this past weekend for my Aunt Jean's 80th birthday celebration. I got to visit Mom, see my brothers. Saw Dad and Kathie, lots of cousins and the whole new crop of littles the second cousins are producing. Noting that someone I once changed diapers on is now a grandfather... I am starting to feel a bit old.

Or maybe I just feel crispy. I snap, crackle and pop every time I have to get up.
I was told to NOT take any arthritis medications for five days before the procedure. I can sure tell what a difference the steroids were making. The Meloxicam pain medication I can do without! Or at least its side effects. Horrible nightmares.

Anyway, we had a great time visiting the family.

The drive home, Dan and I went off the beaten path. We meandered north and east, north and east, north and east in little increments across Oklahoma. We got on the beautiful OK HWY 2 for quite a ways. It took longer, but I had just been thinking on the drive down that I would someday like to see more of the parts of the state than I have. "Someday" I would like to do that. Monday was one of those "someday's".

Today, work was pretty chaotic. There was a lot of freight. I got sent out on several deliveries. When I finally got to doing the Returns, we had 25 battery cores to go out. There was NO WAY I was up to lifting 25 cores. I was doing good to find as many of the returns as I did. The assistant manager got stuck with putting the battery cores on the pallet. Good luck with finding the items I eventually gave up on. I worked straight through from 6:30 til after 1:00. On a bowl of jello and a bottle of coconut water, and some "*vitamin water". (*Nasty stuff tastes like diluted Koolaide. Not sure what it's sweetened with, but eewww!)
 I was about falling out by the time I got home! Another bowl of gelatin, and some broth helped a lot.
I told the boys I am not allowed online tomorrow after I get back from the hospital. I'm pretty sure they have a nefarious plan to record me while I am loopy.
 Thursday I go back to work, and have a Doc's appointment in the late afternoon.

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