Upon advice from some folks here, I started eating lighter the week before the procedure with a serious effort to drink more liquids and eat less heavy food like eliminating as much meat and dairy as possible.
Saturday morning, June 17th, I cleared the deck with my fairly regular enema sessions. I had three good, cleansing salt and baking soda enemas to the point of just returning a yellow tinged water with no solids. I had read soap, which I rarely use any way, can cause colon irritation for several days afterwards. I avoided that potential complication of having the doc think I had colitis or something worse.
As of Sunday morning, June 18th, I did not consume dairy. No cheese, milk or butter. That same evening I ate green jello and drank only orange or lemon-aide clear liquids with a very light supper of only toast and chicken soup. I missed chocolate most of all.
Monday morning rolled around all too soon, procedure day minus one! Breakfast was a plain bagel. No cream cheese or spreads of any kind. The rest of the day until noon was green jello and yellow gatorade.
The dreaded noon hour finally arrived and I mixed up the SuPrep almost as directed. I had put the SuPrep bottles in the refrigerator to chill and mixed them with equally cold lemon-lime gatorade for the first dose. It wasn't horrible but it did seem quite salty and a bit bubbly. Over the next hour I drank 32 oz of water and 20oz of more orange gatorade though the action started before all the water was in.
At approximately 12:40PM, the last nearly normal bowel movement was had. All after that were pure liquid as the oral enema hit full force. With each trip to the bathroom, BMs grew less dark and clearer with each one at about 15-20 minute intervals.None of the BMs were explosive but there was some gas mixed in and while not urgent, do not be more than a few seconds from the toilet if you can avoid it.
By 6:00PM, the prescribed next dose of SuPred, most action was over from the first dose and I had hopes I would be able to sleep through the night and be well rested.
With the 6:00PM dose, action was within 15 minutes and completely yellow with only a bit of cloudiness. I continued to drink chicken broth, green jello, gatorades and ginger ale throughout the night until bedtime.
Most action had subsided by 11:00PM but all that liquid kept me going to the bathroom a few times with a full bladder, once at 2AM and again at about 4AM.
By Procedure day, June 20th, I was feeling a little dehydrated but actually slept a good bit. I showered and prepared to meet my ride as they would not allow me to come in alone in case they had to sedate me. I was adamant that they would not sedate me but they would not waver.
Tips for colon prep patients:
Apply liberal amounts of your favorite skin protectant well before the action starts. Preparation-H, Vaseline, diaper rash cream (zinc oxide) or anything else that will form a barrier between your bottom and the highly irritating effluent that is about to erupt from your backside.
DO NOT TRUST A FART! Once you take the first sip of the prep, your bowels will lie to you.
Wear underwear you can throw away, the skin protectant could stain it and in case of thinking you need to fart, you will be surprised.
Use baby wipes since they are cool and moist. Unscented and hypoallergenic are best if you have sensitive skin.
Pat, don't wipe. Wiping will only irritate the tender parts where the sun don't shine.
Drink as much clear liquid as you can stand, more than the minimum if you can tolerate it.
Wear something easy to get off when you need to be on the toilet. No intricate belts or button fly.