• Hopefully This Will Be a Short-Lived Blog

    By July 20th or shortly thereafter, we'll have a good idea what's going on. The way I figger it, there's three results that can come from the test I'm having done. Either he finds NOTHING, and we chalk the whole thing up as a new shade of color in the rich, colorful tapestry of Parkinson's disease, or he finds a few polyps and nips 'em all right out, or he finds at least one that's too big to nip out, so he takes a specimen and tests it. 10 days from now, we'll know better.
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And I Suppose That Is That!

Well, it seems like the Magnesium Citrate is finally doing its job.  Every 10 minutes or so, my rectum is full enough for me to go back into the potty and squeeze out what’s in there.  I expected to have less control over events, but the stuff still doesn’t come out unless I really bear … Continue reading

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 — So Far, Meh…

I dunno.  I don’t want to say I’m disappointed.  But I figgered by this time of the night I’d be rocketing liquid poo like a Saturn V rocket.  So far, just drizzles and squirts.  They are starting to come along more frequently now after taking the second bottle at 7.  But I really have to … Continue reading

July 19, 2011 — The Cleansing Begins

It’s 5:15 pm.  Took my first Magnesium Citrate at 4.  So far, one little squirt.  But it’s a nice dark brown and not particularly offensive. And the party rolls on!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 — Yikes!

I have never seen anything like this.  I have never SMELLED anything like this. The smell, best as I can describe it, reminds one of a mixture of rotting fish, lawn clippings and chemical cleansers. If you’re watching the video I shot today, this is what was coming out of me that you can NOT … Continue reading


Tuesday, July 19, 2011 — Last Day of the Blog: It Begins

Actually, it began last night. I think my Parkinson’s disease might be jealous over the attention I’ve been giving my gut difficulties.  Right before bedtime last night, I tried to poop out a new “heir to the throne” without success.  I stood to flush the toilet and started to do that little backwards step thing … Continue reading

Monday, July 18, 2011 — We’re Almost Done Here

Tomorrow is prep day.  I’ll have my regular coffee in the morning.  Then it’s clear liquids all day.  Jello.  Gatorade.  Then, starting at 4, it’s the flush.  Magnesium Citrate.  Once at 4, once at 7, again at 9.  Poopin’ till my eyes turn clear. Today… more mucus, more scum, more cramps, more feeling like I … Continue reading


Monday, July 18, 2011 — 48 Hours from Now

I’ll be in the waiting room at the gastroenterologist’s office.  I will be cleaner than clean, swept like a broom from a day of clear liquids and magnesium citrate.  By noon or so, I will at least have a better idea of just what in the fucking hell is going on with me. Woke up … Continue reading

Sunday, July 17, 2011 — And Boom Goes the Dynamite

It’s 12 noon.  Halfway through the day.  I get to eat whatever I want today and tomorrow.  Tuesday, clear liquids in the morning, start the prep in the afternoon.  Then Wednesday, the endoscopy and colonoscopy. I’m still clinging to my belief that this will all be written off as an irritated colon, or as just … Continue reading


Saturday, July 16, 2011 — THIS is What I’ve Been Waiting All Day For?

Had a nice lunch yesterday, a big bowl of shredded wheat before I went to bed.  I was expecting an explosion this morning. No such luck. All day.  All damn day I’ve been walking around feeling like I had a bowling ball in my colon. Several attempts at relief were fruitless. Then, at around 6:30 … Continue reading


Friday, July 15, 2011 — What in God’s Name is THAT???

Got up this morning, did my usual things.  Weighed myself.  Gained back that pound-and-a-half I lost yesterday.  Round about 9:30, I made my way to the bathroom to see what sort of hellish creature was waiting in my colon. Let me preface this. In all of my 56-1/2 years of life, I do not recall … Continue reading


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