I ran to the Grocery Store with a special shopping list.
You see, the Colonoscopy is right around the corner.
For 5 days - No Seeds, No Nuts, No fibrous vegetables like celery or green beans.
Then it is a two day fast, clear liquids only.
The part that really confused me was the vegetables.
I had to call the doctors office, and ask what kind of vegetables I could eat.
Can I eat lettuce ? Can I eat an apple ?
Yes and yes.
But it just confused me, because all vegetables have fiber.
Then I asked "Can I have oatmeal and strawberries for breakfast?"
Yes to the oatmeal, and no to the strawberries because strawberries have little seeds.
Frankly, when the nurse said I could have oatmeal, I didn't believe her.
I usually buy the organic, steel cut, slow-cooking oatmeal.
I just look at it, and I think I see seeds somewhere.
So I am being careful, and will go back to have a white bread bagel and cream cheese for breakfast.
In addition to that, here's what I bought. I kind of splurged on foods in the no-nut, no-seeds, no fiber category.
Organic White Bread (Just what is the purpose of organic white bread anyway?)
Kings Hawaiian White Bread
White Bagels with cream cheese.
4 bottles of Gatorade - green and yellow
1 six pack of Sprite
1 large grape juice
1 large apple juice
4 boxes of Jello - 2 pineapple, 1 lime and 1 lemon
1 large box plain Gelatine (contains 7 grams of protein per packet)
Arizona Ice Tea
Snapple Green Tea
Popscicle Great White popscicles - these are white flavored popscicles with no color added. The package says they are made with out coloring so they are kid-friendly and mess-free. I think they are really made for people about to have colonoscopies.
The last thing I needed was Beef Consume.
A friend who is also hypoglycemic, and had a colonoscopy said the cans of Campbells Beef Consume have 8 grams of protein each.
And she lived off of them when she was on her liquid diet.
The Ralphs I normally go to did not have them.
So I need to go looking at other stores this weekend.
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