12 hours, my ass

With apologies for the scatological pun…

As a requirement of my surgery, my intestines must be empty. This involves a liquid diet for today and tomorrow. And just to be sure, two 10-ounce bottles of Magensium Citrate. Dr. Friedman suggested that I take the first bottle at bedtime on Saturday night, “as it takes about 12 hours to begin working, and that way you’ll get most of the bowel-cleansing part out of the way late morning.”

We were out late last night, so I took the first bottle of “lemon flavor” wonder juice at about 1am.

I awakened at about 6am, with my intestines gurgling and heaving mightily, and off I took myself to the bathroom, the first of many trips over the next few hours.

Am currently downing the second of the two bottles, which I can hardly believe is necessary at this point.

It may be just me, or I may have to left Dr. F. know to modify his timelines for future patients.


Arlene’s career has spanned film, television and web production, artist development, content creation, and senior management for Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. She is currently the head of the Las Vegas offices of advertising agencies 87AM and Allied Integrated Marketing, which represent a number of prestigious resort, entertainment and hospitality clients both on the Strip and in Downtown and suburban Las Vegas

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