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Thursday, 6 November 2008

Colonics?


Having spent a fun couple of hours at the hairdressers this afternoon amongst other things overhearing the Management Team hilariously discussing their joint experiences of going for Colonic Irrigation ( it was Quiet after all in the salon ) , I arrive home to find D has received his long awaited pre Colonoscopy Pack , which he withdraws from the brown package with some distaste .

D has had Bowel Issues for some months now but I have excercised considerable discretion in keeping my counsel regarding this ( or these ) matter(s) and have been given special permission to blog about the name of the pre colonoscopy enema medication which seems to go by the dubiously apt name of Fleet .
Apt judging by the exhortations to practice nil by mouth from lunchtime the day before ( indignant squeals from D ) and then to have a Day by the Lavatory once the Fleet has been taken . I won't go into further details lest I should come across as unsympathetic ....or indeed juvenile in my sense of humour ... but really ... Fleet!!!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am musing as to whether the name might allude to the fleet of delivery wagons required to ship in the requisite tonnage of lavatory paper? Or perhaps it hints that the patient will need to be fleet of foot after taking the medication? Time will no doubt provide us with an answer. Meanwhile our thoughts are with you D x

Silliyak said...

Here in the SF bay Area, once each year the Navy puts on a PR show of it's ships and aerial aerobatics. The sum is known as Fleet week. It's a very moving show.

MsCatCalls said...

Hopefully D will think on this in Dec as he practices his own aerobatics ?

BetteJo said...

You see those on the drug store shelves in the U.S., Fleet enemas. Well-known brand I guess.
Before my colonoscopy - I got the stuff you have to drink almost a gallon of which sends you to the bathroom for hours and hours. And the name of that? Go-lightly. Uh huh. Gotta wonder if people sit around a room cracking jokes while they're naming that stuff!

MsCatCalls said...

Go -Lightly ??? And I bet you did ??

Anonymous said...

Go-quickly might be more appropriate?

MsCatCalls said...

I was thinking along the lines Go-Easy myself .
Fitting on so so many levels ...

Silliyak said...

How about PooBGon?
Which brings up the subject of the generic name for Viagra...
Mycoxaphlopin

Anonymous said...

Oh tut, I had to change my trousers twice after reading Silliyak's comment aloud

Silliyak said...

The phrase "Fleet of foot" now brings up unfortunate images.

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