I had a colonoscopy in January to rule out Crohn's disease. Everyone I know who's had one told me "the prep is worse than the exam" so I was dreading it. I had to buy a bottle of Miralax at Walgreen's, dissolve it in 2 gallons of any clear beverage (I chose lemon-lime Gatorade), and drink 8 ounces every 15 minutes until it was gone. By the time the Miralax started working, I'd been on clear liquids for nearly 24 hours so everything that came out was liquid--not the greatest, but not nearly as bad as I had been imagining. My biggest problem was that my buttocks got sore from prolonged contact with the toilet seat! The scope itself wasn't bad at all. I don't remember exactly what drugs I was given, I'm pretty sure I got Versed and something else, but I was off in la-la-land for most of the procedure. I woke up at one point and saw the monitor, and I remember asking the nurse "Is it okay if I watch that?" but then I went back to sleep. Apparently at one point I was babbling about Queen because 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was on the radio in the room...I guess I told everyone that they're my favorite band, I have all their albums, and then waxed eloquent about the problems they had recording 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and making 3 guys sound like 300...I hope they were amused. Then when I got into recovery my husband was waiting for me with a box of lemon-filled Paczki, so I didn't need the hospital crackers and juice. Plus I found out I don't have Crohn's disease, so all in all it was a good experience.