I was the "lucky" person who had to have 6 colonoscopies in a year! (long story). My advice is put the mixture in a cup with a lid and use a straw. If you cannot smell it is not as bad. The straw lets you put it to the back of your tongue so you do not taste as much. Drink lots of clear fluids and you clear out faster. Use vaseline or zinc on your butt. And keep telling yourself " I can do this". Count the hours till it will be over! Helps pass the time….especially when you can think only 3 more hours or whatever and this will be done! Wishing you well! You can do this!