I agree with other comments… it’s really not bad. It was over only moments after I got in there… (or so it seemed). I found the biggest deal for me was being weak the morning after cleaning out my system with the liquids I drank the night before– when I got to the hospital that morning to check in, they were asking me all sorts of questions (about insurance etc) that I had trouble answering because of my low blood sugar. Next time I will do an advanced check in the day before so I don’t have to try and be conversant that morning. But I sure appreciated the chance for a total colon cleanse, and the colonoscopy was a great excuse for that. Plus, just knowing that I am doing something really really important for my health gave me comfort. Many of my friends don’t have health insurance and can’t afford it and would love to have the privilege you have — celebrate your great fortune!