I had the defecography test on Friday. For me, it was extremely uncomfortable— heck it was painful! However my anal cuff was already inflamed and “friable” as my GI stated in my January pouchoscopy report. I knew I was in trouble the night before when the mag prep burned like battery acid on exit. The digital exam prior to the test was excruciating and for whatever reason, they had to inject the barium paste twice, the second time with a longer nozzle! I was miserable. The test itself was interesting. I thought it weird to sit on such on a high toilet seat perch. I’m 6’1 and I couldn’t put my feet flat. I asked “isn’t it easier to evacuate with knees higher?” but nothing was changed. Just made evacuating slower so maybe that’s the purpose. Made me strain more. Anyway, the radiologist said everything looked good on first impression, but to of course talk with my doctor when the full report is completed. I had a 2-hour drive home afterwards and never felt the residual barium paste leaking. I was a mess when I got home - good thing I had put a pad in my underwear. The other crazy thing was 2 hours before I began the prep the night before, our septic tank backed up and the basement bathroom flooded. I was determined not to cancel the procedure since it had been postponed 6 weeks due to the virus. So I dealt with calling, waiting for, and dealing with a septic crew after drinking the first round of prep. I guess it’s funny now but I was a wreck. So stressful and what timing for the septic tank to be full that day. (sigh) The things we do, right?