I can't believe anyone would try to drink the mixture without holding their nose!!!
That being said, I no longer find it so objectional a mixture to get down. Yeah, occasionally the gag reflex kicks in but it's really not all that bad. It's certainly better than the epsom mixture in my opinion.
The second flush I did I threw up the OO/juice in the morning. I still had a decent flush and have no aversion to olive oil....in fact I work very hard to use it in everything I can because it is just so good for you.
Far as a reward or self pity thing goes...I do my best to not take a negative attitude toward the flush...like I'm suffering through some god-awful trauma. I feel very fortunate to have been able to find this information in time to save my gallbladder...and the flush isn't just rridding me of stones...it's "fine-tuning" my system so I can live a more comfortable, healthier life. That's truly nothing to feel bad about. It's a very small chunk out of my life and for enormous benefits.