Peg tube

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RE: Peg tube

by Sdurnell on Tue Jul 03, 2018 02:49 AM

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On Jul 01, 2018 4:35 PM Santiva wrote:

There is some discomfort but only for 5 seconds, It saved my husband’s life. He had it put in at the beginning of treatment and by week 4 relied on it. He would do it again. He is now cancer free one year after. He was unable to even swallow liquid meds, the alcohol burned his throat. He was able to have all regular (by, cholesterol, etc) and liquid pain meds and nutrition (ensure) through the tube. I don’t think he could have survived without one. Good luck. Do it.

Saved my life as well.  After radiation I was unable to swallow anything at all--even my own saliva--for months.  A tube is nothing to fear, and you should not worry about having it removed either.

Susan

RE: Peg tube

by reissens on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:40 AM

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On Jun 01, 2018 11:32 PM Shirleyperez wrote:

Is it painful to have a peg tube re owed from your stomach?smp

When i got mine removed i was already for quick out patient proceedure...nurse came in ..prep me ..she deflated baloon and out it came...took 5 seconds!! Now my scar looks like Iron man arc reactor!!!  My wife says i am a superhero now..lol..  but we all are on here!!

RE: Peg tube

by Sdurnell on Wed Jul 18, 2018 07:32 AM

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On Jul 14, 2018 10:40 AM reissens wrote:

On Jun 01, 2018 11:32 PM Shirleyperez wrote:

Is it painful to have a peg tube re owed from your stomach?smp

When i got mine removed i was already for quick out patient proceedure...nurse came in ..prep me ..she deflated baloon and out it came...took 5 seconds!! Now my scar looks like Iron man arc reactor!!!  My wife says i am a superhero now..lol..  but we all are on here!!

I call my scar my bullet hole.

RE: Peg tube

by hisprincesstoo on Wed Jul 18, 2018 05:15 PM

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On Jul 18, 2018 7:32 AM Sdurnell wrote:

On Jul 14, 2018 10:40 AM reissens wrote:

On Jun 01, 2018 11:32 PM Shirleyperez wrote:

Is it painful to have a peg tube re owed from your stomach?smp

When i got mine removed i was already for quick out patient proceedure...nurse came in ..prep me ..she deflated baloon and out it came...took 5 seconds!! Now my scar looks like Iron man arc reactor!!!  My wife says i am a superhero now..lol..  but we all are on here!!

I call my scar my bullet hole.

lol  I call mine my second belly button.  Mine is an innie  ;)

RE: Peg tube

by hisprincesstoo on Wed Jul 18, 2018 05:26 PM

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On Jul 18, 2018 7:32 AM Sdurnell wrote:

On Jul 14, 2018 10:40 AM reissens wrote:

On Jun 01, 2018 11:32 PM Shirleyperez wrote:

Is it painful to have a peg tube re owed from your stomach?smp

When i got mine removed i was already for quick out patient proceedure...nurse came in ..prep me ..she deflated baloon and out it came...took 5 seconds!! Now my scar looks like Iron man arc reactor!!!  My wife says i am a superhero now..lol..  but we all are on here!!

I call my scar my bullet hole.

lol  I call mine my second belly button.  Mine is an innie  ;)

RE: Peg tube

by Diamond_David on Thu Aug 09, 2018 04:13 PM

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Yes But like a bees sting. They do not put you out. Take a wooden spoon with you. Doctor laid me flat on a table, I bit teh spoon, he actually put his knew on me 1,2,3 YANK

hurt like hell for 45 second, he pressed a bandage on the hole whcih clsoed up in 2 minutes and it was over.

take a wooden spoon for your teeth, no joke

RE: Peg tube

by Sdurnell on Fri Aug 10, 2018 04:34 AM

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Get a balloon tube.  They don't really hurt at all to get out;  I did my own, twice;  once was accidental, the other time on purpose.

RE: Peg tube

by hisprincesstoo on Fri Aug 10, 2018 03:19 PM

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On Aug 10, 2018 4:34 AM Sdurnell wrote:

Get a balloon tube.  They don't really hurt at all to get out;  I did my own, twice;  once was accidental, the other time on purpose.

are there other kinds of tubes?

RE: Peg tube

by Sdurnell on Sun Aug 12, 2018 05:33 AM

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Yes.  Some have another kind of anchor and require surgical removal, I believe.  And there are NG tubes that go in through the nose, and J-tubes that skip the stomach altogether and go straight into the jejunum.

Susan

RE: Peg tube

by hisprincesstoo on Sun Aug 12, 2018 05:46 PM

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On Aug 12, 2018 5:33 AM Sdurnell wrote:

Yes.  Some have another kind of anchor and require surgical removal, I believe.  And there are NG tubes that go in through the nose, and J-tubes that skip the stomach altogether and go straight into the jejunum.

Susan

I had a gtube n a g/j-tube that had 2 ends on both sides.   both went through the same outer tummy hole. when my first tube ripped out of the stomach they put in a new hole in the stomach.  I figure the angle was off and was quite uncomfortabe when I moved, especially laying down.  all 3 tubes I had were balloon.  

not sure all this makes sense  ;)

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