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#148115 - 04/11/12 09:20 PM Re: help with feeding tube issue [Re: plantgirl]  
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The stomach heals very quickly. After only a couple days it was almost completely closed. I would guess at about 2 weeks to heal the spot left from my first PEG tube.

Good luck!!!


Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo extended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line w/ IV antibiotics 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3 times in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile
#148172 - 04/13/12 12:58 AM Re: help with feeding tube issue [Re: plantgirl]  
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Well..got the feeding tube out. The actual removal part didn't hurt but I'm a little sore in the stomach area right now. Nothing I cant handle though. My tummy looks like it has 2 belly buttons now!
P.S. Thank you Christine and Charm. You always come through!!

Last edited by plantgirl; 04/13/12 01:08 AM.

4 cancerous tumors stage4 Surgery 10/26/2010 Radiation 2x a day for 4 weeks (started Dec 13th 2010)
Reccurance discovered Nov 2011. Tumor behind left jaw. Erbitux, Taxol and Paraplatin for 6 wk. Surgery scheduled for Feb
50 year old woman smoked for 30 years quit 3 years ago light drinker HPV +16
#148173 - 04/13/12 02:40 AM Re: help with feeding tube issue [Re: plantgirl]  
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YEA!!! Congrats on being tube -free!!! Glad the removal wasnt painful. You will feel much better very soon, it heals quickly.


Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo extended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line w/ IV antibiotics 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3 times in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile
#148197 - 04/13/12 01:19 PM Re: help with feeding tube issue [Re: ChristineB]  
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Thanks Christine. I forgot to mention I got the ok to go back to work in 10 days.
Cant wait...I work at a garden center this is busy time for us.


4 cancerous tumors stage4 Surgery 10/26/2010 Radiation 2x a day for 4 weeks (started Dec 13th 2010)
Reccurance discovered Nov 2011. Tumor behind left jaw. Erbitux, Taxol and Paraplatin for 6 wk. Surgery scheduled for Feb
50 year old woman smoked for 30 years quit 3 years ago light drinker HPV +16
#148209 - 04/13/12 04:08 PM Re: help with feeding tube issue [Re: plantgirl]  
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Plantgirl; Great progress: Tube out, cleared for work. Reminds me of this video from Wizard of Oz
Optimistic Voices: Wizard of Oz
Keep the Faith
charm


65 yr Old Frack
Stage IV BOT T3N2M0 HPV 16+
2007:72GY IMRT(40) 8 ERBITUX No PEG
2008:CANCER BACK Salvage Surgery
25GY-CyberKnife(5) 3 Carboplatin
Apaghia /G button
2012: CANCER BACK -left tonsilar fossa
40GY-CyberKnife(5) 3 Carboplatin

Passed away 4-29-13
#148212 - 04/13/12 06:21 PM Re: help with feeding tube issue [Re: Charm2017]  
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I thought about putting a jewel where my tube had been. Congrats on getting it out. That was a happy day for me, too.


Female, nonsmoker, 70, diag. 5/09 after tongue biopsy: stage IV. Left hemi-gloss. and left selec. neck disec. 30 lymph nodes removed May 20. Over 7 weeks daily rads. with three chemo. PEG removed 12/4/09 Am eating mostly soft foods. Back to work 11/09 Retired 4/1/11. 7 clear scans! Port out 9/11. 2/13. It's back: base of tongue, very invasive
surgery involving lifestyle changes. 2/14: Now speaking w/Passey-Muir valve. Considering a swallow study. Grateful to be alive.
#148213 - 04/13/12 06:38 PM Re: help with feeding tube issue [Re: zengalib]  
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Congratulations Plantgirl!! - the tube free accomplishment! I think the jewel is a great idea! Maybe even two jewels with one for the BButton! That way all you need to do is draw a smile underneath!


Anne-Marie
CG to son, Paul (age 33, non-smoker) SCC Stage 2, Surgery 9/21/06, 1/6 tongue Rt.side removed, +48 lymph nodes neck. IMRTx28 completed 12/19/06. CT scan 7/8/10 Cancer-free! ("spot" on lung from scar tissue related to Pneumonia.)



#148214 - 04/13/12 06:44 PM Re: help with feeding tube issue [Re: zengalib]  
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[quote=zengalib]I thought about putting a jewel where my tube had been. Congrats on getting it out. That was a happy day for me, too. [/quote

What a great idea!! If I were 20-30 years younger I would definately be doing that.

Charm thanks for the video..that's my favorite movie of all time!!


4 cancerous tumors stage4 Surgery 10/26/2010 Radiation 2x a day for 4 weeks (started Dec 13th 2010)
Reccurance discovered Nov 2011. Tumor behind left jaw. Erbitux, Taxol and Paraplatin for 6 wk. Surgery scheduled for Feb
50 year old woman smoked for 30 years quit 3 years ago light drinker HPV +16
#148493 - 04/19/12 12:20 PM Re: help with feeding tube issue [Re: plantgirl]  
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smile age matters not! Do what makes you happy!


Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan
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