My wife had her stomach removed.
She know has her esophagus connected to her Intestine (Jejunum)
She was on tpn in her artery for 6 months and could still not eat.
She was not getting the proper nutrition from just the tpn.
She could not eat anything without being extremely ill.
Her original surgeon insisted that all was ok and could not figure
out why she could not eat.
We went to another hospital for a second opinion.
Surgeons at the University of Michigan hospital (rated in the top 10 in the country) did find that she was left with holes in some of the connections where previous
Also her intestines in her were wrapped up way to tight for even liquid
to travel freely.
The U of M surgeons corrected her issues and put her on a feeding tube from
her intestine (Jejunum).
The problem is that she is instructed to eat 8 little meals a day if she can, like grazing.
But still stay on the feeding tube.
My wife says it still hurts a lot and she is still throwing up the liquid food that is
pumped in her tube.
She is not on any kemo, They cought it well in advance, but removed the stomach for saftey.
I would like to know if the pain eventually goes away and are you able to eat.