CSN Login
Members Online: 17

Confused after EGD

Donna70's picture
Donna70
Posts: 920
Joined: Aug 2009

Hi,
Well, got my EGD and did not get the stent or tube. The dr was going to put a j tube in my small intestine since he said that my achalasia prevented the stent placement. But when he tried he could not do the j tube because my small intestine was not in easy reach. So went home like I came. He said everything looked alright and that I had some radiation effects in my esophagus but he did not say to me or Ron that the tumor had shrunk and we were so confused about all the j tube talk we forgot to ask, now that is worrying me big time. He did biopsies but he did not say of what, so I am calling next week for those results but also I am asking for a copy of the EGD so I can see what he saw. It was a very confusing day and he said he could not do the feeding tube in the stomach either. Thanks for those prayers but can't imagine how I am going to get enough nutrition in the next 5 wks, those special feedings were mentioned also, TNP??? not sure don't know much about them. take care and stay strong everyone!!
Donna70

kitten0385's picture
kitten0385
Posts: 278
Joined: Apr 2009

Donna,
The special feedings you are talking about are called TPNs, I've also heard them called CVNs. Since I can't eat at all right now, that is what I am surviving on. It runs for 12 hours a night. So far, I haven't lost any weight because of it, but have lost some nutrion, so they watch my protein levels and everything very closely. Good luck!
Cathy

Donna70's picture
Donna70
Posts: 920
Joined: Aug 2009

Hi Cathy,
Thanks so much for that info. The dr mentioned it to me so don't know if that is what they are thinking. Since I started treatment, I have lost 16 lbs even with the shakes, ensure etc. I could not get that name straight. thanks again and hope you are feeling a lot better. take care,
Donna70

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network