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Confused after EGD

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Donna70
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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

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kitten0385
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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

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Donna70
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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

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