Jan 13, 2011 - 7:29 am
I have surgery today to insert J tube feeding tube into my small intestine at Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston. It is an inpatient procedure with three days of recovery and training for the J Tube. I will begin Chemo Therapy once the incisions have healed properly. A J tube was needed because my cancer has reached my stomach which precludes the normal stomach G Tube.
This is a significant step for me along my treatment path at Dana Farber because it needed to inserted prior to my Chemo.
I have stuggled to eat enough to maintain or increase my weight so this is a welcome supplement (I hope supplement) to my nutrition. I am nervous about having this contraption with me all the time, and about how I will sleep, but recognize that since many others have done this, so will I. I seem to be getting used to odd contraptions
My family and my sweet Natthana will be all around me, which is a great comfort. This seems a more significant step to me then the duel power port I had inserted 10 days ago. Here we go, I guess.
Thanks William for preparing me for my hard trip.