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adventurebob
Posts: 691
Joined: Jun 2010

I am now officially a member! That stinky old tube served me well but I am absolutely overjoyed to be rid of it. Doc says I can jump in the ocean tomorrow! Wahooo!!!!

Bob

Mikki332
Posts: 49
Joined: Nov 2010

What an exciting day for you! Hoping my husband gets there in the next month or so as well!

rmkbrad
Posts: 177
Joined: Dec 2009

I could not wait to get mine out, forced myself to eat solid food and put some weight on to convince the docs to take it out. Kind of freakey when they pull it out, but what a releif, now cann't wait to have my pic line taken out next week.

Brad

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Kent Cass
Posts: 1746
Joined: Nov 2009

Welcome to the club. Watch for seepage, and any signs of infection. Does happen. Small price to pay for being in this club. Great to hear.

kcass

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GraceLibby
Posts: 88
Joined: Jul 2010

Congrats on joining the club! It's a huge relief, isn't it?

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D Lewis
Posts: 1533
Joined: Jan 2010

Bob's a member of the club! Glad to have you!

Deb

greg from pa
Posts: 86
Joined: Jun 2010

This is one of those great things about this site! We all get to share the good news along with the sometimes not so good news. yeah I just got mine out on wednsday.the dietician at the cancer center was given me a rough time about not APPROVING removal until i gained more weight. well, It's out now what a friggin relief! I hated that thing. Greg

greg from pa
Posts: 86
Joined: Jun 2010

This is one of those great things about this site! We all get to share the good news along with the sometimes not so good news. yeah I just got mine out on wednsday.the dietician at the cancer center was given me a rough time about not APPROVING removal until i gained more weight. well, It's out now what a friggin relief! I hated that thing. Greg

greg from pa
Posts: 86
Joined: Jun 2010

This is one of those great things about this site! We all get to share the good news along with the sometimes not so good news. yeah I just got mine out on wednsday.the dietician at the cancer center was given me a rough time about not APPROVING removal until i gained more weight. well, It's out now what a friggin relief! I hated that thing. Greg

greg from pa
Posts: 86
Joined: Jun 2010

This is one of those great things about this site! We all get to share the good news along with the sometimes not so good news. yeah I just got mine out on wednsday.the dietician at the cancer center was given me a rough time about not APPROVING removal until i gained more weight. well, It's out now what a friggin relief! I hated that thing. Greg

greg from pa
Posts: 86
Joined: Jun 2010

This is one of those great things about this site! We all get to share the good news along with the sometimes not so good news. yeah I just got mine out on wednsday.the dietician at the cancer center was given me a rough time about not APPROVING removal until i gained more weight. well, It's out now what a friggin relief! I hated that thing. Greg

greg from pa
Posts: 86
Joined: Jun 2010

This is one of those great things about this site! We all get to share the good news along with the sometimes not so good news. yeah I just got mine out on wednsday.the dietician at the cancer center was given me a rough time about not APPROVING removal until i gained more weight. well, It's out now what a friggin relief! I hated that thing. Greg

greg from pa
Posts: 86
Joined: Jun 2010

sorry about the multiple posts mistake.(but it does seem to express some degree or relief) Greg

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Scambuster
Posts: 975
Joined: Nov 2009

Good one Bob. you can roll over and over and over in bed now !

Scam

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adventurebob
Posts: 691
Joined: Jun 2010

You know what I'm so happy about.

Bob

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JUDYV5
Posts: 392
Joined: Jun 2010

Congrats on your new found freedom - Judy

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adventurebob
Posts: 691
Joined: Jun 2010

Thank you for sharing in my joy. I woke up this morning on my stomach. It was so nice. Today is the big swim in the ocean. I'm so excited!

Bob

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Greg53
Posts: 830
Joined: Apr 2010

Great news Bob!

A jealous husband and a .32 special is how I explain mine - that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

Hike on!!

Greg

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luv4lacrosse
Posts: 1392
Joined: Jul 2010

Bob, what series of events occurred when you knew you had the confidence to live without the tube?

I am eating food by mouth, but mostly soups, pasta, caseroles ETC. In addition to that I can easily drink numerous bottles of Boost, Ensure, ETC. I do not consider Boost a real food, just a way to get calories. I theoretically could dring enough of these to get 2000 cal. /day, but I think until I am rid of multiple bottles of this stuff, I am not eating enought solid food.

Your thoughts??

Mike

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adventurebob
Posts: 691
Joined: Jun 2010

Hey Mike,

As soon as I could get the calories I needed in by mouth every day, I scheduled the appointment. I was only waiting for a burn on my tongue to heal and as soon as that happened I started eating again. It took me 2 days to completely switch over. I get 1500 of my calories by smoothie and the other 1000 or so with whatever I want. I was a smoothie guy before cancer anyway so no real big change. I'm including my smoothie recipe for you as well as a coconut mousse recipe that really rocks. Happy eating budddy!
Smoothie
1 cup raw organic almonds
3 cups water
Blend until smoothe and then add:
1 tablespoon organic olive oil
1/2 cup organic prune juice
1 scoop NOW TRU FOOD VEGAN
6-8 raw organic spinach leaves (or kale or romaine or collard greens)
1/2 cup organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 raw organic apple
Blend to desired consistency. Add extra water or ice cubes if you want it cold or more liquid.
That is also the food I used for tube feedings all through radiation. The Vitamix makes it able to go through the tube no problem. I always used the kangaroo bags instead of the bolus method.

Coconut Mousse
1 can refrigerator cold organic coconut milk, 1/2 cup favorite fruit, agave nectar to taste. Blend until smoothe. This bad boy packs 800 calories in just 18 ounces and makes your taste buds sing! Enjoy Mike. I hope you get that tube out soon. It feels so good to be free of it.

Bob

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buzz99
Posts: 404
Joined: Sep 2010

Yahoo! Glad to hear you got to say goodbye to the tube. We are looking forward to that day for us.

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