Jul 06, 2013 - 5:31 am
I was just wondering if there were any others here who will have to keep a PEG tube in for life. I am right at 15 months now with my first PEG tube and it’s due to be changed next month. It has been a lifesaver to me but it has its times of just getting in the way and I want to just pull it out but then think, how will I eat. I found a new blender called a Nutr,Bullet that allows me to travel again because it is small enough to fit in my carry on and go with me anywhere. The thing I like the most about it is that I can put anything in it and make instant PEG food. I do notice that people stare at me or look at me through the corner of there eyes while eating but never say anything. Oh well I just keep doing what I am doing and eat my meal then go on my little way. I do have a question to ask, has anyone giving a name to there PEG tube. I call my PEG tube alien, because when it is hungry it starts to produce gas pockets that come out of the side of the tube and hurt really bad at times. I was in the kitchen one morning while my wife was making something to eat and my PEG got hunger and started with the gas. I slap it and said shut up alien your food is on its way; well my wife looked at me a said what. Then I told her I call my PEG tube alien because it feels like an alien eating my belly trying to come out when it is hungry, well she hit the floor laughing. Take care everyone and for those of you who have an alien or what ever you call it God bless.