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Said goodbye to PEGgy :)

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TracyLynn72
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I said goodbye to Peggy this morning! It feels so strange to not have that thing hanging around. I wasso grateful to have had the PEG, I don't think I would have survived without one. I feel such a relief for it to be gone, though. The nurse said it looked great, clean and well maintained but that I definitely didn't needit any longer. She stuck a syringe in one of the ports on the end to deflate the balloon in my belly and pulled it right out. No pain, no flinching, nada! I watched!! The hole gurgled, a little liquid spilled out and she covered it with some gauze. Much easier than I expected. In and out in less than a half hour. Stopped to celebrate with a Bojangles bacon, egg and cheese biscuit :) 

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congrats!  so glad it didn't hurt.  i'd b scared 2 death...lol.  hope u very much enjoyed ur breakfast!  now enjoy the rest of ur day   Cool 

dj 

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I want the kind with a balloon!!  The kind with a bumper on the inside hurts to take out.....the Dr. compared it to yanking a quarter out a dime hole....

Congrats....there is a lot of warm fuzzy happening when that thing is GONE.

p

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Shoot! That's what I have. There were these little buttons they cut away a week after they put the PEG in. I can feel the other bumper under my skin. Ugghhh... When I had the drain pulled from my neck after surgery, it was similar in that the tube inside was larger than the tube outside and I ain't gonna lie... It hurt like MoFo! I had tears in my eyes! Yes... I'm a wimp when it comes to pain... 

The only warm fuzzy I want is when the pain meds kick in after they yank it! ~lol~

"T"

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debbiejeanne
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t, i'm w/u, i DON'T do well w/pain!!  gimme the drugs...lol.

dj

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too...they took them out a week later.  The port end of Peggy had 3 "caps"...one was very small with no lid and that's what they deflated the balloon through. 

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I have two openings that look like the inflatable end of a beach ball and one that's sealed. The larger one is for feeding and flushing. Maybe that's it but I'll know next week!

"T"

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TracyLynn72
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of how the end of mine looked.  

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I am so happy that Peggy bid you adieu without any pain or tears!  I don't know if my brother has a butoon or a balloon.  I'll just have to ask him.  Knowing him though, he won't know, or care!

Happy eating!

~Shawn~

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The middle one of course has the syringe in it for "eating", the one to the left I never used and the one on the right that says 16 on it was where they inserted a syringe and deflated the balloon. That was my hubby doing my very first tube feeding for me :)

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fishmanpa
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At least from that end, mine is identical. Just hope it's as easy as yours to remove.

"T"

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said they would "numb me up" and get it out.  Then she looked at the one with the 16 on it and said "oh, you have the balloon...even easier!"  She brought a small syringe (no needle...just like for feeding but smaller) and put it in there and pulled out some air and "juice" from my stomach.  Then she pulled the tube right out.  I watched some, but honestly was waiting on some pain.  It didn't feel like anything really.  Then the gurgling and sputtering of stomach acid caught me off guard! haha  She wiped it up, put a gauze pad on me and off I went :) 

 

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Tracy,

You’re the first person I know of who celebrated with a breakfast biscuit.

I kept my PEG for my Big Gulp straw, it works great (kidding).

Keep moving forward you are doing great.

Matt

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Glad to hear that, mine comes out on the 16th of aug,will be glad to get it out of there plus read mine and it has 20ft. on it.well congrats. on the peg being gone,they need to put a bell up for that too so we can ring it when we get the peg tube out.

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This is the kind Rob had. Bumper on the inside. Just grab and pull. No numbing. Had 2 ports. one large for feeding the other was very small for liquid meds. we never used the the tiny one. Although when we clamped the tube after flushing we would open the little one and shoot water throught the big and whoever was sitting next to him would get hit with water shooting out the little one. Ah good times

yensid683
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So long PEGgy, we're glad to see you go.

I was so happy when they pulled mine out, I wasn't as lucky as you and had the dual bumpers so a loud pop and a slight sting.  I was looking forward to sleeping on my stomach, but it was just a little too tender in the first couple of days.  Took about a week and I was back to my old sleeping habits.

Glad to hear it's out, one more milestone on the road to recovery

congrats!

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hwt
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Congrats! I know it's a great feeling to have that out. Thankful that you got it and were able to finish tx. 

Candi

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I am so happy for you and I find it amazing that you can eat a Biscuit this soon after tx ! I'm 9 months out  

and I still have a lot of trouble eating breads or meat . So glad you didn't have any pain getting the peg out  

 

and I am sure the people on here that have a peg were happy to know they don't have to dred having theirs

removed !!!

 

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I'm 11 months out, and well....a biscuit sounds very good....but I know it would turn into crumbs in my mouth....so not at all satisfying.  I gave very tender pork a try the other night....my throat has been sore for 3 days.....guess that's too dry, too....must have scratched h*** out of the back of my throat.

p

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Hey P,

I was feeling bad the other day (7 weeks post) since my throat started feeling sore. I decided maybe I should hold off a bit longer before eating that bowl of hard granola cereal and attacking the extra crispy fried chicken. Wink

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I will play "Peg" by Steely Dan in my travels in her honor today. And now "T' is all worked up thinking they are going to pull a round peg from a square hole.

Happy for you Tracy and this is one time I can say I'm not sorry for your loss.

Heal on

      Jeff

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Great news Tracy!  I'm praying things keep looking up for you!

boardwalkgirl
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I think getting rid of my peg tube was the thing that made me feel the most "normal" again. I was so against getting a feeding tube and I hated having it but I know I would not have came thru treatment as well if I hadn't had it. Congrats on being un-pegged.

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I'm looking forward to Ruben getting his out, but he's having 'mental' issues with food right now. I can't seem to get him to eat, he gets nauseated just thinking about it. Otherwise, he's doing really well, NED, wt stable... just a tincy wincy bit anorexic. ugh!

Congratulations on your road back to abi-normal. 

Hugs.  Jude

Noellesmom
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That is great news!

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