Going, going. GONE!

Barbaraek Member Posts: 626

In the vein of "kids, don't try this at home..." my husband finally removed his PEG tube - himself. Note: he is a doctor and kept telling me he could do it and it would be easy. I know KDot (Karen), who is a nurse, also removed hers.  Are you guys pioneer men and women or what?! In any case I am thrilled that he finally has it out. One more milestone to tick off.

Barb K


  • bebo12249
    bebo12249 Member Posts: 181 Member
    Another milestone, self

    Another milestone, self-inflected! Congratulation..

  • RAZ001
    RAZ001 Member Posts: 4 Member

    Sounds like he gave himself a great anniversary present! Congratulations to you both!  What's for dinner tonite:)

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716

    Losing that appendage was one of my highlights.  I could finally wear any clothes I wanted to wear.

    If this doesn't post then I'm about to give up...

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,722 Member
    edited May 2016 #5




    Some people change their own oil.  Your husband popped his own PEG.  I don’t see anything wrong with that.




  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    glad its gone

    Putting it mildly I'm no fan of PEG so anything one is off to the dumps is a fine day! Congrats.

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Wow.........Glad to hear he is so much better.

    Celabrate every milestone, as there are no small ones, all are major to the ones that have to go through them.


  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 617 Member
    Another step on the path back

    Another step on the path back to normal! 

  • kdot2003
    kdot2003 Member Posts: 143
    edited May 2016 #9
    hahaha.  Awesome!!!  Its a

    hahaha.  Awesome!!!  Its a big step coming off the tube.  Of course a doctor would take his out!!!  I had this dream where my BFF at work took out my port and I had an iregular heart rate and passed out, had to take me to the ED and I got in huge trouble.  LOL just a dream!  I'll have the port taken out in early July if I am NED at 6 months.  I really like the port though.  It IS ugly and it sticks out but I really like using it for all the scans and blood draws.  Oh Well.