Peg Tube is gone

I've had my tube for 6 months. So, after getting the all clear after my PET scan it was time for it to go. We had a love/hate relationship. Got the tube removed yesterday and it is remarkable how fast the hole begins to heal.Took all of 5 seconds to remove, but Doc was instructing an intern on how to do it. "This time pull really hard" he told her, she did. LOl.

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  • SusanUES
    SusanUES Member Posts: 125
    Ouch and Congrats!!!

    Kinda winced when I read this but GREAT news!  Must be nice to kick your girlfriend PEG to the curb...congrats, Raddude!

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,721 Member
    pop that PEG

    Raddude,

    Popped your PEG, how great is that.

    I gave mine to a homeless guy outside of the doctor’s office for reuse.

    Now, you have 1 less excuse.

    Happy “new”  normal.

    Matt

  • RottiesMom
    RottiesMom Member Posts: 167
    edited June 2016 #4
    Yayyyy!

    Congratulations!  I just had mine put in almost 2 weeks ago and it has been hurting ever since.  It's fine if I don't move, but anytime I use my ab muscles...zing!!  

    Joanne

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615 Member
    Congratulations!  It's

    Congratulations!  It's another step toward being back to normal. 

  • Drivingdaisy
    Drivingdaisy Member Posts: 263
    Independence.......Congrats

    Your Free !  Congrats to another chapter towards your New Normal.  Got mine out today.  No more itchy tape, or little jabs when you move wrong, no more smell, cleaning, adjusting.  Independence and Moving Forward. Free to be You and Me 

  • Barbaraek
    Barbaraek Member Posts: 626
    DrivingDaisy and Raddude...

    you should both hoist a virtual toast to one another (a shot of scandishake or Boost). It is a phenomenal milestone. Congrats to you both! Here's to more successes on the way to a new normal.

    Barbara

  • cardoza33
    cardoza33 Member Posts: 81
    That is awesome!!! I got mine

    That is awesome!!! I got mine removed about 5 weeks ago and got my chemo port removed 2 weeks ago.  It feels so good getting all that crap out of my body.  As soon as the wound is healed, here I come swimming pool!!!!

  • Raddude
    Raddude Member Posts: 84
    edited June 2016 #9
    CivilMatt said:

    pop that PEG

    Raddude,

    Popped your PEG, how great is that.

    I gave mine to a homeless guy outside of the doctor’s office for reuse.

    Now, you have 1 less excuse.

    Happy “new”  normal.

    Matt

    lol

    Too funny

  • Raddude
    Raddude Member Posts: 84

    Independence.......Congrats

    Your Free !  Congrats to another chapter towards your New Normal.  Got mine out today.  No more itchy tape, or little jabs when you move wrong, no more smell, cleaning, adjusting.  Independence and Moving Forward. Free to be You and Me 

    Yay!

    Like taking a tight pair of shoes off.

  • Raddude
    Raddude Member Posts: 84
    It feels great!

    No one can know but someone who has had to deal with it, what a pain it is.

  • RottiesMom
    RottiesMom Member Posts: 167
    It is!!

    I'm so glad you said that!  

  • swopoe
    swopoe Member Posts: 492
    Congrats! My husband was

    Congrats! My husband was thrilled to get his PEG taken out. Now he says he has a second belly button since you can see the spot where the PEG once was. :)

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Great news

    Very good news and must feel so much better.

    Bill

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    edited July 2016 #15
    Tubeless

    I can only hope for the day I will not need my PEG but for now it is the only thing that comes between me and my wife.

     

    Enjoy being tubeless

     

    Tim

     

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    Last day of rads....

    and the departure of the PEG were my two most favorite days of this.  I had to cheat to get the tube removed....they kept telling me I had to gain 5 more pounds even tho I wasn't using the tube.  So I finally wore Danner steel toed work boots in for a weigh in.... :)

    p

    PS....they have never let me weigh in with shoes on since that day....3 1/2 years ago....LOL