Yay - my doc subscribes to the "no pain, no pain" ideology. My PEG was removed this morning. "Mild sedative" turns out to be something that knocked me out, and left me with no memory of the procedure once the happy juice got turned on.
Gastro scoped me while I was in la la land, decided a stretching was in order, and did the dilation (I agreed to all this last week). I was surprised that I needed the dilation. As many of you know - this was big for me. First my hair started coming back, then my mouth, throat and skin started healing, then the PICC was removed, then I could eat in public - now this. The only physical sign I have left that something was "not right" with me is my very short hair, with the oh-so cutting edge permanent bald swath in back; even that should be covered over in a few months by the hair higher up on my head, I think. Looking "normal" seems to matter to me right now - I like the idea of people having no reason to wonder what's wrong with me. Do well, everyone.