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much to my dismay, i did not have the tube with the balloon at the end. when he yanked that mother out - WHEW!!! what a rush!!! then after a minute or two it didnt even hurt anymore :o)

hope everyone is well and has a good weekend!!!

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I am so glad you are tubeless. I know that must feel awesome.

tuffenuff's picture
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honestly, its a little creepy knowing theres a hole under than bandage but they said it will close up in a day or two. otherwise, AWESOME!

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Mine was the same way. Did you hear a pop? I did and that was one heck of a tug! I was a little tender the next day almost like when I got it put in and a few days later that was better. Have fun sleeping on your belly and taking a shower is so much better now. Enjoy!

tuffenuff's picture
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oh i definitely heard a pop! the the dork stuck it in my face and said "see... no big deal". i almost kicked him in the face lol. and he was nowhere near my feet!!!

he had to put 2 steri strips on because it was bleeding a bit. it doesnt hurt tonight. i cannot wait for a REAL bath and to scrub the heck out of my entire belly!

Billie67's picture
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They showed me mine too how funny. I had one steri strip so you have me beat. It's so nice tho to not have to worry about that tube and where to hide it. Good riddance

hwt's picture
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Sweet freedom! Congrats...I felt the same way about showering and swimming

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Congrats on this new found freedom...


Skiffin16's picture
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When they yanked it out, did one of your legs fly up...., LOL.

Another milestone, one of more to come.


CivilMatt's picture
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Hi Cindy,

I just had a case of Jevity wrapped up to send to you and you popped my surprise. Just for that you can eat by mouth.

Now you can chew and swallow grasshopper.



Tim6003's picture
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That's great news! Very happy for you!!


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I am so happy for you ! You have been a trooper through everything ! Keep posting and letting us know how you're doing ! Katie

yensid683's picture
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is next to happiness!

I'm happy for you. I too had the one without the balloon and the POP as it came out was much louder than I'd thought it would have been.

I was sore for just a few hours and the only real pain was changing the bandage with a belly covered with Eribitux induced fur!

I loved being able to sleep on my stomach for the first time in 8 months!

The hole closes up much faster than you think, though I still have the scar.

I'm happy to welcome you to the double navel club!

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Congrats at no tube! A long goal, achieved!

Happy eating!

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On being de-tubed

Laralyn's picture
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Isn't that a great feeling? In some ways, getting rid of the PEG felt more like closure to me than the last radiation treatment!

And YES it seems crazy that there's a hole straight to your stomach and all they do is put a bandaid on it and tell you that you can take it off tomorrow. When I had gallbladder surgery, I asked why the PEG was a yank and a bandaid while the laparoscopic incisions were all superglued shut!

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