• Russ Newton

I lied.

Updated: Aug 4

I can still take some food by mouth. I had a good day today and I stopped by the local supermarket and purchased yogurt, and Almond Milk and several packages of fresh fruit and came home and made a fruit smoothie. The first one went down so well I had a second one. And man, did they taste good after a week of taking everything through my stomach tube.

Speaking of that, I went to the doctors office today and finally had the tube replaced. Months after it should have been done but it held up well. I was also trained on how to replace it myself and it is so easy I can not believe it. The doctor just pulled the sterile water out of the balloon holding the tube in place in my stomach, slid a new one right down the hole in my chest and pumped the balloon up with new sterile water. Even I can't screw that up.

So all in all a pretty good day for Russ.

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