top of page
  • Writer's pictureRuss Newton

I lied.

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

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.

118 views2 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Aug 04, 2021

Happy to hear it. Thanks for reminding me to appreciate the little things.

Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Aug 04, 2021
Replying to

You are welcome!

bottom of page