• Russ Newton

Stomach Tube, ugh.

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

So I met with the Gastroenterologist and this is the plan. Next Tuesday, the 10th, I have to take a drive through Covid test. Then on Thursday the 12th, I have the surgery to get a stomach tube placed. It is outpatient surgery, looks like about three hours. So here is the scoop I got. Only protein powder (liquefied) goes in the tube. And I still can eat by mouth, the protein is just meant to give me another way of getting calories. I am still a little bummed about it but I will get over it. I hate the idea of not being able to sleep on my stomach for a month while it heals up. And I am going to have a 18 inch tube coming out of my stomach for at least six weeks before they can put it flush to my stomach. So that all is a downer for me. But at least it will take the pressure off of me to eat, I really don't have much of an appetite

any more. I can still get it down but I have to always be thinking about how I chew. That is a new lost weight tip for you all. If you spend every second thinking about how you are chewing, you will not want to eat as much!

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