adeskinthesun

29/08/2013

Op seems to have gone well. Hooray! Once the feeding tube has been tested I should get home tomorrow

Update 3 November 2013 Once again there was more to this brief update than meets the eye. Although the op to put a feeding tube into your stomach is fairly straightforward for most people, it wasn’t for me.

The standard technique is to put an endoscope, a small camera, down your throat so you can see what’s happening in the stomach. But, my throat was so swollen from radiotherapy that they didn’t know if they could get the endoscope down it. If they failed it would mean several more days waiting for a more major op when they’d make a bigger hole in my stomach to see what they were doing.

Fortunately they managed to get the endoscope down my throat and the whole process was mercifully without incident…

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