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Wings69

678d

I had total gastrectomy in 2017 from germ cell cancer in the chest now I’m having trouble keeping up glucose levels and I’m not diabetic dr wants to do a procedure that goes down my esophagus to lower intestine and leave a balloon to help hold food to control glucose issue anyone else have this? Also talk about permanent feeding tube jtube can you eat and drink with that still?

    • Slim_Again

      659d

      I had a j tube for 3 months and yes, you can eat while using it BUT you are connected to a long tube, a pump and a bag. It is not fun to deal with all the protocols with a feeding tube. I went to using it just at night and that was better but if you get up in the middle of the night you have to take it all with you.

    • Slim_Again

      659d

      I had a total gastrectomy in 2021. I don’t know anyone with this same condition as I live in a remote area of the USA and I am new as to how to deal with nutrition with this condition. The only gage I have is keeping my weight stable and feeling weak if I don’t eat often.

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