I'm home!

@1creekgirl (28732)
United States
November 24, 2021 9:08pm CST
My husband brought me home late this afternoon and home has never looked so good. First thing I did was get a hot shower and wash my hair. Glorious! I have to be careful what I eat: small meals, soft low fiber foods, nothing to irritate my stomach. But it will be worth it if I NEVER HAVE TO ENDURE THAT VILE NG TUBE AGAIN! In case you're not familiar with it, an NG tube is a Naso Gastric plastic tube that is inserted through one nostril and down into your stomach. The other end suctions your stomach's contents into a container. This lets everything bypass your colon so your intestines can rest and hopefully undo the blockage. I know it's prevented the need for surgery, including for me, but medical science needs to come up with something else that's not so painful. The first two times I had that tube was bad enough, but this time was worst than ever. It not only kills you every time you swallow, but this time it created an almost allergic reaction with a pouring running nose and drainage that made me feel like I couldn't breath and was drowning! I'm really thankful I didn't need surgery, but I'm sure going to watch what I eat. I'll cook Thanksgiving dinner a week late, but it's fine. My cousin's bringing us plates of dinner tomorrow. Sure hope there's something I can eat, lol. Again, as with so many other times, I'm deeply touched and very much appreciate all your prayers and love.
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@Juliaacv (60508)
• Canada
25 Nov
I'm sure that you are sleeping like a baby tonight, home where you should be. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
25 Nov
Thank you, Julia, so much.
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@Juliaacv (60508)
• Canada
25 Nov
@1creekgirl You're welcome, Happy Thanksgiving.
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@Courtlynn (71165)
• United States
25 Nov
So sorry you had to go through that. Does not sound painless at all and i hope i never have to go through it or any of my close family. I hope you can eat soemthing they bring.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
25 Nov
Thanks, Courtney!
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@Courtlynn (71165)
• United States
25 Nov
@1creekgirl welcome!
@marlina (135588)
• Canada
25 Nov
What a wonderful news to be thankful for Thanksgiving: being at home and without that tube ~ Please, please be careful with what you eat from now on.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
25 Nov
Marlina, I definitely will be careful.
@FayeHazel (37639)
• United States
25 Nov
Oh my goodness Vicki, I missed it - I'm so happy you're ok, avoided surgery and are home now. Blockages and needing that NG is something your other Vicki club Vicki (Momma) has had to do. I'm sorry. I will pray you keep well
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
25 Nov
Thanks, please tell your Vicki that I sure pray she never needs another NG tube. How is she doing now? Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving.
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@FayeHazel (37639)
• United States
26 Nov
@1creekgirl Thanks! She's really good now. I'll let her know she'll get a chuckle out of that I'm sure since she disliked that tube too. How was your Thanksgiving, dear?
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
27 Nov
@FayeHazel Terrible, but thankful it wasn't worse. I'm recovering and hope to be able to cook a nice dinner next week for our son and grandson.
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@JudyEv (259837)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Nov
That's is such good news that you're home again. That tube does sound ghastly.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
26 Nov
I think recovery takes a little longer every time. Age thing, I guess.
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@JudyEv (259837)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Nov
@1creekgirl I think you are right. It took me ages to shrug off my cough.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
26 Nov
@JudyEv Are you still improving? You were awfully sick for a long time.
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@LadyDuck (369129)
• Switzerland
25 Nov
I am so glad to know that you are at home. Mom needed that tube treatment, I felt so sorry for her. You are now at home, relax, you escaped surgery, be careful what you eat. Take care.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
25 Nov
Thank you, Anna. It's a challenge to know what to eat. I know what not to eat, though.
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@LadyDuck (369129)
• Switzerland
26 Nov
@1creekgirl - I still do not know exactly what food I must avoid, time by time I eat the wrong thing, so after I know.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
26 Nov
@LadyDuck That's so true for me too. I can eat something and be fine, then the next time it sets off an attack of IBS. One time I ate one marshmallow. ONE marshmallow and was in terrible pain for two days.
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@dgobucks226 (28709)
28 Nov
Sorry to hear about your health issues. Yes, finding another treatment method should definitely be on their to do list.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
28 Nov
Thanks. If every doctor and nurse had to experience an NG tube, I expect there would be much more medical research to find a better system.
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@dgobucks226 (28709)
1 Dec
@1creekgirl Well said.... What an unpleasant experience but glad it helped you avoid surgery.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
1 Dec
@dgobucks226 I am so thankful I didn't have surgery.
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@CarolDM (164135)
• United States
25 Nov
So happy to hear you made it home. I hope you are feeling better today.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
25 Nov
I guess better is a relative concept, lol. I'm better than I was yesterday, but I think aging slows progress a bit. My husband fried fish and stewed turnips (for Thanksgiving!), but I just ate a plain baked potato, four tiny bites of just the white fish meat, and a small cake. All things that digest easily. We'll eat the plates from my cousin tomorrow. How was your Thanksgiving? I know you miss Dustin.
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@CarolDM (164135)
• United States
25 Nov
@1creekgirl Glad to hear you are home. Another day here. Thanks.
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@RasmaSandra (49230)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Nov
I am so glad you are home and I hope you are on the road to recovery, Many blessings to you,
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
28 Nov
I sure appreciate that. I feel a little better today.
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@snowy22315 (127109)
• United States
28 Nov
Well, that sounds like Hell on earth but at least it's over! Guess there is going to be alot of chicken and rice in your future..jello and the like.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
28 Nov
That's so right! Apple juice, apple sauce, oat meal, and scrambled eggs.
@Dena91 (16197)
• United States
27 Nov
I'm so very happy you are at home. I hope with watching what you eat you will not have to go through that again.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
27 Nov
I'm feeling some better today. Thanks!
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@LotusEyes (2484)
• India
25 Nov
Glad you're at home now. Take care.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
25 Nov
Thank you so much.
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@LindaOHio (79437)
• United States
25 Nov
I'm so glad that you're home. I'm sorry you had to endure so much. I hope you can have an enjoyable Thanksgiving.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
25 Nov
I still feel pretty rough today, but so glad to be home.
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@Nawsheen (28595)
• Mauritius
25 Nov
Glad that you are back home. Try to have some rest before Thanksgiving
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
25 Nov
Thank you for the nice words.
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• United States
25 Nov
Wow! I was grumbling about the tests my doctor ordered (CT scan, blood, urine and the other end stuff tested. I have zip lock bags just for that because it smells so bad). I feel so badly for you and wish I could have gone through the whole thing for you. I'm glad you're home and able to sleep in your own bed, no tubes or needles, and able to shower in your own bathroom. Just remember no matter how good it tastes, small amounts otherwise they'll put you on liquid diets or maybe stuff that tastes like cat food. If you need help, broccoli helps a LOT, except it makes you a bit "gassy". I had the green avenger and my husband went and slept on the couch! He told me I didn't smell too good....ROTFL You've made my Thanksgiving brighter knowing that you're home with your loved ones, I hope you have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Just don't over do when you cook your dinner.
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@1creekgirl (28732)
• United States
25 Nov
I sure appreciate your kind wishes. I'm not cooking today, my cousin's bringing plates later. But of course I'll be really careful. I'll cook our big dinner next week for the four of us. Are you cooking today? Hope you're having a blessed Thanksgiving.
@moonandstars (57689)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Nov
you got your wish come true. excellent! don't look back, only forward
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