I have had this DD a long time. Back when I was first Dx'd, in the early 80's, I had to have an NG tube a couple times. Usually they will try to put it in when you are knocked out. Getting it past the gag reflex is as frustrating for them as it is for you. The 2nd time I had it, they put it in while I was awake and they had me drinking water through a straw while they slipped it down.
Taking it out is a piece of cake. Dr literally grabs and pulls and it is out in less than a second. It feels kinda wierd sliding out but it doesn't hurt and because it is going opposite the gag reflex and it's out so fast, you don't even notice it.
Not telling you this to make you worry. I always like to know what I can expect, it's SO much better than the not knowing. I do know that the NG tube is not used that often any more, so unless you have an old school Dr., chances are you won't even have one. Good luck!
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.
Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, Glucosamine, D3, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!