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Christine1946
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   Posted 9/27/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
     By GI tube, do you mean an NG tube?  They placed one in me during my surgery and took it out the next day.  However, five days later I started vomiting and had to have one stuck down into my stomach again.  It was not pleasant going down but boy did it ever relieve that nausea and I couldn't begin to tell you how much bile was brought up.
     They had me walking the day after my surgery.  It wasn't easy but I managed to walk halfway down the hall and back and every day thereafter I walked a little further.  I had some complications while in the hospital and was in there for eleven days.  I suppose I feel "normal"...lol but not like I would like to feel.  I suppose I am so used to doing things that when I cannot do my heavy housework it bothers me.

betsaronie
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   Posted 9/29/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Well the surgeons called it a GI or G tube and it comes out of my stomach next to my incision. It was used to drain some nasty looking green stuff until my colostomy started working and then they plugged it up and let it be. I was told it is holding my stomach up, as in it would collapse without it or something. I never experienced any nausea with my surgery, but as I understand it, if I had, they would have used this tube to get the vomit out of me so I wouldn't be heaving.
For now, all this dumb thing is doing is hurting me worse than anything else. I can only get a good position on it for a day and then it starts stinging and burning. I really hope that when i see the surgeon this Friday he'll tell me they can take it out along with my staples, or at least maybe take it out sooner than expected.
diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 - 4 -6 months 2nd surgery for J pouch

Christine1946
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   Posted 9/29/2010 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
     Oh, my NG tube went up my nose then down into the stomach.  Kinda uncomfortable going down but it sure did help with the nausea.  It came out by itself in a few days.

betsaronie
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   Posted 9/30/2010 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah yeah, I had an NG tube put in right before they put me to sleep after the oxygen was given to me so i wouldn't feel it as much. It was taken out the day after I woke up.
diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 - 4 -6 months 2nd surgery for J pouch
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