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