Friday, December 2, 2011

Lucy... You have some e'splaining to do!

How do you accidentally pull out 6" of tubing?
Tehehe, so I still have yet to call the doctor, but I am thinking for sure tomorrow... really this time. I'm just not sure how I am going to explain that I "accidentally" pulled out my darn J-tube. And then tell him, "By the way, I want the G-tube out too!" I don't have a clinic appointment until December 9th, but I am going to have to suck it up and go early because the G tube is just to painful right now and ice packs aren't cutting it anymore. But back to the J-tube, I believe it is the doctors fault it ended up coming out anyway. When all of the stitches (painfully) started popping off, they told me just to keep it taped and it should be ok. Well, it wasn't, it slowly started getting longer and longer, but this last time I had to take all of the tape off to clean it, the tube came out a few extra inches all at once, and those few inches that came out looked all dirty and gross,  so I wasn't about to try to shove that grossness back in. I guess that is just what I am going to have to tell the docs, it is the truth after all... unless I can convince them that a stray dog ran up to me, saw the tube hanging (since the docs put in one that hangs to my knees, instead of putting in what they call a button - which is much easier and less painful to take care of... but anyways) So, this stray dog runs up, grabs the tube and just keeps on running... what?? It could happen. Ok, I'll stick to the truth and let you know how it goes, but for now I am going to get back to bed. I had to get up and make some jello so that it will be ready in case I get sick later on in the night. Nighty, night my friends!!

(Just to let you know, in case you are reading this and have a G and/or J tube yourself... Both of my tubes were placed after my second transplant. Before these stupid tubes, I had a great combined G and J tube that was placed about 4 or 5 inches above my belly button. It was not painful and hardly leaked anything at all. If I would have even tried to pull that one out it would have not only been very difficult but probably very painful. It had to be removed and placed in a different spot because it was in the way for the transplant, but when they put the new tubes in -- or in my opinion, just threw them in anywhere, they only put in a temporary type. I knew this when I removed the one, so basically what I am saying is, don't try this at home. teheheheee)


Anonymous said...

You amaze me squirt! Can't wait to hear what the Docs have to say! Oh, make sure you wear you Dr. Suess shirt! lol :)

Terri said...

I had a t-tube when I had my transplant. It was supposed to stay in me for six months. The stitch holding it in place came out and slowly the tube itself was trying to come out. It was pretty much out when the doc decided to go ahead and take it out. This was three months out.