Last time I wrote about getting my feeding tube (PEG tube), and I ended up being admitted to hospital for complications and observation. This post is a continuation of that post, and it picks up the story on the morning after the procedure.
Warning: more non-sugar-coated descriptions, and a photo of the finished product that some sensitive users might find unsettling. If these things bother you, please don’t read any further.
Continue reading Getting my PEG tube, conclusion
By the time I saw the Oncologist, I was already having great difficulty swallowing and my larynx was very narrow. For this reason he highly recommended that I get a gastric feeding tube, called a PEG tube (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy). The typical risks of this procedure include infection and soreness after the procedure. Due to the location of my tumour, what I experienced was far from typical. Continue reading Getting my feeding tube (PEG)
The date is February 11, 2014. Log entry: first radiation treatment. I’m scared as heck because I have no idea of what to expect, other than some side effects and having to wear that confining mask. Continue reading Radiation treatment begins: my first session
Well what a long day the first day was at Sunnybrook. We left the house at 6:00 am and didn’t get home until 7:30 pm. It was the first time meeting my oncology team at the Odette Cancer Centre in Sunnybrook Hospital. Continue reading Meeting the Oncology team at Sunnybrook