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The doctor’s consultation on the PEG – a negative experience

Sometimes you already suspect it (and may even have successfully suppressed it until now). When the doctors treating you tell you that a PEG feeding tube is really necessary, it is still often a shock. Even if a PEG is a really good therapeutic tool, a permanent feeding tube is usually nothing to look forward …
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Tube feeding – an introduction

A small warning in advance: this is only the first of many articles on the subject of tube feeding. Because this topic is really very extensive. Of course it is. After all, it’s about our food. One of the most important things in life. There are also countless books, blogs, YouTube channels and TV shows …
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On own behalf

It’s been quiet here lately. Very quiet. This has certainly been unpleasant in two ways. On the one hand for you, who have been used to regularly reading new posts from me about life with a PEG tube. But also for the algorithms and ultimately for myself. Because if the algorithms don’t like you, then …
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My first PEG feeding tube: an experience report

I have already described how a PEG tube is placed in this blogpost here. However, this is really only an objective description of the procedure. Today I would like to share my personal impressions of the first PEG placement with you. I will be focussing on the day of the procedure itself. Because the preliminary …
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How a PEG feeding tube is placed

The placing of a PEG feeding tube is a surgical procedure. The name percutaneous endoscopic gastroscopy already reveals a lot about the procedure. An endoscope is used to perform a stomach endoscopy (gastroscopy). It also passes through the skin (percutaneous). The procedure is carried out in the endoscopic department of a hospital. The person receiving …
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What is a feeding tube?

“What actually is a feeding tube?” The question sounds banal at this point. Nevertheless, I think it makes sense to clarify the terminology first. Because when you’re confronted with this topic for the first time, it’s important to know what we’re actually talking about. If you’re unlucky, you (like me at the time) come into …
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