Happy P.E.G. Day! May 3rd

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May 3rd is my HAPPY P.E.G. DAY!!!

One full year of unexpected extra life thanks to:

1. My darling wife Karen (and the rest of my wonderful family) – who helped me to choose life!

2. Dr. Kakumani – who insisted I at least try!

3. The people at OLEY and Inspire – who have been a constant inspiration!

4. The people at SW Illinois SCORE (especially David, John, Bob and Joel) and at Bookshare – who helped me find purpose!

5. All the trains that go rushing through Brighton – a constant reminder of how truly down, depression can be!

Happy P.E.G. day!!!

Gimme a Keystone Light Push…

Addiction (sorta...)

 

So, I just finished a nice early Sunday afternoon walk. A great time to enjoy a beverage!

I brought my feed line and a syringe/beaker out into the sunshine. I plugged in the feed line and poured 30 ml of Keystone Light into the syringe/beaker and waited for the pause that refreshes…

And waited…   And waited…

Apparently the carbonation makes beer — and to be fair and balanced, it WAS a Light beer — not heavy enough for gravity flow.

Who knew??

I had to go back in and get a syringe with a plunger. Push — slow and easy — I enjoyed my beverage.

BTW One very nice outcome…  I belched (and tasted it!)!

Have a Great P.E.G. day!

Donating paperback books

 

 

 

 

Donating ‘Living On A PEG’ paperback books for St John’s Infusion Center patients.

The people at St John’s Hospital’s Infusion Center have been doing a great job of keeping me alive. They supply all the information, training, equipment and supplies I need to make it through each day.

I have purchased several of my ‘Living on a PEG‘ paperbacks. It is my intention to deliver those books to the Infusion Center so they can give them away to new patients who would like to know what the Enteral Nutrition experience is going to be like.

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Home Infusion

The Home Infusion Program at St. John’s Hospital provides quality, comprehensive home infusion therapies to patients of all ages. To provide continuity from the hospital or office throughout therapy, product delivery and patient education is coordinated by a registered nurse.

 

• Enteral nutrition/Tube feedings

• Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)

Getting ready

Patients may feel a little apprehensive about managing treatment at home, which is a normal reaction. We understand these feelings and help with preparation for therapy at home.

• The patient and/or a member of the household is trained to perform procedures involved in care.
• Prescription and supply needs are determined.
• Supplies, materials and prescriptions are delivered to the home.

A free ebook about my PEG experiences

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Hi Everyone!

As a ‘getting to know the author’ promotion, 

I am offering “Living On A PEG” for FREE

Here’s the Link: (SMASHWORDS ebook) .

See synopsis below.     
 BTW: I’d appreciate a REVIEW when you finish!

“I want to tell my story in a way that celebrates life.” That’s how Jack Teeter describes his latest work. The author is a long-term throat cancer survivor. Every day of life is a blessing, but there have been stumbling blocks along the way.
Recently residual radiation nerve damage caused all foods and liquids to aspirate directly into his lungs. “I now take all of my nourishment through a PEG tube in my stomach,” he said, “man, I miss tacos!”
But rather than give up, the author decided to write a book.
“We’re very proud of this work,” Jack’s wife, Karen, said, “and we hope it’s an inspiration to cancer survivors everywhere.”

Sometimes I get depressed

Yesterday I experienced a deep, dark period of depression.

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So… I turned out the lights, pulled up some classical music on iTunes, and lay down to rest.

I wasn’t thinking about my PEG tube experience, per se. I wasn’t feeling ill — in fact I’ve felt so much better since I’ve been on Home Enteral Nutrition. The weather hasn’t been great, but I’ve still been out walking every day or at least on my old stand-by treadmill. I’ve not had any bad news. And best of all, I’m loved.

karendon & KathyJake & Family

 

 

Jack drying buddy

Never mind… I feel better!

 

New Smashwords ebook “Living on a PEG”

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Title: “Living on a PEG”

Genre: Nonfiction, Inspirational

“I want to tell my story in a way that celebrates life.” That’s how author Jack Teeter described his latest work. The author is a long-term throat cancer survivor. Every day of life is a blessing, but there have been stumbling blocks along the way.

Recently, residual radiation nerve damage caused all foods and liquids to aspirate directly into his lungs. “I now take all of my nourishment through a PEG tube in my stomach,” he said, “man, I miss tacos!”

But rather than give up, the author decided to write a book.

“We’re very proud of this work,” the author’s wife Karen said, “and we hope it’s an inspiration to ‘PEG’ tube feeders everywhere.”