dear everyone considering a PEG. My husband has had one for 14 months now-first one was shocking-he was in pain-but think it was badly placed he accidently pulled it out in his sleep after about 7 months, we rushed to hospital and he got a new one- hasn't looked back-we go on a cruise every couple of months as you can do that in a wheel chair in a disabled cabin-costs a bit more but who cares, can't take it with you, we watch grand children play sport every weekend, go to shows and the theatre, see friends and go for walks.He can't walk or talk, but enjoys the life he has-though he is very frustrated. he has had PSP for 10 years and would be dead without the PEG. We also go out to restraunts but I feel guilty eating nice food in front of him! He is now 71. PS keeping fit is really important-he goes with his career to the gym every wednesday for gentle excercise, and excercises at home most days.
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.