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musclemania70
04-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Anyone have the gtube and find that it has significantly improved their overall health? Or just simply gained weight and ate less without any other benefits?
I'd like to get a girl's point of view also and how they thought it changed their self image and self confidence.
Thanks!

musclemania70
04-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Anyone have the gtube and find that it has significantly improved their overall health? Or just simply gained weight and ate less without any other benefits?
I'd like to get a girl's point of view also and how they thought it changed their self image and self confidence.
Thanks!

musclemania70
04-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Anyone have the gtube and find that it has significantly improved their overall health? Or just simply gained weight and ate less without any other benefits?
I'd like to get a girl's point of view also and how they thought it changed their self image and self confidence.
Thanks!

musclemania70
04-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Anyone have the gtube and find that it has significantly improved their overall health? Or just simply gained weight and ate less without any other benefits?
I'd like to get a girl's point of view also and how they thought it changed their self image and self confidence.
Thanks!

musclemania70
04-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Anyone have the gtube and find that it has significantly improved their overall health? Or just simply gained weight and ate less without any other benefits?
<br />I'd like to get a girl's point of view also and how they thought it changed their self image and self confidence.
<br />Thanks!
<br />

soderick
04-27-2009, 06:34 PM
I had a g-tube placed last August after nearly a year of culturing a new, resistant fungus. I gained almost 15 pounds since then. Because of the weight gain (in mine own opinion as well as my doctor's), my lung function is at a 2-year high, I have more energy, and it has been 14 months since my last hospitalization or IV antibiotics.

That said, I definitely look heavier. I am used to being very thin, and I now have a roll of fat on my stomach and thighs. My boyfriend is very supportive about everything, and he claims he likes me better this way, so that helps. Even though I can sometimes obsess in the mirror, if I look around me in public, I'm still quite thin compared to the average. It's all about perspective. I spent a day at the beach last weekend, and it was my first time being in a bikini since having the tube. The combination of the button itself plus the extra weight made me self-conscious at first, but I soon forgot about it.

soderick
04-27-2009, 06:34 PM
I had a g-tube placed last August after nearly a year of culturing a new, resistant fungus. I gained almost 15 pounds since then. Because of the weight gain (in mine own opinion as well as my doctor's), my lung function is at a 2-year high, I have more energy, and it has been 14 months since my last hospitalization or IV antibiotics.

That said, I definitely look heavier. I am used to being very thin, and I now have a roll of fat on my stomach and thighs. My boyfriend is very supportive about everything, and he claims he likes me better this way, so that helps. Even though I can sometimes obsess in the mirror, if I look around me in public, I'm still quite thin compared to the average. It's all about perspective. I spent a day at the beach last weekend, and it was my first time being in a bikini since having the tube. The combination of the button itself plus the extra weight made me self-conscious at first, but I soon forgot about it.

soderick
04-27-2009, 06:34 PM
I had a g-tube placed last August after nearly a year of culturing a new, resistant fungus. I gained almost 15 pounds since then. Because of the weight gain (in mine own opinion as well as my doctor's), my lung function is at a 2-year high, I have more energy, and it has been 14 months since my last hospitalization or IV antibiotics.

That said, I definitely look heavier. I am used to being very thin, and I now have a roll of fat on my stomach and thighs. My boyfriend is very supportive about everything, and he claims he likes me better this way, so that helps. Even though I can sometimes obsess in the mirror, if I look around me in public, I'm still quite thin compared to the average. It's all about perspective. I spent a day at the beach last weekend, and it was my first time being in a bikini since having the tube. The combination of the button itself plus the extra weight made me self-conscious at first, but I soon forgot about it.

soderick
04-27-2009, 06:34 PM
I had a g-tube placed last August after nearly a year of culturing a new, resistant fungus. I gained almost 15 pounds since then. Because of the weight gain (in mine own opinion as well as my doctor's), my lung function is at a 2-year high, I have more energy, and it has been 14 months since my last hospitalization or IV antibiotics.

That said, I definitely look heavier. I am used to being very thin, and I now have a roll of fat on my stomach and thighs. My boyfriend is very supportive about everything, and he claims he likes me better this way, so that helps. Even though I can sometimes obsess in the mirror, if I look around me in public, I'm still quite thin compared to the average. It's all about perspective. I spent a day at the beach last weekend, and it was my first time being in a bikini since having the tube. The combination of the button itself plus the extra weight made me self-conscious at first, but I soon forgot about it.

soderick
04-27-2009, 06:34 PM
I had a g-tube placed last August after nearly a year of culturing a new, resistant fungus. I gained almost 15 pounds since then. Because of the weight gain (in mine own opinion as well as my doctor's), my lung function is at a 2-year high, I have more energy, and it has been 14 months since my last hospitalization or IV antibiotics.
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<br />That said, I definitely look heavier. I am used to being very thin, and I now have a roll of fat on my stomach and thighs. My boyfriend is very supportive about everything, and he claims he likes me better this way, so that helps. Even though I can sometimes obsess in the mirror, if I look around me in public, I'm still quite thin compared to the average. It's all about perspective. I spent a day at the beach last weekend, and it was my first time being in a bikini since having the tube. The combination of the button itself plus the extra weight made me self-conscious at first, but I soon forgot about it.

musclemania70
04-27-2009, 08:38 PM
Thanks for sharing. My doc has been trying to get me to get one but I have refused. I DON'T want to be heavier but at the same time I want to be healthier. What a difficult choice. It has been really hard to decide what to do. Right now I am trying to gain weight myself but its been hard. I can't imagine being 10 pounds heavier. But I know it could be very beneficial.

musclemania70
04-27-2009, 08:38 PM
Thanks for sharing. My doc has been trying to get me to get one but I have refused. I DON'T want to be heavier but at the same time I want to be healthier. What a difficult choice. It has been really hard to decide what to do. Right now I am trying to gain weight myself but its been hard. I can't imagine being 10 pounds heavier. But I know it could be very beneficial.

musclemania70
04-27-2009, 08:38 PM
Thanks for sharing. My doc has been trying to get me to get one but I have refused. I DON'T want to be heavier but at the same time I want to be healthier. What a difficult choice. It has been really hard to decide what to do. Right now I am trying to gain weight myself but its been hard. I can't imagine being 10 pounds heavier. But I know it could be very beneficial.

musclemania70
04-27-2009, 08:38 PM
Thanks for sharing. My doc has been trying to get me to get one but I have refused. I DON'T want to be heavier but at the same time I want to be healthier. What a difficult choice. It has been really hard to decide what to do. Right now I am trying to gain weight myself but its been hard. I can't imagine being 10 pounds heavier. But I know it could be very beneficial.

musclemania70
04-27-2009, 08:38 PM
Thanks for sharing. My doc has been trying to get me to get one but I have refused. I DON'T want to be heavier but at the same time I want to be healthier. What a difficult choice. It has been really hard to decide what to do. Right now I am trying to gain weight myself but its been hard. I can't imagine being 10 pounds heavier. But I know it could be very beneficial.

cfgirl1992
04-27-2009, 10:05 PM
not to discourage you from getting one, but i had one for about a year, and it never helped me, i would just throw up whatever was put in the tube, it also leaked through to my shirts i was wearing, however i do know that it is beneficial for a lot of people, but with my experience with it, i wish i had enever gotten one, cause it left a terrible scar, which makes swim suit shopping hard

my honest opinion, is only get one if you feel you really need one

cfgirl1992
04-27-2009, 10:05 PM
not to discourage you from getting one, but i had one for about a year, and it never helped me, i would just throw up whatever was put in the tube, it also leaked through to my shirts i was wearing, however i do know that it is beneficial for a lot of people, but with my experience with it, i wish i had enever gotten one, cause it left a terrible scar, which makes swim suit shopping hard

my honest opinion, is only get one if you feel you really need one

cfgirl1992
04-27-2009, 10:05 PM
not to discourage you from getting one, but i had one for about a year, and it never helped me, i would just throw up whatever was put in the tube, it also leaked through to my shirts i was wearing, however i do know that it is beneficial for a lot of people, but with my experience with it, i wish i had enever gotten one, cause it left a terrible scar, which makes swim suit shopping hard

my honest opinion, is only get one if you feel you really need one

cfgirl1992
04-27-2009, 10:05 PM
not to discourage you from getting one, but i had one for about a year, and it never helped me, i would just throw up whatever was put in the tube, it also leaked through to my shirts i was wearing, however i do know that it is beneficial for a lot of people, but with my experience with it, i wish i had enever gotten one, cause it left a terrible scar, which makes swim suit shopping hard

my honest opinion, is only get one if you feel you really need one

cfgirl1992
04-27-2009, 10:05 PM
not to discourage you from getting one, but i had one for about a year, and it never helped me, i would just throw up whatever was put in the tube, it also leaked through to my shirts i was wearing, however i do know that it is beneficial for a lot of people, but with my experience with it, i wish i had enever gotten one, cause it left a terrible scar, which makes swim suit shopping hard
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<br />my honest opinion, is only get one if you feel you really need one

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04-28-2009, 02:27 AM
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mander31880
05-11-2009, 04:37 PM
I had a G-tube from '93 to '98. When I got it I was 13 and weighed 50lbs. When I finally had it removed I had gained 50lbs and looked great. No problems with eating. In fact, about 2 hours of waking up I would get extremely hungry and eat meals throughout the day until nighttime. I do believe you have to exercise along with all the weight gain to avoid looking "heavy." By "heavy" it's probably just actually looking "healthy."

My self esteem went up definitely because I started to look my age instead of a 9yr in 8th grade. The only problems I had were the leaking. It was a pain. Especially being active, the button tends to leak more. All in all it definitely saved my life.

mander31880
05-11-2009, 04:37 PM
I had a G-tube from '93 to '98. When I got it I was 13 and weighed 50lbs. When I finally had it removed I had gained 50lbs and looked great. No problems with eating. In fact, about 2 hours of waking up I would get extremely hungry and eat meals throughout the day until nighttime. I do believe you have to exercise along with all the weight gain to avoid looking "heavy." By "heavy" it's probably just actually looking "healthy."

My self esteem went up definitely because I started to look my age instead of a 9yr in 8th grade. The only problems I had were the leaking. It was a pain. Especially being active, the button tends to leak more. All in all it definitely saved my life.

mander31880
05-11-2009, 04:37 PM
I had a G-tube from '93 to '98. When I got it I was 13 and weighed 50lbs. When I finally had it removed I had gained 50lbs and looked great. No problems with eating. In fact, about 2 hours of waking up I would get extremely hungry and eat meals throughout the day until nighttime. I do believe you have to exercise along with all the weight gain to avoid looking "heavy." By "heavy" it's probably just actually looking "healthy."

My self esteem went up definitely because I started to look my age instead of a 9yr in 8th grade. The only problems I had were the leaking. It was a pain. Especially being active, the button tends to leak more. All in all it definitely saved my life.

mander31880
05-11-2009, 04:37 PM
I had a G-tube from '93 to '98. When I got it I was 13 and weighed 50lbs. When I finally had it removed I had gained 50lbs and looked great. No problems with eating. In fact, about 2 hours of waking up I would get extremely hungry and eat meals throughout the day until nighttime. I do believe you have to exercise along with all the weight gain to avoid looking "heavy." By "heavy" it's probably just actually looking "healthy."

My self esteem went up definitely because I started to look my age instead of a 9yr in 8th grade. The only problems I had were the leaking. It was a pain. Especially being active, the button tends to leak more. All in all it definitely saved my life.

mander31880
05-11-2009, 04:37 PM
I had a G-tube from '93 to '98. When I got it I was 13 and weighed 50lbs. When I finally had it removed I had gained 50lbs and looked great. No problems with eating. In fact, about 2 hours of waking up I would get extremely hungry and eat meals throughout the day until nighttime. I do believe you have to exercise along with all the weight gain to avoid looking "heavy." By "heavy" it's probably just actually looking "healthy."
<br />
<br />My self esteem went up definitely because I started to look my age instead of a 9yr in 8th grade. The only problems I had were the leaking. It was a pain. Especially being active, the button tends to leak more. All in all it definitely saved my life.

soderick
05-11-2009, 07:51 PM
When I was doing research about getting the g-tube, the thing I was most concerned about was lots of complaints about leaking, like Gabrielle. At first, I thought I was going to have that problem, too, but after I spent about 5 months battling granulation tissue around the site, I have very little leakage. I do have a bit of raised scarring that is mildly uncomfortable, but a bit of cream and rotating the tube relieve it quickly.

I don't know if I'm the exception, but the leakage I experience in no way outweighs the benefits I've gotten from the extra calories. As mander31880 says, it's nice to look a bit more your age instead of looking 9 years old in high school. After all, that extra 10 pounds translates into extra curves, making you look more mature.

soderick
05-11-2009, 07:51 PM
When I was doing research about getting the g-tube, the thing I was most concerned about was lots of complaints about leaking, like Gabrielle. At first, I thought I was going to have that problem, too, but after I spent about 5 months battling granulation tissue around the site, I have very little leakage. I do have a bit of raised scarring that is mildly uncomfortable, but a bit of cream and rotating the tube relieve it quickly.

I don't know if I'm the exception, but the leakage I experience in no way outweighs the benefits I've gotten from the extra calories. As mander31880 says, it's nice to look a bit more your age instead of looking 9 years old in high school. After all, that extra 10 pounds translates into extra curves, making you look more mature.

soderick
05-11-2009, 07:51 PM
When I was doing research about getting the g-tube, the thing I was most concerned about was lots of complaints about leaking, like Gabrielle. At first, I thought I was going to have that problem, too, but after I spent about 5 months battling granulation tissue around the site, I have very little leakage. I do have a bit of raised scarring that is mildly uncomfortable, but a bit of cream and rotating the tube relieve it quickly.

I don't know if I'm the exception, but the leakage I experience in no way outweighs the benefits I've gotten from the extra calories. As mander31880 says, it's nice to look a bit more your age instead of looking 9 years old in high school. After all, that extra 10 pounds translates into extra curves, making you look more mature.

soderick
05-11-2009, 07:51 PM
When I was doing research about getting the g-tube, the thing I was most concerned about was lots of complaints about leaking, like Gabrielle. At first, I thought I was going to have that problem, too, but after I spent about 5 months battling granulation tissue around the site, I have very little leakage. I do have a bit of raised scarring that is mildly uncomfortable, but a bit of cream and rotating the tube relieve it quickly.

I don't know if I'm the exception, but the leakage I experience in no way outweighs the benefits I've gotten from the extra calories. As mander31880 says, it's nice to look a bit more your age instead of looking 9 years old in high school. After all, that extra 10 pounds translates into extra curves, making you look more mature.

soderick
05-11-2009, 07:51 PM
When I was doing research about getting the g-tube, the thing I was most concerned about was lots of complaints about leaking, like Gabrielle. At first, I thought I was going to have that problem, too, but after I spent about 5 months battling granulation tissue around the site, I have very little leakage. I do have a bit of raised scarring that is mildly uncomfortable, but a bit of cream and rotating the tube relieve it quickly.
<br />
<br />I don't know if I'm the exception, but the leakage I experience in no way outweighs the benefits I've gotten from the extra calories. As mander31880 says, it's nice to look a bit more your age instead of looking 9 years old in high school. After all, that extra 10 pounds translates into extra curves, making you look more mature.

Jane
05-11-2009, 07:56 PM
My kids have had their g-tubes for 5 years and honestly it helped them tremendously! I'm sure Josh wouldn't have lived through the time he was being treated for the myco without being tube fed.

Besides a few minor problems it has been very easy!

Jane
05-11-2009, 07:56 PM
My kids have had their g-tubes for 5 years and honestly it helped them tremendously! I'm sure Josh wouldn't have lived through the time he was being treated for the myco without being tube fed.

Besides a few minor problems it has been very easy!

Jane
05-11-2009, 07:56 PM
My kids have had their g-tubes for 5 years and honestly it helped them tremendously! I'm sure Josh wouldn't have lived through the time he was being treated for the myco without being tube fed.

Besides a few minor problems it has been very easy!

Jane
05-11-2009, 07:56 PM
My kids have had their g-tubes for 5 years and honestly it helped them tremendously! I'm sure Josh wouldn't have lived through the time he was being treated for the myco without being tube fed.

Besides a few minor problems it has been very easy!

Jane
05-11-2009, 07:56 PM
My kids have had their g-tubes for 5 years and honestly it helped them tremendously! I'm sure Josh wouldn't have lived through the time he was being treated for the myco without being tube fed.
<br />
<br />Besides a few minor problems it has been very easy!