I have had to get my nutrition need met this way during a very difficult post-op experience.
The tube insertion is uncomfortable. The sensation of having it in there made me feel nauseated.
You get a vague taste of the liquid pumped into your stomach. It taste terrible.
I would much-rather eat sensibly to lose weight, if I had to lose weight.
Why don't brides-to-be get dresses that fit them as they are, rather than expose themselves to this disgusting method that is so-much more unpleasant than you could imagine?
I'd love to hear from another who has experienced being tube fed.
It is a very-unpleasant experience to have a naso-gastric tube in place (and inserted). Having a surgically-inserted g-tube or j-tube lessens this discomfort, but it would be absurd to have a tube surgically inserted to lose 20 pounds to fit into a dress.
Another issue is that tubes inserted down the throat could be mistakenly inserted down the trachea, rather than the esophagus. Feeding fluid would then be introduced into the lings rather than the stomach.
This is why, in the hospital setting, the ng tube is inserted and there is a radi-opaque line on the tube that makes it visible via xray. The patient is xrayed to confirmed placement prior to feeding.
The tube is left in place until the tube feeding is discontinued, or the patient still cannot eat by mouth, for a variety of medical reasons, and a surgical g or j tube is then inserted, or TPN (total parenteral nutrition) is introduced by a central line surgically inserted via the sub-clavian vein.
The medical term NPO, non per os, is Latin for nothing by mouth. This is nothing to be taken lightly.
Using tube feeding for weight loss to fit into a wedding dress is ridiculous.View Thread