Glenn Krumel
Glenn Krumel · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
I’m like a new bike tire!

Today, after a short appointment at the hospital, Greg said that I was like a new bike tire, because I am now tubeless. Yes, today my feeding tube was removed! There was not much to the procedure. The doctor just let the saline out of the feeding tube balloon and pulled it out.It didn’t hurt much at all, and I feel like it was a big milestone.

The key to getting my feeding tube removed was to maintain or gain some weight while not using it. I have been successful in gaining about 5 lbs., so now I’m around 150.I started at about 190 and bottomed out about 145. I still don’t recognize...

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Glenn Krumel · Sunday, January 19, 2014
No Straight Lines

The high from the PET scan was nice for a while, and remains a good feeling.  My throat (esophagus) stretching has allowed me to eat some new foods: meat loaf, some fruit and yogurt with fruit in it.  I’m still feeling my way along menu wise, but the choices are getting better.  I have another session this week, so I’ll continue to learn how, and what to eat.

Last week I had my first fever since the operation.  I ran around 101 deg for several days.  I was able to control the fever with drugs mostly, but it was not a real productive time.  This was considered a virus or weak flu.  As the...

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Glenn Krumel · Tuesday, January 7, 2014
PET Scan SUCCESS

Joanne and I spent the day at the hospital getting the baseline PET and CAT scans, and talking to doctors.  The scans were a great success – they found no active tumors.  We will do another set of scans in 3 months to verify the lack of cancer, but this scan officially takes us from the treatment to the observation phase of the treatment.  It was great to hear the doctor say that there is no active cancer.  No guarantees for the future, but I will be wearing sunglasses for a while.

This is a good time to say thank you to everyone who has helped get me here.  Thank...

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