Went down to the Thornton hospital Tuesday to have the PEG tube inserted into my stomach. As I've mentioned in previous posts, the tube is precautionary at this time just in case I am unable to eat later in the treatment process. More Vicodin for the pain until today; I'm taking Tylenol now and it seems to do the trick just fine.
One somewhat surreal conversation occurred when the floor Dr. came by on Wednesday to check my condition. He asked me if I was feeling okay because I seemed to be somewhat "flat" and "depressed." I wasn't sure if he was punking me or what. The facts that I was taking an opiate to hold stomach spasms in check, was facing 6 weeks of radiation and chemo to treat throat cancer, and hadn't eaten in over 36 hours evidently kept me from displaying my usual ebulliant personality. Fortunately I was too out of it to reply with anything better than, "really...hmm."
Radiation and Chemo start this Tuesday morning and will continue through January. Onward and Upward! God is right here with us and the prayers of many good folks are our ballast.