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He does not have a stomach, as the cancer had spread through out the stomach, the whole stomach was removed, he now has a tube that goes where the stomach was direct to the bowel, he needs to eat small amounts often, and he will be on this build up that I refered too.

I am told it should not effect him although he obviously can not eat what he likes, in the long term a dietician will tell him which foods he can eat etc.

It was either remove the stomach or die in a matter of weeks, he did not have a choice.


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Flippin heck, so even without a stomach he can still eat small amounts. will he eventually be able to dispesne with the tube. I hope you don't mind me asking as I am genuinely intersted. My little girl has a gastrostomy but also feeds orally as well.

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No the tube stays, to the best of my knowledge.

It is necessary to link upto the bowel.

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Sounds nasty about the stomach but overall very good news that he's out of hospital,good luck for rehab!

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Ditto ...

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mark i think you should print off all of the threads re your dad and keep them. what a remarkable journey and experience. all the lows and now the highs.

its things like this that when your a bit down with work or your team losing (as we all do) you can read and will bring a smile back to your face.

i have been fascinated by this story and im really pleased you have a happy ending.

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I will do that, good idea. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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You are one amazing family and deserve to have come out on top. I wish you, the rest of your family and, of course, your Dad all the best for the future.

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Very kind Mr Happy and everyone else.

Good luck to you all too. <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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Mark, I am so pleased for you, your Dad, and your family. I hope your Dad is enjoying the rehab, while he is getting used to walking again and learning about what he can eat.

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Its been very interesting following your dads medicle updates and it is great that he is getting on with things now and is out of hospital.
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Brunob,

Will do. see you on the 7th August.

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I was wondering how the digestion of amino acids takes place. It was a long time since I was at school, but I remember being taught that enzymes in the stomach break down proteins into the constituent amino acids, which are then used to build the proteins which the human body needs. What happens instead if there is a tube instead of a stomach?

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Sorry Colin, I haven't a clue.

I could always ask, if you want to know.



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Thats great news. Glad to hear he's in rehab close to home (dont your folks live in sarfend?)
My best wishes go to you and your family and lets hope the improvements continue.
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I was just wondering about it, Mark. Perhaps if you ask, it might help your Dad adjust to his new eating pattern.

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Babs, yes my folks come from Ashingdon, a little village nr Rochford / Southend.

Colin, I will ask on Sunday.

Mark.

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Sorry Colin, I forgot to ask today, I will ask in the week, my Dad in the rehab place looks so good, things at Rehab are great.

Maladroit, none of the parties you mentioned though, demensha (maybe spelt wrong) beds on the ground floor, my Dad and the hospital rehab patients on the 1st Floor. Unless the parties are on the ground floor, and they all forgot. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />



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[sp - dementia ? ]

Probably just as well, as I'm sure your Dad needs some rest and relaxation after his ordeal.
It might just be the type of rehab wards I've been on, Mark. They have been orthopaedic ones, which might make a bit of difference.

Glad to hear your Dad's looking well and improving. All the Best!

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Congratulations to your dad for a very brave battle which he has hopefully won.lets hope the future for you all is good for many more years to come, not every one gets a second chance with cancer, so lets all hope he grabs it with both hands. good luck... <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />




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