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G-Tube pain issue “Cured” with belts! Surgical appointment pushed back!

Posted Jun 02 2009 3:59pm
Belt over G-Tube tight

Belt over G-Tube tight

As you know in my  previous post I have  started using leather belts in my deep pressure therapy methods for myself. As stated in that post the pain was reduced by having the belt on. Well apparently it was not only reduced but when I took it off it was cured. The pain was near non existent and only once in a while do I get pain now. We have Pushed back the surgical appointment due to this great accomplishment! Yay!

Now I wonder if I can get the insurance company to pay for more leather belts under the Durable Medical Equipment heading, haha!

If you have not seen the pictures of my “Belt Therapy” click above!

New orders are as follows.

  • Surgical visit (ENDOSCOPY SCHEDULING) <ACTIVE> [June 18th]
  • Pulse Oximeter (ordered by pulmonary) <INACTIVE> [WAIT FOR BETTER INSURANCE]
  • ETCO2 monitor (ordered by pulmonary) <INACTIVE>[WAIT FOR BETTER INSURANCE]
  • Endoscopy (2 year follow up & suspected internal pressure ulcer from G-Tube + H. Pylori follow up) (IP) <WAIT SCHEDULING>
  • Muscle Biopsy - See if there is a muscular dystrophy or other disease directly affecting the muscle such as progressive rhabdmyolysis. (Live - To be scheduled) (OP / IP at doctors discretion)<WAIT SCHEDULING>
  • Toxicology panels (drug & standard) - See if disease caused by toxic mutagenic agent (Live - To be scheduled) (OP) <INACTIVE>[WAIT FOR BETTER INSURANCE]
  • ABGs draw (IP)<WAIT SCHEDULING>
  • Urodynamics study (under anesthesia or neuromuscular blockade) (repeat due to question of suprapubic catheter) (IP) <WAIT SCHEDULING>
  • Echocardiogram (repeat due to 1 year passing since last ECHO) (IP)<WAIT SCHEDULING>
  • CT head & spine w/o contrast and with contrast (repeat due to 1 year passing since last CT series) (IP) <WAIT SCHEDULING>>

are also waiting on a few other things to be ordered after the completion of these, the next order batch is. All of the below are considered dead until converted to live orders.

  • New wheelchair (CONFIRMED: WILL BE ORDERED, PAPERWORK TO BE SIGNED MORE) (OP, Duh!) <ACTIVE>
  • Deep Brain Stimulator insertion surgery talk (new surgery in talks) (IP, Duh!) <INACTIVE>
  • Pulmonary Functions Test + Waking ABG draw (resp problems, PFT is a default test every 3 months, 4 months passed. waking ABG based on research) (OP / IP PFTs to be OP ABGs probably IP) <INACTIVE>
  • Spinal plain X-Ray series - June(6 months will have passed, usually done twice yearly) (OP) <INACTIVE>
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