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Subject: Jen wellness update #28 (25Aug00) Damn Peg
From:      Karl Horton

Jen Watchers,

Jen needs to slow down. She forgets that she is still recovering from major surgical procedures.

Jen's friend Jen Litterick is here this week, luckily she's not squeamish, and can drive a car with a manual gearbox. About 10% of people who have a 'peg' - a gastro-intestinal feeding tube - get an infection. Naturally, Jen got an infection.  Horrid goop oozing round the tube. She got very frightened and upset.

She had to go to the ER again, usual stuff; wait four hours to be seen by a junior doctor  who didn't know what to do, wait four hours the next day to see the peg doctor ....

Jen's been very lucky with her doctors in general, but Dr. Peg could do with going on a 'how not to be a pompous arse' course.

Upshot is that she's on antibiotics and we are confining her to the house today, Friday, and for the weekend.

Radiation and Chemo should still be able to start next week.

Hopefully I'll post nice photos of Jen & Jen soon.

regards, Karl

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