Living on a PEG

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
"I want to tell my story in a way that celebrates life." That's how this author described his latest work.
Recently, residual radiation nerve damage caused all foods and liquids to aspirate directly into his lungs.
“I now take all of my nourishment througha PEG tube in my stomach,” he said.
But rather than give up, the author decided to write a book. More

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Words: 9,970
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301610549
About Jack Teeter

I am a writer of Novellas. E-book readers are looking for well-told fast-paced short stories. I strive to give my e-books distinctive settings, memorable characters, and captivating plots.
I am a science teacher / baseball coach and computer geek. My wife Karen and I have lived and traveled all over this great nation and even a few foreign countries. We currently live in Brighton, IL.


Review by: K. C. Boone, MSFE on March 24, 2013 :
Well written and very descriptive.
(review of free book)

Review by: Karin Duncan-Smyth on Feb. 02, 2013 :
What's a PEG?

So, "Living on a PEG"… begs the question what is this PEG thing the author, Jack Teeter is writing about?

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) is a method of placing a tube into the stomach. So this person: Sonny Jacobs, has a tube -- a feeding tube -- in his gut.

Wow! Wonder I what that's like?

Why does he have the PEG; what condition brought about such a life-changing event in Sonny's life? It obviously is his way of getting nutrition; what kind of food is it? What does it taste like -- or is there any tasting involved using a PEG? Can a person live a full life only on that stomach-tube feeding? Does he have to cut back on… uh… living his life?

Wait -- I have more questions. Is the PEG permanent? Will Sonny never eat or drink anything -- ever? Wonder how many people are living on a PEG in the USA? (Answer: 31,000 in the year 2000.) And one last question: Sonny, don't you miss eating, don't TV 'foody' commercials drive you crazy, do holidays (with all the pomp and circumstance surrounding say: Thanksgiving dinner) make you sad?

Jack Teeter has written lots of books, but I dare say this is his most personal -- and to me, his most compelling. Thanks for sharing, Mr. Teeter, and for giving us an insight into "Living on a PEG".
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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