Saturday, February 15, 2014


The procedure to insert a feeding tube in to my stomach has been scheduled for March 5th.

I think that's  about ten days after the Conway Cup. It looks like I'll be taking it easy during that interim period.

The decision to put in the tube was forced by my Forced Vital Capacity measurement: how much air I can quickly breath out. My measurement was 2.77 litres, which is 48% of what an average man my age can do.

At that measurement, the feeding tube can be inserted in an outpatient procedure. There is a threshold at which the procedure would have to be done as an inpatient, and another threshold at which the tube can no longer be safely inserted.

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