I must cut out a bit early. Dr. appointment — and big day! I'm finally going to have this bothersome gastric tube removed (I hope). I also hope to learn more about the date of my next surgery, which will, however, promptly restore a gastric tube's seven-week presence. Can't win 'em all.
I am — oh yeah, fuck yes — now g-tube free, and I have no more incision bandaging. Damn it feels good. On May 2 we'll schedule the third and final surgery, and this will all be done. Great day.