Today my doctor suggested that I consider having a gastric pacemaker inserted. He is going to find someone here in Mass who inserts them for me. My motility has worsened since first being diagnosed and nothing seems to work. I'm currently on TPN (getting a Hickman next Tuesday) and am resting my bowels for a couple of months before I get another j-tube (had too many j-tube infections). Do most of you with the pacemaker also have j-tubes or caths for TPN? How long did it take for you to get off the supplemental feeding? What was the surgery for the pacemaker like (incision, etc)? Thanks!