How long to recover from a PEG insertion

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My husband has advanced cancer at the base of his oesophagus, diagnosed 5 months ago. Chemotherapy treatment has yet to start but he had a PEG inserted three days ago. WE have managed to maintain his weight although there was an initial drop. He's feeling grotty with the cancer and is also a bit knocked out by the operation. Pain in shoulder finally subsiding but wound site still painful How long does it usually take to recover from a PEG insertion? He's 74.

Thanks for any advice.