Hard to Swallow

(Don’t) Fear the Feeding Tube

My feeding tube could make my life easier and better, but a visceral shame pulsed through me when it came to actually using it.

May 08, 2018
After Losing the Ability to Eat Solid Food, I Had Lost Twenty Pounds—Did I Want to Lose More?

“I need a new way to eat,” I say. The nutritionist nods and says, “You want to lose some weight while we’re at it, right?”

Mar 13, 2018
The Difference a Meal Makes: On Losing the Ability to Eat Solid Food

Nothing had changed from the night before—except for the certainty that everything had changed. Food as I had always known it was now in the past.

Feb 06, 2018