About

My name is Diane Stormer, and I created this site to share methods and resources that have been valuable to me as an adult who is tube fed.

The hairy guy in the photo with me is Ernie Dog, and he could care less about tube feeding, but that’s okay.

I have a  feeding tube due to bulbar palsy.  I am not able to swallow safely.

My initial tube, which was placed September of 2011, was the basic  long tube type of feeding tube.  Just about 10 weeks later, in the beginning of December, this tube was switched out for a low profile “button” g-tube.

Discovering effective  methods to manage the care of my tube, along with learning to make my own food for the tube  instead of using “medical liquid meals” aka canned formula, has been a challenge; sometimes an interesting challenge, other times, an exercise in frustration.

As a bit of trivia, completely unrelated to tube feeding, I wrote a book a while back, (target audience are middle school readers, or advanced elementary school).   The children in the story are loosely based on my own kids when they were the same ages. I also illustrated its  cover.

A link to it on Amazon is here:

http://amzn.to/2cNeAdQ

And, a link to it on Barnes & Noble is here:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alexander-spy-catcher-diane-stormer/1108315834?ean=9781469734439

alexander-spy-catcher

Although I retired as a flight attendant due to my disease, I still do work occasionally (very occasionally!) as an artist.  Here is a portrait I did many years ago.  Unfortunately, I’ve lost the photo I took of it to keep in portfolio, this shot is taken while it hung in a gallery display,and there was  a plant on a stand under the painting  .

A more recent example of my work is that of a painting done on my shed door.  You can see this by reading a  post from 2013 titled “My Storm Story” http://tubechic.com/2013/11/

My goal is to make this blog a resource  for those who are looking for better, easier ways to live well with a feeding tube. Please take a moment to register as a user, so that you will be able to post comments. I welcome your feedback.