This Tube Chic is taking a break from blogging

It is finally acting like spring here, and the garden is beckoning me!  It is time for me to take  a break, and focus on other pursuits for  while.

My son built me a new rose arbor for the monster climber rose over  by the shed (because the old arbor was literally falling down) and he and my other son got it into place a couple of days ago.  It will be a month before the roses bloom, but I wanted to post a photo of it here now, because I’m so happy with how it turned out!

Here is another view of it looking through the flowering crabapple tree we put in last year

Ernie dog has been helping in the gardens too.  He’s a nose digger dog, in case you can’t tell.

I’ll be back, with new blog posts, although it may not be until we are well into summer.

And, if you’ve just recently discovered this blog, and/or are completely new to having  feeding tube… As I’ve said before, if I had to offer my three biggest, most important bits of advice, it would be for three different aspects of living well with  a tube.

  1. Keep your feeding tube from moving throughout the day (including keeping weight off of the stoma).  This is because friction is the number one factor in the perpetuation of overgranulation tissue.
  2. Do everything within your power to use real food instead of commercial formula.  Read  the label of any medical formula created for enteral feeding, and ask yourself why you’d want to put that in your body!
  3. Attitude is the biggest factor in how satisfied we are with our lives.  We may not be able to change our circumstances, but we can certainly work on our attitude.

If you are looking for support from others with any aspect of tube feeding, a great resource is the Facebook Adult Tube Feeding Group.   It is a public group with knowledgeable folks who are very generous with their time when it comes to helping others.  

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