I am a 39 year old female on a Feeding Tube!! I have struggled for years with digestive issues, dietary restrictions and overall poor health. My wish is to share "war" stories, recipes and gluten-free secrets.
It's not just Gluten
- By Trisha McGinley
- Published 04/19/2010
For me, it's not just gluten! I have adverse digestive responses to yeast, vinegar and dairy as well. For 5 years I have been living a life free of these "toxins" to my body. It is quite challenging to avoid both the gluten & yeast (they so often come hand in hand). Most gluten free breads, pretzels and crackers have yeast! In honesty, they feeding tube has made "eating" much easier. However, my wish is to begin to eat, again, and get off this tube (currently I am identified as a "lifetime" patient). I'm only 39!! Currently, I do consume a few things: liquid vitamin supplements, liquid protein drinks, fruits and occasionally a bite or two of whatever my husband is having for dinner. The liquid foundations truly help me through the daytime, so that I may only run the pump during the evenings. It's been quite "freeing" that past 3 months to not be on the feeding tube 20/7.