Hi everyone! Congrats on making it through another week! I thought I’d dig into the archives and pull out one of my very first columns. I use my feeding tube more often than not, but I try and eat at least one meal by mouth per day to keep those muscles from atrophying. The issue is that I don’t feel comfortable eating around friends.
My friends love to eat, and while they know by now that I’m not going to want anything, I still feel a little left out. Food is such a big part of our culture, and I hate that I can’t participate as much as I’d like to. I’m usually fine with snacks because it’s nonchalant enough that I can pretend that it’s not a big deal. But anything more than that makes me feel weird.
Do any of you feel self-conscious about how you eat?
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