Welcome back! Alright, so the J-tube is placed! What else could ever go wrong?
While getting used to my new normal with my J-tube, I had a lot of trouble. It was great in the sense that it helped my tummy stay a little flatter than it had been and it made it to where I was able to eat a pretty full liquid and soft food diet without too much trouble. But it was so hard to learn how to tape it just right so it didn’t hurt and to find cute clothes that were comfortable and didn’t make it obvious that it was there.
Hey everyone! Welcome back to the story right after I got back home from over two months in California!
Getting home was going pretty great! I had developed a new method to help myself feel more human – I called it “chewing and spitting.” As gross and weird as this may sound, eating is such a huge part of the human experience (just try watching television for a short time without watching commercials related to food or drink). My doctors have always agreed and cheered me on when I have found unconventional ways to feel as human as possible.