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Life with A Feeding Tube is Not "Worse Than Death"

Tuesday, August 30, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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Life With A Feeding Tube Is Not "Worse Than Death"

The Huffington Post, The Blog, 8/15/16

 

 

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania recently published a report claiming 55% of people surveyed ranked reliance on a feeding tube “as bad as or worse than death.“ www.jamanetwork.com

I have had a feeding tube for over three years. Gastroparesis and intestinal dysmotility mean my stomach no longer functions and my small intestine does not absorb nutrients well. Having a feeding tube that bypasses my stomach and delivers a partially digested solution into my small intestine ensures my body can still get essential nutrients, calories and fluid. Without my feeding tube I would not be alive.

 

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