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Necessity Is the Mother of Invention
I have been on a feeding tube since June 2011, after cancer surgery, chemo, and radiation left me unable to swallow. I had a nose tube, then a J-tube, and now a G-tube that has to be replaced every three months.
At first, I struggled with the stomach feeding tube when I was not using it to get nourishment. The medical advice given to me was to tape it to my skin. This irritated my skin and didn’t hold well. I needed to find a better way. I researched alternatives. When I couldn’t find anything to help me, my determination led me to create a feeding tube holder and feeding tube clamps.
Both are simple, functional, and easy to use. For over two years now, I have been wearing the holder and making improvements to it. It holds the feeding tube up and keeps it away from my waist. I use the clamp when I need to close off the tubing while I am taking nourishment. The clamp is gentle on tubing.
After four surgeries and many doctors and nurses telling me they have patients who could benefit from the holder, I am making them available for purchase. I want to share with others who need a feeding tube to stay alive. The holders and clamps are available at www.easyfeedingtube.com.
LifelineLetter, September/October 2014