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|Recipe for Surviving a Social Gathering When You Can’t Eat|
Attitude is everything, so you might as well have a Good One, is my motto. I am unable to eat or drink regular food without becoming ill, so social situations such as parties, weddings, picnics, or just about any place that food is served always presents a challenge for me. I thought I would share some things that have worked for me.
Kathleen was on J-tube feedings for almost two decades. She had gastroparesis, pseudo-obstruction and multiple sclerosis, but she did not let her illnesses, limited mobility, or vision prevent her from being active in Oley. She was a Regional Coordinator (part of the official Oley volunteer group, now called Ambassadors) and co-led the Chicago Pumpers support group. She helped plan the 2001 Oley Conference in Milwaukee, and attended several others. In addition, she and her husband Larry staffed the Oley booth at clinician meetings, and she and a fellow support group member spoke on tube feeding issues with students at a Chicago nursing school. For her courage and outstanding volunteer efforts, Kathleen won Oley’s Mead Johnson Enteral Award in 2001. She passed away in March of 2012 at the age of 67.
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Feeding Tube Awareness Week
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Oley exhibit at A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week
Oley Regional Conference