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Has there ever been a time in your life when food security became an issue?
It has been a major issue for me in the past, and there was one point where my ex-husband and I were having meals of tuna on toast with celery baked in the oven. It slowly became my least favorite meal. However, it was a creative luxury in comparison to off-brand fiesta flavored hamburger helper.
Fortunately, my stomach stopped working. I know that sounds horrible, but my need for long term dependence on alternative nourishment saved our wallet. I was tubefed and for some time it was covered by our insurance. Which gave us the financial freedom we needed to get by.
How awful is it that I am grateful that my disability kept me fed? My TPN and tube feed ensured my food security.
There have been times in the time between then and now that if I didn’t have my feeding tube, I wouldn’t have been able to eat.
I’m not alone. I am not the only one who has been in this position. It is an interesting world that we live in. To be grateful for my disability. It feels wrong but it’s right.