Feeding tube awareness is important. O have a feeding tube. I’ve had them on and off for the past few years.
I have had NJ tubes which go into your nose and to your small intestines and right now I have PEGJ tube which goes into my small intestines.
Every day I wake up and make my feeding tube forumla the kind I use is called real food blends. I put it in a blender with water. I then strain it into a bowl then wash the strainer off and the blender then I strain it into the blender again then I wash the strainer off and bowl off and then strain it back into the bowl and then wash the blender off and strainer and strain it into the blender I then get my feeding tube bags that I use and put the mixed strained real food blends into the bag. I close the bag turn the bag upside down and put my fingers on the blue longer part of the bag and squeeze lightly to get the air out of the bag and then prime the line that will connected to my feeding tube the one that goes into my PEGJ that hangs outside my stomach.
It takes lots of work but I would be doing this even if I was eating. I do this sometimes 3 times a day depending on what my body handles a day.
I don’t like seeing others in pain. I don’t want anyone to ever have a battle in life even through we all do. I don’t want anyone to go through anything like I have. So when life gets scary I want to hold tight to my friends and let them know I’m here.
The thing is I’m not physically close to most of my friends. I see them lose there freedom. And then every time I see God.
I lived in Seaboard a small town with lots of people over 60… a lot of them little old ladies! I loved them all!! As I lived there my papa started taking me with him on his visits to their houses or hospital or nursing home. The longer we were there the more my heart fall in love with going to visit people.
I started riding my bike and going to there house sometimes sitting on the porch talking to them. They were always so kind.
I believe in God, I beleive He knew how to make my life. You can find the lines He put in place for me to be here!
I didn’t have a lot of friends my age but I got good at being pen pals at sitting in waiting rooms with family as they waited for their loved ones. I got good at asking questions so I could keep someone talking. I got good at being around pumps, wires helping cool weird foods and being kind listening and not getting annoyed when someone would tell me the same thing ten times. I felt calm. I learned how people are people no matter what we see. Leo Boone was a man who was paralyzed from the neck down. He was always smiling.
I learned animals are amazing at making people connect sometimes. It’s not that I didn’t already know these things I just learned more about them.
When I was in the hospital even if it was for me or someone else I didn’t mind I had done this before. People always told me I’d make a great nurse I normally told them thank you. Deep down I knew I felt something I needed to be.. and medical was involved.
My friends have health problems, my family does too. I learned and owe more to how God set my life up then any thing I can imagine.
I didn’t want to relay on anyone but truthful I have too. The person I have to relay on that each of us has to relay on is God.
People sometimes act as is you are stronger when you don’t replay on others. And truly it is you are stronger when you relay on others.
You will never be able to find relief without Realizing that it Requires relating on others. Everyone needs to be able to have others relay on them and others to relay on its a balance.
I have had so many different times not be able to get help or to understand what to fear where danger is or was and what to do.
Walking alone at night seemed simple no one else was around so I thought it was safer I don’t like seeing a lot of people at once so the quiet of night seemed better.
In 2015 I woke up from a coma and the doctors all said I was faking the seizures that put me in a coma in the first place. I was in a coma. I don’t know how I faked that you never know… I guess but the reason they said it was because I woke up from seizures to fast, I knew to much about seizures comas feeding tubes central lines and medical things. I was seeeking attention they said.
Well I’m autistic I can tell you about a lot of things I don’t even care to know about but I don’t forget facts if I hear it normally I’ll remember random things.
I have a very high level of brain activing going on at all times. I’ve been this way most of my life, I stare off and can answer what you said all the sudden even if I had a seizure but here is why I have high brain activing
I didn’t know I was being so different
During an eeg I had for about 3 days I was shown to be having a 5-30 second seizure every few minutes.. so truly if you think about it I came to fast from a seizures because I’m normally having a seizure so my personality is basically me seizing so my normal is not normal.
I was talking fasting and just kept talking for 40 minutes my dr saw on the eeg I was having a seizure for 40 minutes non stop I was aware but I wasn’t in control.
In June of 2017 I was put into the icu after I had had a mini stroke, I was freaking out crying to my parents not because I had a mini stroke no I was horrified that the hospital was going to let me die. Because I’ve come so close before.
It’s never been easy but it’s never been harder to have doctors nurses medical staff to act like I’m in there way. Like I don’t matter. I fear one day I’ll end up in the ER and the doctors let me die.
Right now I’m not as scared as I use to be. The doctors I have right now have saved me instead of pushing me out the door to another doctor. None of them blamed my autism like many had over and over again. No they all worked hard to figure out what to do. I notice a lot that’s part of my problem it’s what my autism does for me.
My Neuro doctor never once said let’s see if this is autism no he said ok let’s get some Medicines do test do scans it all…
They found more then they knew they would. This year 2017 I have had about 4/5 seizures. I’ve had about five EEGs. A lot of procures and things.
The doctors kept trying and they did a good job.
I have a VNS in my chest which is a device that sends pulse into my brain to help calm my seizures or stop them all together.
I have a feeding tube in my stomach that goes into my small intestines.
A picc line in my arm for Medicines fluids transfusions blood all fun things..
But you know what? None of them took away my autism and that’s ok I know for sure that I took away the doctors power of my autism. It is not what they are allowed to blame. I am autistic. But I also have epilepsy, Ehlers–Danlos syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis, heart defect, mast cell activation syndrome, MDS a blood disorder, asthma and more…
I never know how to answer the question “SO tell me about yourself?” I always wanted to know, “Do you want the cliff notes? Or the TV movie? Or do you want the truth?” most of the time the person just wants the cliff notes, basically what’s your hobbies? What do you do for a living? How old are you? Why are you here? and most of the time my answers don’t hold over well. Because I personally don’t understand cliff notes, I want to know all the story, and I want to know the things that don’t always seem to matter.
So this leads me to over sharing sometimes and when the person walks off they hope to never see me again. Or the rare moments that you get the people that are so amazed by your honesty that its like they never knew it could be true and they smile and say wow.
Those are my favorite, but see I don’t over sharing as much as I use to. I’m scared, because the world as utterly horrified me. People are total mean people… just very mean.
They make fun of you for being nice and for standing up for someone or even yourself. So for a while I didn’t shear anything. I mean nothing. I didn’t tell anyone anything about me, because I was nervous, so that has me up to now.
I don’t share everything but I don’t not share anything. I don’t think that made sense. I hope you understood. Its not about letting everyone know what your favourite colour is its about letting everyone be alright and be happy with the answers you give. I take that back its really about knowing who you are talking to
. How nice this person is or isn’t and knowing what they want to know.
When someone asks me know to tell them about me I just ask what they want to know and if the answer is a little, or a lot. I give them what they want and nothing more.
I like myself, I find myself awesome but I’m learning to like other people to. Not all people are bad and not all are good and thats alright. I’m learning to just live and love life.
So overall just know who you are talking to and know what they want to know. Thats the whole point of this. In a very small way.
Don’t bite the people you do know. Only strangers.. That is what I believe.