Head and Neck Cancer treatment side effects leave many of us with a PEG tube. Although we receive good advice on what to try and eat & what nutrients to have, this often doesn’t translate to being helpful when you get home.
But Questions are plenty: - How do I start to transition back to real food? What type of food should I be trying to eat? How do I stay connected to food? What does my shopping list look like now? Where do I start?
This guide will outline the simple step by step process I took to transition back to oral eating having had a PEG TUBE for 15 months. My treatment included surgery, radiotherapy & chemotherapy.
Simply put, this is “Lived Experience” and is essential to understanding the nuances of this treatment and understanding that everyone is different & heals differently.
Step by step guide as to how I transitioned back to oral eating having not eaten orally for over 15 months. I am a chef and foodie and I found it quite challenging to know where to start & how to start. I documented everything I did here for you.