Short cuts and Cheat Codes

I have trouble shopping online. I get overwhelmed with all the options and choices and just freeze. I really need to buy something from ebay so I’ve enlisted my friend to buy it for me. It’s okay to go around hurdles. You don’t always have to jump over them.

My husband’s throat doesn’t work right anymore (too many neck surgeries), so he has difficulty swallowing. This limits the types of foods that he is able to eat. In June he was in the hospital for a couple of things. One of which was extreme weight loss. In order to facilitate his weight gain back to a healthy weight they installed a feeding tube in his stomach. But he’s still supposed to try to eat to keep his throat working and to maybe get off the feeding tube one day.

This is where my difficulty comes in.

All three of us are very picky to start with. I’ve never been that great of a cook. But I did manage to muddle along for years. But last year I discovered that I have a sensitivity to dairy and to soy.  The combination of three picky eaters, two of whom have special food needs is just over my head.  I just can’t spin that many plates at once.

So I’ve now asked my friends to occasionally put aside a tiny portion of soft meals that they make so Spouse A can try to eat it. Hopefully that will help. I still have to work on the rest of us, but it’s a start.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CatNISS
    Aug 18, 2013 @ 18:06:03

    My family has so many food issues that one Thanksgiving, prior to eatingthe big meal, my stepdad said “Thank God there is still food we can eat.”

    I never so sincerely said “Amen.”


    • B
      Aug 19, 2013 @ 09:57:38

      Yeah. I’ve often said that between the two of us we can’t eat anything at all. For a while C seemed to be less picky, but he’s grown into or learned to be more like us.


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