Ive had my tube for almost 1 year and never thought of those ideas. Even taped to my stomach, I had it pointed down and gotten several leaky days and many changed clothes. Worse yet was the time it was hanging out when I was grocery shopping. I think it scared a little kid who just stared at me like I was a martian.

Thanks for the ideas.

Margaret and Don, dont give up eating and drinking or at least trying to everyday. Its very important to keep swallowing daily so you wont have such a hard time later with recovery.

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile