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"OCF Canuck"
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"OCF Canuck"
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Do you put warm things in your gravity bag?

If so, do you keep the temperature of the liquids at or below a certain level?

I add coffee to my morning formula meal and have had the odd “bag explosion” when the liquid was too warm for the bag.
Unlike many of you, I carefully wash twice and rinse my bags and reuse them. Ii cannot afford to dispose of them after 24 hours and I only use them for one meal a day. The waste!

Tge manufacturer tells me the bags are not tested for temperature. They stick to the “room temp liquid - dispose bag inn24 hours”.

Just curious if there were other renegades like me out there. This is one item I do pay for so throwing 6-8 Canadian dollars in the bin every day offends my bank account!

Just curious………

Ps I will use some bags for more than a week. I have been doing this for a year+ with no detrimental effects.


Donna,69, SCC L Tongue T2N1MO Stg IV 4/04 w/partial gloss;32 radtx; T2N2M0 Stg IV; R tongue-2nd partial gloss w/graft 10/07; 30 radtx/2 cispl 2/08. 3rd Oral Cancer surgery 1/22 - Stage 1. 2022 surgery eliminated swallowing and bottom left jaw. Now a “Tubie for Life”.no food envy - Thank God! Surviving isn't easy!!!! .Proudly Canadian - YES, UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE IS WONDERFUL! (Not perfect but definitely WONDERFUL)
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well I use a syringe and let my coffee cool a bit, then squirt it in!!. Weird, I think Ihave been drinking coffee for 50 years. Not ready to give it up yet!! I actually take a very little sip, just to get the taste of my favorite beverage, then, down the tube!


72 yo
SCC 2009
Radiation/Chemo, clear 2010
Active triathlete
NPO and bad voice after 12 years
But doing great
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