A quick update for the loyal readers. I have not nor will be posting much for the next holiday week. But I want you all to know I am doing much better these days. The tube has finally stopped hurting and wow, does that make a difference in my outlook. And the pressure is off of eating now as well. Even though I can still eat by mouth and do so, it can be a drag to eat three times a day. But with the tube, it is easy to get the nuttrion I need and quell the hunger pangs by just using the feeding tube. I still have mixed feelings about it. On one had, I am a step closer to death, on the other hand, it is making my life easier.