I Wish They Knew………..

July 25, 2006 at 1:49 pm

One thing that really bothered me was that during meal times in the hospital, most persons delivering the meals didn’t know I couldn’t feed myself – so they would bring the food in and lift the lid and say “enjoy” and leave. I was left to look and smell until someone noticed that I wasn’t eating and asked if I was okay. I would then tell them that I was paralyzed and couldn’t feed myself and they would offer to feed me, which made me uncomfortable and them uncomfortable. I asked family members to be sure to have someone there during mealtimes so that I didn’t have to suffer that indignity. We as GBSers need all the dignity we can hang on to.