Married for 41 years, Linda McDaniel and her husband live in Winchester, VA, and have a grown son and daughter. An active person, she has worked in the technology field at a variety of organizations, including at a university, a textile mill, two hospital systems and the FBI. When she isn’t on a computer, Linda enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren, reading, cooking, and playing trivia games and online slots.
Eighteen months ago, Linda’s doctor diagnosed her with Bulbar Onset ALS. As her conditioned worsened, it affected her esophagus. Then in July 2016, she needed to have a feeding tube placed due to her inability to chew and swallow without choking. However, when she woke up from the surgery, Linda was disappointed to find a long, dangling tube extending from her belly. Linda explored feeding tubes online and found the
MIC-KEY* Low-Profile Gastrostomy Feeding Tube. She read that others had great success with it, so she asked her doctor if he could fit her with a MIC-KEY*, and this past January, at age 62, Linda had her MIC-KEY* placed.
Linda uses the MIC-KEY* for of her all nourishment and to take medications. She likes that she can clean the detachable extension tube with soap and water either in or out of the shower, and conceal the MIC-KEY* button under her clothes.
“I am very happy with my MIC-KEY* Low-Profile Gastrostomy Feeding Tube,” says Linda. “Taking my medications and tube feedings is a breeze now, and when I go out, no one can tell that I have it.”