When Food Hurts

October 22, 2014 6:08 PM

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When Food Hurts

What do you do when you are physically incapable of eating? When food becomes a burden, rather than a photographable luxury; when it doesn't look pretty and neither do you, how do you relate -- re-relate -- to food?

About five years ago, I was diagnosed with an rare condition called idiopathic condylar resorption. Essentially, at age 17, I was told that my jaw joints had completely disintegrated. This, aside from causing constant, intense pain, had caused my chin to recede down and back into my face, leaving me...

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