What Is TPN? (Total Parenteral Nutrition) and Central Line Care - What to Expect -My Experience
You learned how to hook up your TPN and they taught you how to place the bag in your backpack so you can be mobile, walk around the house or go somewhere if you wish.
When its your first time or so for getting ready for bed, you may be scared to death to go to sleep with the long line hooked up and have it hanging down draped down over you. You really should be careful as I tripped on it a few times. Not good! I could have pulled the line right out of my chest.
I used to toss and turn and like to sleep on one side or my stomach. That's not happening any longer. I have learned to not move because I don't want to twist my line up. Make sure your line is strapped in securely inside of your backpack but not too tightly. If it gets tight, it will pull on the chest and you don't want that. You will find what works best for you, but I don't sleep well at night because of it. Others may have a trick I don't know about and if you do, I more than welcome the suggestion. Make sure to mention it in the comments section below.
I hope I gave you some information that can help you out some. There is so much information you need to know; I cannot fit it all on one page-and frankly, it's information you need to get from your physician. I can tell you that I gained 30 lbs which is good because I was down to nothing. I couldn't even walk, now I have strength to walk half block and have some sort of a life. I'm not great by no means because of other issues, but at least I'm alive which I wouldn't have been if it wasn't for TPN. With that said, maybe that's enough information for you to know that it may ease your mind some that you may get some of your life back if you are failing at nutrition.