Crafts · Feeding tube · Gastroparesis · NJ tube · Outpatient · Spoonie

How to turn a normal backpack into a feeding tube bag

I got discharged from the hospital on Monday evening, after they realized there was nothing more that they could do with me, so I came home with boxes full of feed, giving sets, syringes, and a feeding pump and stand all of my own. Here’s how I set it up on the first night, using… Continue reading How to turn a normal backpack into a feeding tube bag

Hospital · Inpatient · Spoonie · Uncategorized

How to Survive Being in Hospital

Being in hospital is a difficult experience, no doubt. You’re feeling probably the worst you ever have, and you’re thrown into an environment where you control nothing, you don’t have your own space, and you don’t know what’s going to happen and how long you’ll be in. However there are several things that can make… Continue reading How to Survive Being in Hospital

Feeding tube · Hospital · Inpatient · NJ tube · Spoonie

What to expect with an NJ tube: Part 1 – Tube Placement

Its almost a week now since my nasojejunal feeding tube was placed. It’s been a lot to adjust to and learn about and I thought I’d share some aspects of life with this tube. I’ll write this in parts otherwise it’ll end up being ever so long! Part 1: Tube placement: I had my tube… Continue reading What to expect with an NJ tube: Part 1 – Tube Placement

Feeding tube · Hospital · Inpatient · NJ tube · Spoonie

A Day in the Life of a Hospital Patient

Being in hospital is a very strange experience and your body clock has to adjust to a strange timeline of events. It can be quite confusing if you’ve never been in hospital before to get used to all these interruptions and I thought it might be interesting to see what life is like as a… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Hospital Patient