I was on TPN exclusively for several weeks as a teenager, in that I wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything else, and only permitted the occasional ice chip to drink.
I don't remember it doing a great deal for me. In fact, I had a huge bleed the day after they withdrew the port, which was pretty devastating for me way back then, because I'd somehow been led to think that this could really help improve my health, and quickly.
The good things I remember about
* fewer bms
* more time to rest and concentrate on getting better, instead of having to worry about
eating / cooking / shopping / washing up
I had to do my whole TPNship in hospital because of the infection risk, so before you commit, you might like to find out whether you'll be able to do it at home, or will need to be in hospital too.
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