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Had my gastric sleeve done 12/4/19

bern in and out of the hospital since January 7 my dr placed me on TPN? Has anyone been through this(?
I seriously need someone who understands what I am dealing with and just someone to shed light on this situation

thanks

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Why? What happened?

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What is TPN?

Or what does it stand for?

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It isNutrients bag

eveyrhing I need to keep me hydrated as well all the Vitamins and nutrients I need

that I hook up through my PICC line at night

basically keeping me out of the hospital

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TPN=Total Parenteral Nutrition. It's usually used on patients that for some reason shouldn't take in food or liquids by mouth. Are you having trouble with your sleeve healing correctly? Or are you having a leaking issue? We've had people at the hospital where I work be on TPN for a long time after non-WLS stomach surgery. They do labs and tinker with the formula in the bag to get the best nutrition results.

Hopefully, this is a temporary thing for you! I'm glad you are being able to do it at home through your PICC line. It's good that you got the PICC line because the solution given through a regular peripheral IV can be hard on the veins due to their smallness and people can get phlebitis from that. You have enough going on without having to worry about that. Get well soon!

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I understand what TPN is, im a nurse, but you havent explained the reason behind its use or whats happened to get you there?!

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I didn't know what TPN was until I read it on somebody else's response to your post. Sorry for what you're going through. I've been taking chewable vitamins since Day 3 after surgery and never had an absorption problem, my Vitamin levels are good.

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6 hours ago, Lyndor said:

I understand what TPN is, im a nurse, but you havent explained the reason behind its use or whats happened to get you there?!

yes but others asked what it was

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14 hours ago, Marni piazza said:

Had my gastric sleeve done 12/4/19

bern in and out of the hospital since January 7 my dr placed me on TPN? Has anyone been through this(?
I seriously need someone who understands what I am dealing with and just someone to shed light on this situation

thanks

oh, bless you, you poor thing. I had a volvulus (remnant stomach twisted tightly and cut off blood supply, made me very ill) post op and was converted to a bypass 1 week after my sleeve, in agony, couldn't drink, let alone eat also ended up with a picc line but the conversion to bypass fixed me kinda (still having issues eating) no TPN for me but headed that way if I can't get my intake and nutrients up. I'm also a nurse so have given TPN a lot.

Are you able to consume anything? What's going on with your gut and bowel?

Big virtual healing hugs coming your way x

Edited by Bastian

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I too am on tpn. I had surgery 11/7 and have been in and out of hospital several times. I have had 3 stricture dilations that have not helped. Mainly due to sleeve being twisted. I am barely able to eat or drink anything. I'm lucky to drink 10oz a day and have maybe 2 to 5 bites of food. Maybe 100 calories a day. They want to do another dilation I have told them this has gone on too long needs to be fixed. They say only other option is revision to bypass. But seeing the above reply I'm concerned :(

I wish you the best I hope they fix your issue so you can feel better! Hugs!

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6 hours ago, Ttyo said:

I too am on tpn. I had surgery 11/7 and have been in and out of hospital several times. I have had 3 stricture dilations that have not helped. Mainly due to sleeve being twisted. I am barely able to eat or drink anything. I'm lucky to drink 10oz a day and have maybe 2 to 5 bites of food. Maybe 100 calories a day. They want to do another dilation I have told them this has gone on too long needs to be fixed. They say only other option is revision to bypass. But seeing the above reply I'm concerned :(

I wish you the best I hope they fix your issue so you can feel better! Hugs!

The bypass was a huge relief for me, I would go for it if I were you and stop all the problems, my twisted gut was severe hence the emergency bypass.

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