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Home parenteral nutrition (HPN)
Until a few years ago, people being fed through parenteral nutrition, traveling was impossible and even after that meant a great challenge for quite some time. It’s no surprise that many affected are still scared to be away from their homes. It isn’t seldom that patients are fed parenterally for 30 years or longer and thereby never leave their home. Often, there is a lack of support and encouragement – and, not the least, a lack of practical experience.
"Once I finally hear the waves, feel the wind and the sun, I feel healthy. After all the planning and preparation, I am unbelievably thankful."
“It is hard work and all kinds of organization is necessary to travel with HPN. But regardless: nothing is insurmountable. Besides, I know that brand new – and mostly wonderful – experiences are waiting for me.”
A temperate climate without high humidity
... adequate hygiene conditions.
... access to an Home Parenteral Nutrition center.
... accommodation with running water.
... access to a refrigerator with constant temperature.
... lots of fun and relaxation!
"For me, traveling means no longer being controlled by the circumstances surrounding my disease, but being able to live my life."
"HPN keeps me alive. But it also gives me the opportunity to meet people and to get to know other countries. This is wonderful because it gives me so much energy and joy."
"For too long I believed that I couldn’t travel anymore. But then I dared to do it – and it was the best decision I have ever made."
"The vacations with my family are infinitely precious moments. I hope that they remain present in my children’s memories for some time."