Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the online community about traveling with medical supplies, specifically TPN. If you use a feeding tube, TPN, or other medical supplies daily, the idea of traveling with them can be daunting. It’s a lot to think about, a lot to pack and organize, and so many what ifs can make the situation seem nearly impossible.

A blog called She Got Guts recently posted about traveling with TPN. The writer, Stephanie has a little girl on TPN, and shares about their lives, and how they live the best life they can. She recently posted a list of tips and her experiences with it. Check out her post here.

I’ve traveled with TPN. I was 14ish hours away from home for just over a week. There was a lot of planning, a LOT of supplies, and quite a bit of anxiety but it was possible. I learned a lot that trip, and it reminded me that needing help, having gastroparesis and needing TPN doesn’t mean I can’t have a life too.


Have you traveled with TPN or medical supplies? If you’d like to share tips or your experience, email me at