Continuing with our honor patients, this week, we have Nicole Principe sharing a little about her journey.
Hi I am Nicole and I have Digestive Tract Paralysis in my stomach (Gastroparesis) and intestines (Intestinal Dysmotility). Unfortunately I am TPN (IV nutrition) fed due to my motility conditions. I have a GJ feeding tube for medication and draining. I use a Hickman central line for my TPN, fluids, and some of my medications. Someday, I hope to get back on tube feeds! Not being able to eat is definitely difficult. I miss it so much but things like gum and lollipops help me some when I can tolerate them! 🍭 I love to watch shows on Netflix, read, play games with my cousins and spend time with in person or online with my fellow friends with chronic illness, you all get me through the days! 😊💜💙💚💛