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Hannah's Story

Hello! My name is Hannah and I'm 26-years-old. l work full time in the NHS and outside of work, I love keeping busy. I've had my feeding tube since I was 19 and have been on continuous feeds since 23. This means my feed comes with me everywhere I go, and whether I like it or not, I'm the girl with the backpack.   Up until about 8 months ago, I alternated between black and red square, bulky rucksacks. The rucksacks served me well, allowing me to go about my daily life whilst staying connected to my feed. However, I wasn’t that fond of them. The bags themselves were bulky and heavy. It wasn’t comfortable and hurt my shoulders. Almost...

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A food-free Christmas

This week we have our first guest post, from a dad who is getting used to having a son who is tube-fed. Here he tells us about the impact that has had on Christmas and the positive changes that they have made as a result. * * * * Christmas! What an amazing time of year! There are so many things that make us think "Christmas is here!", things such as mince pies, candles, mulled wine, Starbucks Christmas Coffees, pigs in blankets, Christmas trees, roast turkey, stockings, selection boxes, carols, Christmas pudding, nativity plays, chocolate advent calendars, Terry's chocolate orange. There's not much left once you've omitted all the edible elements is there? As a man who loves to eat and...

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