Hi, my name is Lucas.
I'm 8 years old and I've been on TPN since I was born. When I was born, lots of my small bowel was on the outside and now I only have a bit of it left. I had lots of operations and have lots of scars on my belly.
I can eat food, but can't eat enough to get by without TPN, so I usually have 3 or 4 nights off TPN a week. My favourite food is eggs - but not fried eggs! Being on TPN makes me feel a bit different to everyone else, which sometimes makes me feel a bit sad, but sometimes I don't mind.
My favourite subject is ‘space'. I know all of the planets. Did you know that if you see a bright star in the morning or at dusk, it could be Venus or Mercury? I like swimming, crazy golf, trampolining, going to the park, riding my bike, computer games and dancing. I have a cat called Millie who is 3 years old. Like my mum, I love reading books - my favourites are Horrid Henry and Roald Dahl, and I read at least 3 chapters every night.
I love PINNT. I think it's a really good opportunity to hear about other people like me. I'm glad I'm not the only one on TPN and like hearing about other kids like me.