CYNTHIA’S PERSONAL STORY

My son Sam was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy in 2016, underwent LVAD placement in November of that year, then had a heart transplant in December. He was 16 years old at the time. Post transplant he vomited every day and was constantly nauseous, and we thought it was a reaction to all the medications. In […]

VERN’S PERSONAL STORY

I just want to tell people how I control it. The most success ive had keeping it away, and if we’re all talking about the same thing, wouldnt u give almost anything to not have this affliction? I take a Nexium and probiotic everyday in morning. I eat only ham and swiss lunchables, cheeseburgers from […]

2021 Gastroparesis Awareness Month: Putting the Patient First

International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) raises awareness for Gastroparesis Awareness Month to bring the patient story and perspective to life For Immediate Release  Media Contact: media@iffgd.org MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (July 1, 2021) — In recent studies, gastroparesis, a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, affects approximately five million people in the United States. Gastroparesis Awareness Month, […]

SHANNON’S PERSONAL STORY

I don’t know where to start with this. As I’m typing, I’m in a bad flare. Can barely keep broth and water down. The last time I was in a flare was over a year ago. But let’s go back to when this first started. In 2015, I was 32 years old, married and have […]

LINDA’S PERSONAL STORY

My story started about 1 month after my father died 5 years ago. First they told me I was just grieving but after a month they admitted to the hospital for tests. They couldn’t figure it out, but there was 1 Dr. reminded me of an old country Dr. wanted to do one more test. […]