ANONYMOUS’S PERSONAL STORY

I write this at 6am as I suffer a flare up for the past week, luckily I haven’t thrown up yet today, This all started at a younger age i am now 20 Ive always experienced random stomachaches or would just randomly throw up every so often, it was enough to hate it but not […]

ANONYMOUS PERSONAL STORY

I’m 53 years old and was disgnoised with Cardiac Sarcoidosis in 2019. I had a ICD device implanted December of that same year. I had been battling chest pains since 2015, and received conflicting medical disgnoises as to if I had heart attact in 2016, although two Cardiac MRI suggest it. In addition, Cardiac MRI […]

565- Gastroparesis Overview

Gastroparesis (GP) is a condition of slowed stomach emptying with no intestinal blockage. Healthcare providers often refer to this as delayed gastric emptying. This is referred to as a motility disorder where the stomach does not empty food as quickly as it should.

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. […]