GASTROPARESIS

VERONIKA'S PERSONAL STORY

January 9, 2017 Gastroparesis

I wanted to tell my story of gastroparesis to try and help other people that are going through it. I had idiopathic gastroparesis, which means the cause was unknown, but the doctors believed it was caused by some damage to the vagus nerve. At the time I was in fifth grade, so 10 or 11 years old when I was diagnosed with gp (gastroparesis,) but I had it for many months before that. The proc

ALYSON'S PERSONAL STORY

November 22, 2016 Gastroparesis

My name is Alyson, only 21 years old and very recently diagnosed with gastroparesis. I'm hoping posting my story will help me connect with others who can offer me a little hope to my life. Ive had on and off symptoms of IBS my entire life, but it wasn't until a couple months ago I started getting awful bloating to the point where I found it hard to move, the extreme nausea that followed, the pa

MICHAELLA'S PERSONAL STORY

November 17, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis and severe GERD about a year ago now. For a year and a half I went undiagnosed. I couldn't get anything down my throat and was losing weight fast. I was 40 kgs and depressed at life. I didn't want people to see what i looked like, and everyone that did thought i was anerexic. It was a very horrible time in my life.


Every day I would have cramps i

KRISTEN'S PERSONAL STORY

November 16, 2016 Gastroparesis

Hi! This is partly my story, but really my son's story. See my 2 year old has gastroparesis, a redundant colon, reflux and a dairy intolerance. Gosh, i feel like a GI specialist now!


I don't know where to start and I really don't know how to keep it to 500 words.


It's been a long journey the past two years. We have been to every urgent care and ER in the city. I don'

NICOLLE 'S PERSONAL STORY

September 1, 2016 Gastroparesis

I was a young, fun, athletic 37 year old, relatively healthy, living in the heart of Chicago, with an amazing job and awesome social network, when my weight started to suddenly plummet...and rapidly. Test after test, revealed nothing except a clinically deficiently low level of vitamin B12. The lab variances ranged from 211 to 947. I was at 75 and having symptoms of neuropathy.  My weight

BRIGITTE'S PERSONAL STORY

August 12, 2016 Gastroparesis

7 years ago I had surgery to fix a hiatus hernia. Straight away I was unwell and within 3 months I went back to the surgeon complaining of problems with my bowel. I was told it was because I was still recovering from my operation. the next 5 years were the worst years of my life. I was always sick either vomiting or being on the toilet up to 20 times a day, for days at a time with an overactive

SHANNON'S PERSONAL STORY

May 16, 2016 Gastroparesis

How do you tell the story of how your life fell apart? You went to the doctor thinking you just had some weird stomach illness but medicine and the doctor would make it better. In the fall of 2015 I had the worst seasonal allergies I had ever had. It turned into something that felt like a chest cold. I was having trouble breathing, so I went to a walk-in clinic. The doctor diagnoses me with bro

STEPHANIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroparesis

Hi, I am a 31 year old woman who was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 2008. I've suffered with digestive issues on and off from the age of 19, shortly after undergoing laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and ovarian cysts. At the age of 28, aft

HOLLIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroparesis

3 years ago, I embarked on a journey unlike anything I could have ever imagined. I have gone from a strong, independent nurse, wife, and mother to a shell of a person barely able to get up and go each day…to the "new me" – A good person, dealt a bad hand, and doing her best to live each da

MALINDA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroparesis

I started running when I was 22. Over the last 18 years, I have run dozens of races and completed 8 marathons while living with chronic illness. I have gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying) which causes severe stomach pain, nausea and vomiting

PAMELA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroparesis

In the past 9 months I’ve been called anorexic, a drug addict (due to track marks left by 15+ blown ivs), and a seeker. I've been told it was all in my head, asked how bad a stomach ache could really be, diagnosed with IBS, told it was a chronic condition, and even that it was psychosomatic. It w

BONNIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroparesis

Worth it in the end.....


My story began almost 20 years ago when I promised my best-friend that I would donate my kidney to her should she ever need one after her father passed away of pol

SHEILA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dumping Syndrome, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

To start of with I am a diabetic and take insulin on a daily basis. Back in 2007 I was dianosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome which took 2 years to come to this conculsion. Many trips back and forth to the doctors and many test. I never heard of it before but did alot of research on it since then. Then

RLE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dumping Syndrome, Gastroparesis, Lower GI Disorders, Short Bowel Syndrome, Other FGIMD

This is actually a story about my late husband , who just passed away on June 17, 2013 at 50 years of age. He had wasted away to 94 pounds, he used to be 210 pounds, 5'11".
He literally died from having chronic diarrhea for over 15 years which led to wasting sundrome, malabsorbtion syndrome. He a

DHA CHAMPION STEPHANIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroparesis

Stephanie is an active member of DHA who is inspiring others with her positive attitude and her pursuit to raise funds for gastroparesis research. Diagnosed with gastroparesis five years ago, Stephanie is determined to live the best life possible – and to do her part to raise awareness and funds

GERI LAROSE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroparesis

I am a 36 year old female who was diagnosed with Gastroparesis two years ago while completing my final year of graduate school while working full time at a Fortune 500 company reporting to a Chief Executive.  During this time period, I experienc

STEPHANIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

Stephanie's 3rd Annual Awareness Walk for Gastroparesis and Digestive Health was a success! Read more about it in Stephanie's blog. You can also still donate to the event and support gastroparesis research here.

JULIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders, Gastroparesis

Never thought I would see the day that I would be writing on Google about my dis-motility disorders. Well here goes, I have sooo many dis-orders, that the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic have both told me there is nothing they can do for me, at the age of 50, am now 55.I now am on TPN, probably for the rest of my life, because when I eat, it stays in my stomach and intestines and ROT'S and I then

PARKER'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders, Dumping Syndrome, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis, Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I had just finished the electronics technician school for submarines in Groton,CT when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Not wanting to lose another submariner, especially a freshly trained one the doctor convinced me to stay in the Navy. I was in prime shape, running 10 miles a day and the doc told me if I keep working out, I had nothing to worry about and no further treatment was needed. Unfortunat