LEON BRIGGS’S PERSONAL STORY

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Hi my name is leon i was diagnosed with Gp  2011 my second year in college i was 19 im now 26. Ive learned a lot over these past 7 years from going to the hospital once or twice a month to hospital to now only about once every two,three months and may know a […]

AMY FROJD ‘S PERSONAL STORY

Hello my name is Amy my daughter Briana is 17 with Gastroparesis, GERD and irritable bowel.  She has had stomach problems off and on her whole life.  She has had 16 surgeries and 2 of them were open heart surgeries.  Because of the open heart surgeries she has GERD and off and on Esophgitis.  The […]

VERONIKA’S PERSONAL STORY

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 […]

ALYSON’S PERSONAL STORY

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 […]

MICHAELLA’S PERSONAL STORY

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 […]

KRISTEN’S PERSONAL STORY

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 […]

NICOLLE ‘S PERSONAL STORY

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. […]

BRIGITTE’S PERSONAL STORY

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 […]

SHANNON’S PERSONAL STORY

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 […]

PAMELA’S PERSONAL STORY

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 […]

MALINDA’S PERSONAL STORY

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. There is no cure for this condition and only a few treatments available which […]

HOLLIE’S PERSONAL STORY

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 […]