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It Started With An Upset Stomach
Published on Monday, February 24, 2014 by It started Saturday after lunch.  My stomach began to hurt a bit.  By dinner time my stomach was burning and I had no appetite.  I chalked it up to gastroparesis.  Until I woke at 1 in the morning with my stomach churning. It came in waves for 24 hours.  The pain in my joints was unbearable.  All I could do was kick my legs around, tearing the sheets off the ...
Slaying Dragons
Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 by Many of you are aware I suffer from the silent chronic illness, gastroparesis.  Typically, I have good days and bad days because of my paralyzed stomach. Over the last week, my pain and nausea have spun out of control.  I am still the master of disguise to all who interact with me on a day to day basis.  For many they see the smile, but when their backs are turn...
Salad:  A Different Perspective
Published on Sunday, May 15, 2011 by Having Gastroparesis has changed my life.  It isn’t just about the food I can’t eat anymore, but about the emotions that revolve around the loss. When you are diagnosed with Gastroparesis, you actually begin to experience the five stages of grief.  Although acceptance is the final stage, denial and grief are often revisited by many – including myself. Perhap...
Today I got Botox!
Published on Thursday, January 22, 2009 by Today I got myself some Botox Injections... but not where you think!  I have gastroparesis.  Simply put, my stomach does not work anymore, thus the name, "paralyzed stomach."  Long story short - if you attempt to eat, the food sits in your stomach and begins to hurt.  You feel like you have morning sickness all day, and you begin to look at food as something pa...
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