Good morning everyone! I'd like to just introduce myself a bit to ya'll.
I'm 47 years young, married with 5 adult 'children' :) My husband and I have adopted our oldest grandson, who is 6 and autistic, making him child #6. THEY are my reason for fighting every day!
In 2007, I had an emergency cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), but NEVER got better :(
I've tried everything under the sun to treat my symptoms and have had little luck with any of them. I was a gainer for most of this time until about 2 years ago, then all of a sudden I wasn't. Nothing in my habits changed. I just started dropping weight. FAST. The last time I weighed myself (bear in mind, this is about 6 months ago, because it depresses me that much!), I had lost 84 pounds.
:( But, WAIT! I'm still considered a "healthy" weight, so not much concern from my G.I. there. :/
I still hear stories of others and lack of treatment because of our current weight. Not worrying about the fact the weight loss is completely uncontrolled and unintentional. I was only told to go seek a therapist and stress management classes. That should do the trick?!?!? Yep, suffering with nausea, vomiting (4/5 x/week), bloating, abdominal pain, insomnia, and major weight loss.... all I need is a psychiatrist and talk it out. :( Needless to say, after seeing 4 different G.I.'s, I give up! I give up on seeing any more doctors who only shake their heads at me, almost in disbelief. You know the looks and body language. :( We feel it. It's hard and the only thing I can do at this point is fight! I cry daily for those we've lost in this battle. But the war isn't over! This is an epidemic and too many of us are needlessly suffering. I hope this group is only the beginning of turning those stones over and pushing them down the hill. <3 They'll hear us, if not... they will see us!! <3 We aren't going away!