- Written by Sarah Gilbert
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Hello! Thank you for adding me! I'm Sarah, from Colorado. I'm 37, and was diagnosed in May 2 years ago after being sick for many years. At first it was just written off by many doctors, and after finding out what was wrong I've realized I probably have had delayed emptying problems my entire life. I'm lucky, I respond well to reglan, and have recently been gaining some of the weight I had lost back. I'm so glad to be here! This is a pic of me tonight, pretty bad pain but still smiling!
- Written by Tami Bankson
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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.
- Written by Tiffany Kimsey
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Hi my name is Tiffany Kimsey, here is my story of being diagnosed with GP.
It started back in 2014 when my brother in law noticed I was losing weight like crazy. He said something to my sister. We thought it might be to the change that I went through. In September of 2013 I moved in with them. I continued to lose weight. My PCP decided to check me for diabetes by the grace of god that was negative. In January of 2016 I ended up in the emergency with horrible stomach pains. They couldn't find anything wrong so they sent me home and told me that if it got worse to come back, so by that weekend I was worse. So back to the emergency room I went, they did find out that my colon was infected so I was put on antibiotics. Buy this time I was still loosing weight. My nurse practitioner told me that she wanted me to get tested for Gastroparsis, so I did. In April of 2017 I got the final diagnosis of GP.
This has not been an easy road for me. In the last five months I ended up having my galblabber removed. I am really blessed that I don't have it bad. I don't have any pics of me before the diagnosis to now.
- Written by Jacqui Jenkins
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I just thought I would introduce myself. I’m 26 and live in Troy. I got sick after an emergency appendectomy on Thanksgiving 2010 while I was in Army basic training. I was able to fight off the inevitable and did four years in the Army during which I did a tour in Afghanistan. When I got back, my health really started declining.
I fought and fought and fought for an answer, but it took just over 7 years to get diagnosed with GP. I had a gastric emptying done in 2013 or 2014, which showed delayed transit but nothing was ever done, besides a short trial of reglan, which didn’t help. My main symptoms were nausea, vomiting and pain. It go so bad, that i had to give up my dream career and was medically retired from the service.
It took awhile to find a good GI doctor that actually believed me - i was told it was all in my head, because I didn’t even fit into the “catch all” diagnosis of IBS. I was diagnosed with Crohns due to some physiological changes on a colonoscopy, but they retracted that diagnosis when the biopsy was negative (i still believe i have crohns as well). I finally had a smart pill done in January and my doctor was shocked when she got the results. Just shy of 200 hours for the pill to pass through my entire digestive system. So i’m just a teeny bit slow 😉.
- Written by Joy Lovelace
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Hello, my name is Joy, I will be 50 this year. I am a single mother with 4 kids (1 still at home) and 2 grandkids. I am fairly new to this diagnosis. August of last year I was tested for gastroparesis with the food delay study. I have been having issues with my stomach bloating every time I ate, people would consistently ask me when I was due with my baby (I am not pregnant). I would feel so uncomfortable and nauseous when I ate, I also live with fatigue. So I was sent for a Gastrointestinal Edoscopy surgery and the doctor noticed I still had a medium amount of food in my stomach and I hadn’t eaten for over 14hrs.
- Written by Paula K
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I'm Paula. I was diagnosed with gastropresis in December of 2016. I've had Botox on my vagus nerve but that only helped temporarily. I'm seeing my GI doctor soon and we're looking at either pyloroplasty or G-POEM as a next step. Hopefully it's the G-POEM because that's less invasive but I'm told it can be hard to find a surgeon trained in G-POEM.
I'm a wife, married 31 years. I have two sons, ages 31 & 24.
- Written by Brenda Friedrichsen
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Hello. I am fairly new to this diagnosis. Finally was referred to a good gp last year that had me tested for gastroparesis with the food delay study. I always thought it was gerd but it was more. I have been able to be asymptomatic at times and other months I can’t feel good no matter what. Exercise really helps but it’s hard to stay motivated to stay with it. I’m 53 and they said they don’t know how I got it but I did. Not diabetic. I am married with 5 kids and 2 grandkids.
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