Monday 20 August 2018

GUEST POST by Christina for Gastroparesis Awareness Month 2018

I was recently diagnosed with Gastroparesis on the 13th June 2018 but I had been having stomach issues for a while.

When I was a freshman in 2014 my stomach got incredibly bloated , and I'm pretty skinny so all of a sudden seeing my stomach look like a ballon was alarming. I went to the ER after the pain became terrible and I almost failed in school, but they didn't do much. They just asked what do I eat most of the time and all they did was blame it on the food. 

All of this went dormant until half a year ago where the nausea and vomiting became extreme and I lost weight which scared my parents. 

Since I already have chronic pain and other illnesses to begin with it wasn't really all that important to me because all of my doctors where more invested in trying to find a way to lessen my pain.

Recently I've been having more bad days. I feel as if I can;t stand up and my eyes can barely stay open no matter how much I sleep and my body just feels weak all the time and I hate it.