It was under advice, good direction, and being to the end of my rope that I am finally telling my story, or at least the side no one knows of...
May of 2012, I was hit by a drunk driver on my way to work. It was a horrific crash that left me severely injured, including 9 broken bones and a very serious brain injury that required 6 surgeries and a medically induced coma to even hav
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 years old when I was diagnosed with gp (gastroparesis,) but I had it for many months before that. The proc
I am one of only 1/100,000 people to get to have achalasia (0.001% of the population). Thinking back, my story really started in my 20's. At the age of 23 when I was pregnant, I remember having an "air bubble" lodged in my upper stomach/lower esophagus. I would beat my back against wall trying to get it up. This was just a tiny nuissance and didn't really bother me much.
I was 20 years old when I first started to have symptoms of GERD. My friends mom had just gone through her first surgery for removing 70% of her esophagus from cancer and recommended I sought a professional but I put it off. After almost a year of suffering, I finally went to see a professional at age 21 when I had issues sleeping at night, coughing up acid daily, and the pain being so bad, I d