I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis in 2021, but have been suffering symptoms long before that. So who knows how many years I’ve actually had this, because it sure took a couple years of complaining and a lot of appointments to get to where I am now. I used to be this fun, outgoing, always outside type of girl and it robbed me. It has taken everything away from me, to where I’m constantly in bed dealing with symptoms. I take so many medications in a day to “help,” but it doesn’t seem to be enough. This is such a debilitating disease, it relentlessly controls every aspect of my life.
On the bright side of everything though, I do have a wonderful support system. My family, my friends and boyfriend, who have given me everything they can in order to help. I’m so grateful for them and the support groups as well. They give me hope. I believe that I will get through this.