I Played Professional Roller Derby

Hi, my name is Christy,  I am 43 years old and was diagnosed with GP 2 years ago. I am a mother of four beautiful girls. I also suffer from Fibromyalgia, Diastolic Dysfunction and Chronic IBS. 

Because of my illness I battle depression on a daily basis. I have recently gone on long term disability through my employer because it has gotten too difficult  to perform normal daily tasks. I never seem to have enough energy to even do simple things like go to the store. I’m constantly nauseated and if I get out into the summertime heat it worsens. 

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My GP Flare Face

Beth Davis
Beth Davis

I’m Beth, I live in Shelby NC 28150. I’m 58; been on disability due to fibromyalgia since 2007(I’m an RN). Since 2008, have had episodes lasting months/years of nausea, vomiting, pain, bloating; during one of those I lost 80lbs. 

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in January of 2018. Due to flares this year, my quality of life has been severely affected. At times, sips of Sprite and IV fluids is my total intake. It’s exhausting and depressing. I get scared, because doctors and specialists admit, they don’t know much and cannot do much to help. 

This is my GP Flare Face; I was in the hospital. Much better right now. I’m thankful for every hour of non-flare!

Also below, my baby Matilda, 2 years old. She keeps me going. I have little family support, but I have her!

Matilda

I also have fibromyalgia, diabetes, high blood pressure, migraines, IBS, and angina. I’m a disabled nurse.

We all need and deserve better!

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Diagnosed With GP in 2014

Michelle Thomaston Bryce

My name is Michelle Bryce, I’m from Georgia in the USA. I was diagnosed with GP in 2014, I also have diabetes, fibromyalgia,
Rheumatoid arthritis. I am married to the love of my life and have three children 30, 28 and 21 and two grandchildren ages 7 and 5.

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