Stephanie Reffitt

I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis five years ago. However I have had gastrointestinal issues for 15 years. Gastroparesis has affected my life tremendously. I am no longer able to work and have a normal life. I stay malnourished, dehydrated, nauseous, and in a lot of pain. Two years ago the doctor placed a gastric stimulator in my stomach to try and help my muscles to work, it works some but not a lot but without it my stomach only works maybe 10%. Gastroparesis means paralyzed stomach so the muscles in my stomach don’t work. Just imagine having a stomach virus and food poisoning all day every day with out it ever easing up. The pain I experience is most of the time debilitating to where I can’t move. If there ever was a bill that needs attention it is this one. We need recognition for the invisible illnesses that we suffer mostly in silence because there isn’t enough people that knows and understands what we go through everyday. Please take a look at this bill and help us to get help.
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