Today, I finally saw a dietitian. I was originally referred to one by my neurologist because we had discussed my poor diet (thanks gastroparesis!), and the fact that she wanted me to lose weight. Well, it turns out that I have been losing weight on my own (again, thanks gastroparesis), and am considered to be… Continue reading Seeing a Dietitian for Gastroparesis and Weight Management
The last few months, I’ve had a lot of appointments, so I thought I’d do an update for you. Since they found that I have increased thyroid antibodies, I was sent to an endocrinologist. The endocrinologist and I discussed not only the risks and issues surrounding the antibodies (my thyroid numbers are currently in range),… Continue reading An Update- 12/17
Hi all! I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to write in the last few weeks. In October, my husband and I went on a trip to Canada to visit my family and friends. Upon returning, I was hit with extreme fatigue, migraine, and a virus. I’m working through a stomach flare now too, but… Continue reading A Trip Home to Canada
My last post talked about ways that I cope with chronic migraines so this week, I thought I’d talk about some ways that I cope with my gastroparesis, in honour of Gastroparesis Awareness Month . My gastroparesis makes me constantly nauseated and I vomit and regurgitate a lot. I also get stomach pain and severe bloating. For… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Coping with Gastroparesis
My latest bit of art has taken me a lot longer than anticipated! The last few weeks haven’t been the best for me, and so I wasn’t able to work on my painting as much as I had hoped. I also tried working with acrylic paints this time and found it a new challenge. Because… Continue reading Art: Nausea
This has been a very long week! It’s been very fitting that this week kicked off Gastroparesis Awareness Month as my stomach has dominated this week. On Monday, I was due to get for Botox treatment my gastroparesis. Just a couple hours before we were about to leave, I got a phone call saying that it was… Continue reading A Weekly Update- 30/07-05/08/17
Today, the 1st of August, kicks off Gastroparesis Awareness Month! What is Gastroparesis and why is it important that we have a month dedicated to its awareness and advocacy? Gastroparesis (GP) is a condition that basically means “paralysed stomach”. People who have it have stomachs that don’t work properly. Instead of being able to squeeze, digest,… Continue reading Gastroparesis Awareness Month!