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… 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… 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,… Continue reading Gastroparesis Awareness Month!
*Edit: About an hour and a half before we had to leave, I got a phone call saying that my procedure was cancelled. Apparently there was an issue with the funding for the Botox. I am quite upset and am just hoping it will be sorted so that things can be rescheduled.* Today I’m off… Continue reading Botox for Gastroparesis: Not Just for Wrinkles!