One of the biggest challenges in dealing with my chronic conditions is not being able to leave the flat much. Between my nausea and vomiting, intense fatigue, and difficulty walking because of my balance issues, it can be hard to get out. Leaving the flat means ensuring that I have sick bags with me, and… Continue reading Isolation and Country Drives
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 migraines follow a fairly predictable pattern. I get an episode where I have tingly lips and legs, and then, sometimes my one leg will go numb. I will lose the ability to speak, and my balance will completely go, so between that and my numb leg, I cannot walk. Then, my headache will hit.… Continue reading Living with Chronic Migraine: Tips and Tricks
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!
*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!