Well I never knew I could be so excited about someone talking about a chronic illness, but since it's one of my chronic illnesses I wanted to share it with you. The Today Show featured a 14 year old girl who suffers from gastroparesis, the same condition I have. Her's is more severe than mine, I only needed a feeding tube for about a month.
Also she still has an appetite, which I do not. I have not felt one twinge of hunger since October & may never feel it again. Now that seems like a good thing to me as I can't imagine the hell of feeling hungry 24/7, but not being able keep in any food.
I think there is a commercial before you can see the piece, but it is really informative about GP.
It was so bizarre watching this clip, it made me cry. It feels like some kind of validation that yes I am seriously ill and there are others out there who suffer from the same thing.
My doctors are not currently considering a pacemaker for me as I'm able to keep enough food down to maintain my weight for now. It's mostly smoothies & ice cream, but I miss steamed veggies!