Gastroparesis - @ClinicallyChronically

"I have struggled with GI issues for years. But it was only in April of 2017 that we figured out what really was going on. Gastroparesis is what it was called. I remembered being confused and lost. That same admission I had a NJ feeding tube placed. That's where my journey with digestive tract paralysis started. Sense then, I've had many hospitalizations, a J tube surgically placed and a port a cath also, surgically placed. However, recently I lost my port due to sepsis and now I have a PICC line. Feeding tubes and central lines has sense been part of my life. My gastroparesis has also progressed to not only Gastroparesis but intestinal dysmotility and Colonic inertia as well. After J-tube feeds failed, I am now on TPN. It's been a long battle with this chronic illness and a long one still to go. But, wearing A.W.A.R.E causes helps me raise awareness. The more awareness we raise, the more options we have for treatment. I hope one day this will lead to a cure." @ClinicallyChronically


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