My Stomach Tries To Kill Me Sometimes

I have gastroparesis. What is that you ask? Well here is a fancy definition:

Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the normal spontaneous movement of the muscles (motility) in your stomach. Ordinarily, strong muscular contractions propel food through your digestive tract. But if you have gastroparesis, your stomach’s motility is slowed down or doesn’t work at all, preventing your stomach from emptying properly. -Mayo Clinic

I like to simplify it by saying sometimes my body digests way too fast or not at all. I also have IBS. So my stomach is just as sensitive as the rest of me. But here is the really crappy part, I get horrible pain with it sometimes. Sharp, stabbing pain in my lower abdomen that also shoots into my lower back. When my pain gets unmanageable I go to the ER. I tell them I’ve had this pain before, these are the meds that usually help me get it under control. Blah, blah, blah…

The worst part is that pain meds cause trouble with digestion. So I can’t get my pain under control. That’s where I’m at currently. Just trying to get the pain to a manageable point. It sucks. Big time. I haven’t been able to really eat or drink for two days.

They found out I have gastroparesis by making me eat radioactive eggs and they watched them digest, or in my case, not digest.

I’m in pain and trying to write and it’s not going super well. I guess I’m writing this to let you know if I ever say no to food or drink from you it’s coming from a good place. It’s not that I don’t like your cooking or appreciate the offer, sometimes I literally can’t eat.

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