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Gastroparesis with severe symptoms!

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Thanks so much for your reply. It sounds like we have pretty much the same diet but my nutritionist said I shouldn't have oatmeal (okay with me as I don't like it). I don't seem to ramp up like you do but often after I eat I feel nauseated and crampy. If I lay down and nap or just rest for an hour or two I seem to feel better. However, I tend to live with constant fear that I am eating something I shouldn't. Mine started after I had a surgery. I had a hiatal hernia and it pushed my stomach up into my chest cavity and it was resting on my lungs and I have COPD (and I never smoked) they thought it should be moved. I never felt good after that. That is when they found I had gastroparesis, a year after my surgery. I weighed 165 when I went in for surgery and I now weigh 122 and I seem to stay there. I guess I can be thankful I had those few extra pounds that I could afford to lose. It is so good to discuss this disease with someone that has it too. I know one lady that has it here in my home town and I know of another one that has it but have not talked to her. Thanks so much for your reply. By the way I am 77 years old.

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You are 2 years younger than I am.
I have found that normally if I don’t eat anything at all for 2 hours before I go to bed I do better.
I have not any other abdominal surgeries. I did have a hysterectomy after my second child. I had more than 20-fibroid tumors of multiple sizes. None were malignant.
I have not been told this, however, I do take a fall on carpeted steps coming down to my den. I was carrying too much to hold the rail or to really see over that very well.
I hit precisely on my bottom and this started a few month later. I truly think I injured my Vagus nerve when I did this.
I just seem to get weaker as time goes by.
I am so hopeful that this surgical procedure will work.
My daughter and I had been traveling quite a bit until I got this Gastroparesis, so she is now in Greece without me.
I probably will never be able to travel again.

Thanks. I hope you find help.
Gastroparesis is a really life altering disease. Can I let you know what I find after I see Gastroenterologist in Louisville? My home GP looked him up today and he has had more than 20 articles published concerning this.