I have Gastroparesis .. the post operative type.. where some of the nerves that surround the stomach were damaged and my stomach is slow to empty.
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With my post operative gastropanesis it Never gets better.. the nerves that surround the stomach were damaged.. they don't regenerate. So every meal is a challenge to keep down.. so I have to eat small amounts frequently.. the best I feel each day is when the stomach is empty.. when I am hungry I must guard against eating too quickly.. even ice cream can be rejected.. I take Mertasapine to make me think that I need to eat.. as my Mayo GI doctor said.. good luck.. I'm 85 now.. staying slim is not a problem but gaining weight is a normal concern now..
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to me. However, your letter doesn't sound real encouraging. I believe my gastroparesis is from my surgery also. My hiatal hernia had pushed my stomach up into my chest cavity and it was sitting on my lungs. I (a total non-smoker) have COPD and that was complicating matters. Aging is not a fun process. I am 77 and I lost a lot of weight too. I will be seeing a nutritionist tomorrow to help me figure out my new diet and life style. I am from Sauk Centre MN, where do you live?
May God bless you and allow you to enjoy life the best you can.
I live in Ames, Iowa.. My Gastroparesis was caused by a Nissen that was supposed to reduce GERD,,, The surgeon here in Central Iowa was not good.. Mayo gave me a way to cope.. I had lost 50 pounds in 2 months.. Good Luck to you.. Go to Mayo..