Is anyone struggling with gastroparesis; slow stomach emptying?
My struggle with gastroparesis began in 2019, but was not diagnosed until 2021. The gastroparesis and who knows what else has triggered multiple autoimmune responses including emphysema, malnutrition, the leaching of calcium from my teeth for my body to maintain homeostasis, depletion of other proteins and minerals used to maintain homeostasis because my body is unable to properly break down and process food. There isn’t any enamel left on my teeth that will all need removed, chronic dehydration resulting in UTI’s and the loss of one kidney leading to stage 3 CKD. And it just goes on from there. I have an extremely small support system, but my faith is very strong. I’ve not been able to reach out to anyone who is also struggling with this disease or even knows what it is. I continue to have issues with elevations in markers for Lupus, Connective Tissue Disease and Sclaraderma. I would love to swap stories with anyone who is familiar with this disease. I have a very beautiful, intelligent, compassionate service dog who has given me purpose as God has entrusted me to care for this beautiful creature.