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My stomach emptying test showed I have a zero digestive system. This was due to a surgery last year to pull my stomach down to where it belongs. It had gone thru a large hernia and it got lodged behind my heart and it was leaning on my lungs. My only systems were shortness of breath, weight gain and a very swollen stomach. After the surgery was when the vomiting and diarrhea, and cramps started. I’ve seen 6 gastro. doctors and I’ve taken every medicine there is. I even tried Botox and pot. I have lost over 50 lbs. I have dry eyes, hair loss, teeth problems and no energy. All the doctors agree that the vegas nerve was cut or badly damaged and it can’t be repaired. You mentioned that you have a gastric pacemaker. Can you please tell me more about that. I don’t want a feeding tube if it can be avoided. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you so much for the information. I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis 2 weeks after my surgery, so I know what caused it. The vegas nerve is damaged. If I don’t eat I get nauseous and if I do eat about 10 to 15 minutes after I vomit and have dry heaves and the diarrhea starts. I get so worn out I have to lie down and rest. I have no strength anymore and I’m still losing weight. I applied for a Gastroparesis study but because during my surgery the doctor performed a fundoplication wrap (which he explained that part of my stomach was wrapped around the esophagus) I didn’t qualify. I live in New York. I’m sure one of my gastroenterologist’s can let me know if I qualify for a pacemaker and if I do where I can get one. I’m so glad you found some help. Thanks again.
I was told I had gastroparesis after I had surgery for a hiatial hernia operation 3 years ago. I have taken too many medications to count. I’ve also tried every diet with no success. I was told my vegas nerve was damaged so my digestive system no longer works. I have learned to live with it. I have lost a lot of weight and I have no strength left. I hope you have better luck.
Kathy, 3 years ago I had a hiatal hernia operation. At that time my vagas nerve was damaged so my digestive does not work anymore. At the same time I had a fundoplication and now I have heartburn and have to take Nexium every day. I wonder if you could tell me about the gastric pacemaker you had implanted. Could it help with my digestion? Ann
Thanks so much for the information. I will ask my doctor about The fecal microbial transplant.
I got c diff in the hospital twice. They treated it but when I went home I got it again. After my surgery for a hiatal hernia my vagus nerve was damaged so now I have gastroparesis. My digestive system does not work anymore. I still get c diff sometimes.