Fluids, Tests and Doctor Visits

Dec. 26, 2012 I had my gastric delayed emptying test done a few weeks ago. And I met with my GI…I lost 2 more pounds. Yikes!. So, I got my results…I have severe delayed emptying (gastroparesis). Doctor still wants to do pill cam test but says I can’t swallow it like it is normally done […]

Words From My Past – Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and Pancreatitis

July 22, 2012 Below are some words I wrote before starting this blog back in 2010. It reminds me of how hard it was to live with Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and pancreatitis and how far I’ve come since then. How thankful I am to be rid of my sick pancreas. 1-4-2010 – “Looking back […]

Being Your Own Advocate

May 26, 2012 Being sick or recovering from a major life-changing surgery doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Advice for after care is always helpful, but when you find yourself facing a rare disease or recovering from a surgery which is not understood by many doctors, it is sometimes hard to understand what is really […]

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Some Call it a Miracle and Some Call it Strength

Nov. 29, 2011 I tend to keep to myself when I’m at the doctor’s office. But for some reason every time I get lab work done, I always have at least a few people that end up talking to me. Maybe because I’m young and they wonder why I’m waiting for blood work. Maybe because […]

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Taking One Step at a Time

Oct. 31, 2011 Just had surgery on Friday to place a permanent pacemaker under my right side collarbone to help with some of my heart issues. Time for taking it easy with limited use of my right arm – 6 weeks! When I think about my life and who I am, I think about all […]


Julie – 2 Day Post TP/AIT Fever and Chest Pain

May 21, 2011 Okay, now we need all the prayers that you can offer up…Julie’s blood pressure has dropped and she is having chest pain and some heart “fluttering”. The hospital has been calling and paging cardiologists but no one is answering (of course, it’s the weekend). She also has a 100.8 degree fever. Dale […]