Food: How I Miss You, How I Wish I Could Have You Every Day. Struggles of a Broken Stomach: Gastroparesis.
Posted by juliebernal | Filed under Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis, Chronic Illness/Rare Disease, Digestion & Nutrition, Feeding Tubes & Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), Gastroparesis (Delayed Gastric Emptying), Hospitalisations/ER Visits, Infection/Fever, Malabsorption/Dehydration, Periodic Paralysis, Recovery & Coping, Total Pancreatectomy & Auto-Islet Cell Transplant (TP/AIT)
Aug. 1, 2014 August is the national awareness month for Gastroparesis. Gastroparesis from a patient’s point-of-view: I struggle with a condition called gastroparesis which causes the stomach to have an inability to empty properly, which can make eating and even drinking fluids limited most days and even impossible on bad days. I believe this condition is much more devastating, […]
April 28, 2014 Had a doctor appointment this morning. And I thought I was doing ok, but I started to feel funny and a bit weak as I finished talking with the doctor. I checked my blood sugars and they were pretty low and I could tell that my potassium was as well. My doctor […]
Posted by juliebernal | Filed under Abdominal Pain, Blood Pressure/Heart Rate, Chronic Illness/Rare Disease, Diabetes/Blood Sugar, Dysautonomia/Autonomic Dysfunction & Neuropathy, Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS), Gastroparesis (Delayed Gastric Emptying), Hypermobility (Joint, Muscle & Ligament Pain & Weakness), Periodic Paralysis
Feb. 9, 2014 Wow! It sure has been awhile…almost four months since I last updated. I guess I needed to take a little break from everything. But here I am, hello again everyone. I will try to do my best to update more often. Please forgive me if I am unable (or not well enough) […]
May 23, 2013 Last night I had an event in which caused paralysis to my limbs and upper body, made me unable to speak, caused my heart rate to spike, my oxygen and breathing to decline, and caused severe chest and muscle pain and nausea. I have had many of these events over the years. […]