What's It's Like To Starve To Death Very SlowelyI had emergency surgery in 07 for H-Pyloric ulcer perferation. I was in the hospital for 5 days. When I was discharged there were no eating instructions. Just come back for staple removal. For the next year I had problems with vomiting and extreme pain in the mid back and stomach. After 1 year of seeing doctors they finally did the proper test and diagnosis was gastroparesis. They said at that time in 09 that only 10% of my stomach was working, but the doctor never told me anything else. No diet instructions, no referal to a dietition, nothing again. Not even an explaination on gastroparesis and what it does and does not do. So for the last year my body has been starving itself to death. I'm 5'7" tall and I only weigh 100lbs. My hair is falling out now, my skin is really thick and splotchie, I don't even have the energy to get out of bed some days. My feratin levels are very low (iron), and I have been loosing protein in my urine. I went for a second opinion last week and they finally explained gastroparesis to my husband and I. The only recommendations he gave us was try this herb. Liberogast. There dosn't seem to be any concern about the weight loss. This is all I can write for now because I am still in the process of trying to get my body to absorb food.
Debbieducati 46-50, F 5 Responses 0 May 28, 2010