I am 43 years old and have been diagnosed for 4 years now with gastroparesis ... my food intake is severely limited ... I cannot do anything with high fat more than 6 grams seems to be a good number - I cannot eat much meat - small amounts of chicken, lobster, shrimp and whitefish all cooked plainly is ok - salads and dairy product - forget it .. I die and bloat out in pain all the way through my back - I just went through a angiogram and all the heart stress test because I now have severe chest pains and hard time breathing especially if I want to walk and talk at the same time ... go figure - the test showed no problems with the heart, so now we are going to look at the esophogus ... things seem to be worse as the years go on - my body aches - no real strength - very dizzy and even faint from time to time .... I am a mother of 6 and wonder how much longer do I have before I just can't do anything anymore - I am a super strong woman and a hard worker - I don't like to sit still and don't - I have an extremely active family life - but boy when the day is over I feel as if I can't move if I wanted to ... How can I feel like 43 and not like 80?
Well - someone told me to find someone who is dealing with the same sorts of things to talk to - to maybe help my mental strength ... I'd love to talk to anyone who is managing through this weird diagnosis