I am a 40-year old female living with gastroparesis and reflux. I cannot tell you how much this illness has changed my life. I can no longer go out for a "casual" bite to eat or a cocktail. Each day I wake up not knowing if it is going to be "good" day or a "bad belly" day. My lifestyle has changed and I find that the chronic nausea and stomach pain interfere with every aspect of my life (recreational, social, business, work, etc.). I find it difficult to make plans, take vacations, go back to school, and often just function in a normal day.
Fortunately, I live with a very supportive boyfriend but I would really like to find out how others have adapted to the "lifestyle" change that this disorder causes. Feedback would be greatly appreciated.