"Nausea" Pencil drawing by Malinda Ann Hill
I'm the "go with the flow" slow twin and I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Gastroparesis in 2000.
Gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying) causes stomach pain, fullness, nausea and vomiting. After several hospitalizations, IV's, feeding tubes, medications and other treatments, I had a gastric neurostimulator (stomach pacemaker) implanted on March 3, 2011.
While my symptoms continue to be debilitating at times, I try my best to run whenever possible. I will write more about my experience in a future post.
Are you a runner with chronic illness? How has chronic illness affected your running? Comments appreciated!
If you are living with Gastroparesis, I highly recommend:
by Crystal Saltrelli, CHC
Another great resource:
Working with legislators. Funding research. And enabling people affected by Functional GI and Motility Disorders (FGIMDs) to connect and work together for improved care.