delayed stomach-please help

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   Posted 10/10/2005 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello.Can anyone help me please?My Aunty is virtually suicidal.She has been diagnosed with delayed stomach and also irritable bowel.She eats and feels sick,she has terrible stomach cramps,she is sick aswell sometimes just after eating,suffers from constipation and is losing weight fast.She as seen her GP many times who has said there is not alot he can do though there is an operation which if goes wrong leaves you with permanent diaorrhea.I cannot believe nothing can be done for her.She has adjusted her diet too.My mother has said she is going out of her mind.CAN ANYONE HELP?
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   Posted 10/23/2005 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   

hi, i am probably not going to be much help to you, but this is the only place i have found someone else with stomache emptying (gastroparesis) i have been sick with this for a long time and i am scheduled to have a gastric pacemaker put in. i live in arkansas so i have to travel to jackson mississippi to have it done. i am very scared confused i have been sick for a long time and i am hopeing this works. i am trying to find someone else who has had a temporary pacer put in before they do surgery for permanant one. i was hopeing to find some answers somewhere, but so far no luck. maybe your aunt might benefit from the pacemaker.


Barbara Lee
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   Posted 10/23/2005 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi John:

I've posted in another one of your threads. I've got gastroparesis and I'm hoping to get a gastric pacemaker implanted in my stomach. I'm praying for you Aunty and know this is a tough thing to have happen to a person. C

Cherrybubbles I'm going to Johns Hopkins for my pacemaker. I'd love to hear about your experience and how you are doing. I had colon surgery in March of 05 and my surgeon said that the gastric pacemaker is a breeze compared to the surgery he did on me in March. Try not to worry to much and I hope to hear from you.

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Leslie L
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   Posted 10/29/2005 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
My daughter has been symptom free of gastroparesis for three months now. She has gained weight and can even occasionally eat vegetables and fruit without discomfort. I researched all I could find on natural digestive aids plus ways for her to receive nutrition as easily and quickly as possible. Here is the three prong approach I devised:

Breakfast: Ensure liquid nutritional drink every morning. It gives her proper nutrition first thing in the morning without putting strain on her stomach. You can buy the Plus which offers an extra 100 calories.

Morning and night: A vegetabale enzyme capsule after every meal. This is a dietary supplement that works to break down the food so it doesn't sit and rot and give her all that pain. It does for her what fiber does for eveyone else but it does not cause her any discomfort. We use a wide spectrum enzyme that supplies Amylase for digesting starches, Protease for digesting proteins, Lipase for fats, Cellulase for cellulose, Lactase for lactose, Invertase for sucrose, and Glucoamylase for breakaing down maltose into glusose. It also contains microflora L. acidophilus to support healthy intestinal flora.

Peppermint Oil: This has been used for thousands of years for digestive problems. Peppermint oil causes the liver to excrete more bile, helping to break down and digest the food. Altoids are the cheapest and easiest source of Peppernmint Oil (that is why they are curiously strong-they use REAL oil). My daughter got tired of everything tasting like peppermint, so she simply swallows one before each meal.

Not only has she been completely symptom free, she is now going to the bathroom regularly for the first time in her life. She has always been constipated but now goes very normally once a day (no diarrhea).

Before all of this was put into play, my daughter was loosing weight rapidly, had already lost one job because of illness, could barely eat, and was in constant pain. She is a new girl, that is for sure!
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