Life with Gastroparesis: Fighting to Eat, Fighting to Live

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A  guest post by Clay Gilbert, author of “Annah” and “Dark Road to Paradise” clay gilbert

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if that nice meal out you’ve been looking forward to all week turned out to be your worst nightmare? If you couldn’t finish more than a couple of bites? Have you thought about what a struggle your life would be if there were days on end when you couldn’t even eat solid food without nausea? These aren’t just rhetorical questions. For those suffering from gastroparesis, these are daily realities.

Gastroparesis is a word that means what it may sound like: according to the Mayo Clinic, “Gastroparesis is a condition in which the spontaneous movement of the muscles (motility) in your stomach does not function normally (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gastroparesis/basics/definition/con-20023971).”

Medical definitions are one thing, but for those living with the disease, here are a few ways gastroparesis…

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