Gastroparesis Summer Writing

In early October 2014, my life would change forever. One day after school when my mom was bringing my brother Owen to baseball practice, I thought I was sick due to eating something weird. That was not the case. I felt fine the next day, but my school’s policies concerning being sick left me at home for the day. This night was the first of many episodes. I had gotten sick from orange chicken and fried rice, chocolate babka, a cheeseburger, Costco mac and cheese, a bagel and cream cheese, naan and pretzels, thanksgiving dinner, and pretty much everything else I ate. It wasn’t until getting sick to my stomach once or twice a week became so common that my parents and I started to worry. A month or so of this occurring had gone by before I went through edubirdie reviews and started to eliminate foods including gluten, dairy, and eggs.

Edubirdie review didn’t help at all, so my family had doubts about this being an issue with my stomach, but rather stress with school. This wasn’t the case, either. Soon enough, I was missing multiple days of school every single week, only getting out of bed to head to the bathroom where I would be throwing up constantly. The cycle never seemed to end. With barely the blink of an eye, three months had passed by, bringing me to December of 2014. In mid-December, it was thought that I might have had Eosinophilic Esophagitis. We figured out that this wasn’t the case soon enough as I did not appear to have restriction in my esophagus even though Eosinophilic Esophagitis would have explained my eating issues. Being towards the end of the month, winter break from school started, but it wasn’t much of a break for me. I now had a GI at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and on December 24th, I was admitted into the hospital.

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