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    Feeding Tube Awareness Week (6-10)

    Feeding Tube Awareness Week is celebrated nationwide the 2nd week of February annually. There are many reasons why one would have any type of tube. I have Gastroparesis, which means paralyzed or partially paralyzed stomach. I got my first tube, which was a jejunal (small intestinal) feeding tube, in 2017. The reasoning is because other steps we'd taken were not enough. I then switched to a gj (gastrojejunal-one part stomach/one part Intestinal) tube. When I stopped tube feeds, I got a regular g (gastric) tube. My current one is for venting/draining only. You may say yuck. I say helpful.


    My article on migraines and long hair

    Please take some time to read my latest article. Let me know your thoughts.
    #chronicmigraine #migrainedotcomcontributor #chronicillnesswarrior #patientadvocate

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    Pain Awareness Month

    Did you know that September is Pain Awareness Month? As such, let me tell you a little about myself. I have many conditions that deal with chronic pain. I have had pain for over 26 years. I have used various treatments such as medications, ablations, physical and occupational therapy, nerve blocks, regular steroid injections, procedures, heat/cold therapy, rest, braces, and various creams. Nothing has truly gotten me free of the pain in the different body parts, but I can try to be as comfortable as possible with treatments and life adjustments. If you suffer from any form of pain, seek help from a professional, be it your primary, a chiropractor, alternative treatment or a specialist. #lifewithpain #chronicillnesswarrior

    #patientadvocate #socialhealth #EDS #DegenerativeDiscDisease #Gastroparesis #Migraines

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    I'm a Warrior

    #chronicillnesswarrior #gastroparesisawareness #socialhealth #patientadvocate #TPN #rarediseaseawareness

    Yesterday I had several procedures done 3 hrs from home. This picture was taken on my way. I have Autonomic Dysfunction which causes many issues. I had to have my esophagus dilated again, an endoscopy to recheck a gi bleed, g tube for venting switched out, and colonoscopy due to polyp history. Thank goodness no more polyps this time. My throat is sore, but will get better. My g tube button was starting to become buried, according to the dr. My colon was significantly tortuous. Will be seeing a colorectal surgeon soon to discuss options. Make it a great day everyone!!


    My Military Related Migraine

    Good morning/afternoon. I have chronic migraine. Here's my latest article on how I got migraines and how genetics can be related to one's migraines. Please read, like, share and comment!

    #chronicillnesswarrior #patientadvocate #socialhealth #veteranwithmigraine


    No More Medical Gaslighting!!

    Just read, or should I say, listened to, a great article on medical gaslighting. It explains it the best I've ever heard. Many do not even realize what's happening when dr's are dismissive. Women and ethnic minorities are more likely to encounter this. If you do, find another dr. Do not let that dismissive dr, cause you to prolong the proper diagnosis, or overlook your symptoms.


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    Still in the Midst of Gastroparesis Awareness Month

    We are still in August. As such, I'm sharing a sad side to Gastroparesis. It's horrible when you have an actual grief and memorial group, but we do. We've lost 25 members this year. People can die from complications such as, but not limited too: line infections, tube infections, Sepsis, malnutrition or other difficulties that may arise such as liver failure from TPN.🥺💚🙏🏽