NEVER take for granted your ability to eat!
It is a luxury.
A luxury that not everyone has.
Over the past few months, I have been piecing together a health team and plan. So far, it seems to be helping my good days be better although my flair ups are still pretty bad.
As I have mentioned before, I am one of the lucky Gastroparesis fighters. I am able to work a full time job and as such have the financial means to try a lot of the things on the list below. Many people with Gastroparesis are unable to work due to their extreme symptoms and being completely reliant on feeding tube nutrition. It is important for all of us to remember these brave fighters! Those of us who have more ability to fight must fight for the entire Gastroparesis community so that one day we can find a cure and treatment options!
My health team & plan consist of the following:
- Acupuncture (I would be lost without my acupuncturist!)
- Primary Care Physician
- GI Specialist
- Medical Massage Therapist
- Cellular Expansion & Healing
- Prescription Medication
- Digestive Enzymes
- Gaia Herbs Gas & Bloating Pills
- Epsom Salt Baths
- Castor Oil Packs
- Neti Pot (what the heck, I’m doing all of these other things anyway!)
So the next time you hit the fast food joint or sit down to dinner with friends and family, think about how long your list is to be able to consume the food. Then think about how long this list is and be thankful that you have been granted the ability to eat!
*** Please note, I am NOT a trained medical professional. Please seek the advice of a trained medical professional about your specific medical condition prior to trying anything that I suggest.