Exactly 1 year ago, my life went from gaining a 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo to a life of pain. Doctors kept thinking it was all in my head, but I pressed on for answers. One visit to a rheumatology doctor brought forth a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogrens, Raynaud’s, and multiple organ prolapses. In April, I had a rectocele repair that would rupture 3 weeks later.
In July, I went to Mayo to get 2nd opinion regarding prolapses. I had a hysterectomy while there. Back home, 3 weeks after surgery, I couldn’t eat or drink without nausea, vomiting, and extreme fullness. Local doctor thought it was delayed gastric emptying and said to try Reglan. I had a reaction to it and had to discontinue.
Back to Mayo, GI doctor did a scope, confirmed gastroparesis and said, change your diet. Today, in October, I ended up in the ER for extreme pain. They gave me a shot, and then she said she needed to go deal with “real emergencies.” I’m in so much pain and have nowhere to turn. Doctors don’t believe my pain, and I’m tired of trying to prove I am sick.
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.