So, seven years ago, I had lap band. I will not deny that, since then, I have still battled anorexia and bulimia. I have maintained the same weight for six years, though I can also say that, for the last three to four years, I’ve experienced this excruciating abdominal pain, which I thought was gas all along.
Well, this past Super Bowl, Feb. 2016, I endured a pain that was so unbearable, I crawled back and forth from couch to bathroom, trying to vomit. My stomach was so distended, the docs told me it was going to pop. After allowing them to insert an NG tube, I put out two liters of stomach contents. I never knew for the last three to four years that I was experiencing the symptoms of SMA syndrome.
We, as one, need to help each other as we suffer an illness no one understands. This syndrome is so rare as well. I will be seeing a specialist March 4th. Wish me luck.
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.