It has been a very long time since my last posting, and I want to apologize for that. Things have been anything but easy for me these last few months.
I am happy to say that in addition to my CVS diagnosis, I was also diagnosed with gaastroparesis. Now I will always have both disorders but I have found a new treatment. I met a surgeon that my mother found through a health newsletter who is pioneering surgeon placing gastric pacemakers in people with gaastroparesis. Although the device by Medtronic has been around for years, it's not until recently that it has made it's way into the market and not just clinical trials. There is still a process to get approval but patients suffering such as myself have a chance at living a close to normal life.
I underwent the procedure October 18. I am not gonna lie, it was a painful procedure and I have still had a few attacks since the surgery, my symptoms day by day seem to be reducing in frequency and intensity. I hate being sick and I hate getting sick, but knowing that I have a chance at a better quality of life, keeps me going. I have a great support system and a family that loves me.
I live for today and look forward to tomorrow.