In 2016 I got extremely sick and failed out of a few of my college classes. I was so sick that sometimes my stomach would regurgitate water. I couldn’t keep hardly anything down. What kept me alive were the multivitamins and minerals that I was taking every day. I also learned to pack smoothies with the most nutrients I could find. I sipped on a smoothie for the whole day. I found out I had Gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is when your stomach muscles become paralyzed and your body can’t pass food from the stomach to the rest of your digestive system. I read a lot of stories/blogs of people who suffer from this. The majority of people were taking medicine, living off of saltine crackers and Gatorade, or had a feeding tube placed in the wall of their small intestine.
Hello dear friends, family, strangers, and random people I haven’t talked to since who knows when!
Just about every few days I have a great blog post come to my mind. I had plans to write a blog about the good, the bad, and everything in between a little over a year ago. However, I did not realize that I was not mentally prepared to write about the reality that seemed to haunt me when we moved back to Nashville.