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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    So my wife has been throwing up multiple times a day for like a year, and we were worried her hep C had become active, and sure enough: it had. We miraculously managed to.get her the cure, which, yeah, the church literally helped us for part of it.

    Anyway, so: she ostensibly no longer has hep C, but is still throwing up.
    So we took her for an endoscopy, and she has gastroparesis, which is where food just sits in your stomach longer than it should. In SERIOUS cases, it sits there until you throw it back up, which is what appears to be going on, here.

    They took a bunch of biopsies, as it COULD be a virus. That's what we're hoping for.
    It could ALSO be a sign of Parkinson's, Crohn's disease, and all manner of other nasty stuff.
    And, depending on what's causing it, it could require surgery, or a lifelong puree only diet, etc...again, all manner of unpleasant things.

    So, yeah. We should hear back on these biopsies in a couple of days, and, again, whatever it is, hopefully it can be fixed with a medicine or a day surgery, and isn't something worse.

    It's just, FUCK. She's been throwing up EVERY DAY for almost a year. She can barely eat. We thought it was just the hep C, and we pulled SO many strings: it was "once we figure out how to get insurance, get the prescription, figure out how to PAY for it, and then you take it for three months, you'll be better."
    And she isn't better. Hey, I mean, I'm REALLY glad we caught and stopped the liver disease. But it's just hard to watch your spouse just miserable, throwing up every fucking day for a year, and then, think it's finally over, but it isn't.
    Hope all goes well. I have… 3 more days of my eight-tablets-a-day super expensive H. pylori medication left to go, then a follow up breath test in about a month. This has been some intense shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erneuert View Post
    Hope all goes well. I have… 3 more days of my eight-tablets-a-day super expensive H. pylori medication left to go, then a follow up breath test in about a month. This has been some intense shit.
    I was afraid it would be. That's why I was worried about your crazy ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I had gastroparesis, which eventually led to me having to get a hiatal hernia repaired and a Nissen fundoplication. Food sat at the "bend" in my stomach until I vomited it back up. Mine was caused by excessive alcohol abuse.

    This isn't exactly a happy post; I just wanted to let you know there's someone out there that understands having a "shitty" stomach.
    That's rough. How long were you throwing up.before you got treatment?

    It's so weird. L has never excessively abused anything.
    I shot heroin and coke, often with dirty needles for YEARS, and never caught hep C. Lorien never touched that stuff, but got hep C from a tattoo parlor, most likely.
    And now, this gastroparesis: it can be caused by excessive alcohol abuse? I was blackout drunk for a good portion of my twenties. But, my stomach is fine.

    Am I a voodoo doll for her?

    But, yeah @Jon ...even if it requires something like a fundoplication or an endoscopic myotomy, surely we can get that figured out.

    As long as it isn't the first sign of Parkinson's or some god awful shit like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    it can be caused by excessive alcohol abuse?
    It can be caused by many things, or can be of unknown causes.

    See also.
    Last edited by allegro; 07-23-2021 at 02:08 PM.

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    Yup, and, @allegro , we're currently rooting for virus. They SHOULD be calling us with biopsy results today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Yup, and, @allegro , we're currently rooting for virus. They SHOULD be calling us with biopsy results today.
    She could have giardiasis? Or maybe it's one of her medications, which is mimicking gastroparesis. I'm also hoping they check her thyroid levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    She could have giardiasis? Or maybe it's one of her medications, which is mimicking gastroparesis. I'm also hoping they check her thyroid levels.
    They are.
    She doesn't really TAKE any medication anymore, though, so it isn't that. She was on an antidepressant, but she stopped taking it quite some time ago.

    That's what the Dr mentioned: virus and thyroid.

    But you know how much I worry about everything. I spent hours reading all the potential causes once we got home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    That's rough. How long were you throwing up.before you got treatment?
    3 years. I thought I could maintain by using Zofran and not eating 4 hours before bedtime. Pretty sure the Zofran made it worse.

    As far as excessive alcohol abuse causing gastroparesis; probably not. I choose to phrase it that way because it's more the lifestyle I was in during that time that compounded the problem hundred-fold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    3 years. I thought I could maintain by using Zofran and not eating 4 hours before bedtime. Pretty sure the Zofran made it worse.

    As far as excessive alcohol abuse causing gastroparesis; probably not. I choose to phrase it that way because it's more the lifestyle I was in during that time that compounded the problem hundred-fold.
    I'm not gonna press you on what you mean by lifestyle.

    But, I'm SO sorry. I've watched my wife go through this shit for a year, and, it...it's fucking awful. To be sick to your stomach for a year, or THREE years: I mean, fuck. That's one of the worst feelings in the world. I'm sorry you went through that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    I've watched my wife go through this shit for a year, and, it...it's fucking awful.
    I can't stand puking ONCE, let alone several times for a friggin' YEAR.

    When I was a kid, I'd hold my breath instead of puking. And I still hate puking so much, I'd pretty much rather have a broken arm than puke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    I can't stand puking ONCE, let alone several times for a friggin' YEAR.

    When I was a kid, I'd hold my breath instead of puking. And I still hate puking so much, I'd pretty much rather have a broken arm than puke.
    L agrees, as do i. We've had this conversation more than once.

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    Same here. That shit’s nasty.

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