Category: Awareness Month

Patient Story: Desiree

I have been sick since October 2018. October 1, 2018, was the last time I was the “old Desiree” who used to eat anything, drink and socialize as I wanted.  Unfortunately I woke up, on October 1, 2018, feeling sick to my stomach, always in pain, nauseous and lack...
Patient Story: Adele

Patient Story: Adele

My name is Adele and I have been struggling with gastroparesis since 2010. Before I fell ill, I was an elite athlete cross-country ski racing all over the US, Canada, Scandinavia and Europe. It was my dream to win Olympic gold, and I was projected to make the 2014...

Patient Story: Melody

My gastroparesis journey began back in 2016 when I suddenly became sick with symptoms of severe acid reflux, bloating, nausea/vomiting and abdominal pain. I saw several doctors who told me I was just under severe stress from caring for my elderly parents and...
Patient Story: Adele

Patient Story: Peter

In February 2010 I developed what I assumed was a stomach virus, but after a week it of it not going away I went to my doctor. I was extremely fortunate that my primary care physician also had a highly skilled gastroenterologist on her staff, Dr Christopher Demitrou....
Patient Story: Adele

Patient Story: Lindsay

I used to be perfectly healthy. I had graduated high school, turned 18 years old and moved into my college dorm. About two weeks after I had settled into my dorm and started classes, I became sick. I describe it as my stomach “flipping” almost instantly. I became...