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My Personal Insight on loving someone that has GP

In Loving Memory of Christopher

Loving Memory of Christopher

Loving Memory of Christopher

I Love Someone with GP was created for my husband Christopher as a way to find a cure and to help others who love someone that is struggling with GP.  Christopher lost his battle with life on 10/1/15.  This sudden loss has shook my entire world.  I will miss him forever and always love him.  He was an optimist and true fighter.  Please visit our site to read more about Christopher and spread the word about GP and that there is support for people dealing with this illness and their loved ones.  Christopher would want us all to continue the good fight for life.

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A Spritz for your bowl

We wanted to share with our site followers that someone has informed us of a great product that just might help with some of the embarrassment that people with GP can experience when having to visit the bowl.  Those with GP suffer from constant GI problems that are out of their control and you might have to use the bowl in very inconvenient places and times.  For those that are conscious about this there is a great product called Poo-Pourri.  Here is the website for the product.  It is also sold on ebay and amazon.  The Lavender one is the most pleasant one.  Our followers have told us that you really only need to use 1 spritz instead of the recommended 4-5.

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Seeking Answers, Seeking Cures

Be patient with all that is unresolved in your heart.
And try not to love the questions themselves.
Do not seek for the answers that cannot be given,
For you would not be able to live them,
And the point is,
to live everything.
Live the questions now,
And perhaps, without knowing it,
You will live along some distant day
Into the answers.

– Poet Rainer Rilke

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Post Holiday Blues

Well, Christmas and New Years went by without me posting.  Those are two Holidays I’d like to forget.  As we start a new year I am optimistic that there is a possibility of a Fundoplication Take-Down for my husband. I created an entire page dedicated to that topic and am reaching out to try to find others who had it done and are better.

The road on this journey has just begun.   Testing begins in a few weeks at one of the best hospitals in Southern California. It is a 200 mile (one way) trip for us and we’ll be travelling several times a month.  We hope to discover that he is a candidate to get this awful stomach wrap taken off.  If there is even a slight chance it will relieve his daily pain and living hell then its worth it.  As he puts it “I’d rather die of esophageal cancer than a slow death of malnutrition“.  It sounds rough but unless you live your life on a daily basis unable to eat or keep any food down then you too might choose the risk of cancer over dying from not being able to eat.  Have you ever had the stomach flu so bad that while throwing up you gasp “I’d die if I had to live like this”  ?  Well, imagine that 100 times worst because its every day all day long – even when you only drink dang water.  It’s a condition I would not wish on my worst enemy (not that I have any).

 

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Thanksgiving Blues

I intended to have my first post on Thanksgiving day but if you live with someone with GP or have it yourself then you know that any Holiday where food is involved (which ones arent?) can be a challenge.  This is the 3rd Thanksgiving with my husband since he got GP from a surgery gone bad.  This was the 3rd year in a row that our meal made him violently ill where he had to remove himself from all festivities.  This year we had Thanksgiving alone and he had to go off to bed very early – around 7 pm.  I spent the night very lonely but grateful to my pets for their company.

Thanksgiving is just another day that consists of food.  Food is the enemy in my household and until there is a cure this is just the way it’s going to be.

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