Now Playing: Day 834-The Final Road To Survival
I want to say "Thank you" to my dear fellow GP friend Jennifer who inspired me from her own blog regarding daily struggles living a Gastroparesis life. Over 2 years and close to 900 blogs later here I am also hoping to inspire other patients whether it be Gastroparesis or any other medical condition to never give up and continue fighting the good fight no matter what life throws your way! I also hope my blog will inspire other patients to create their own personal story regarding their journey in hopes of helping others. I always said if you never truly suffered for years then you will never truly know pain. If people don't like seeing what its like living with Gastroparesis and all the ups and downs including photos then don't read about it. I am sure others with various medical conditions have also run into people who don't understand the word "Awareness" when it comes to medical education on their own personal blogs or other social network sites.
To the others who take the time to read blogs and other avenues when it comes awareness with any common or rare medical condition this gal says, "Thank you!" No one puts their time nor limited energy into sharing their life suffering from a medical condition for attention. They do it in order to help educate others on the seriousness of needing advancements in medical research. This involves a condition I personally suffer from called, "Gastroparesis" as well there are many other orphaned conditions in the world that also need any attention they can get in hopes of a future cure.
Caringbridge is a great organization for patients who suffer from various medical conditions. They also have a place for terminal patients to create their personal journeys through a blog. https://www.caringbridge.org/signin
I want to send out my thoughts and prayers to Mary Valastro and family upon her recent diagnosis of ALS. What most don't realize is ALS can cause Gastroparesis and Gastroparesis can cause ALS since they are both central nervous system disorders. I encourage any family who has a loved one suffering from ALS or any other medical condition to view the recent episode of "The Cake Boss" which aired this evening on TLC. This is a prime example of how family should unite helping a loved one in time of need. HUGE HUGS to Buddy and his entire family who are truly Angels! http://watchseries.eu/serie/cake_boss