I found two pictures, courtesy of GPACT that made me feel a bit better. I'm still vomiting, even after the ERCP. I'm still in pain from healing as well.
I met with the knee doctor yesterday and he's just waiting on the insurance to improve the trial.
More information can be found HERE.
So, I guess I'll wait. Hopefully, if I can control the knee pain, the vomiting will be cut in half since it's my pain response. I'm trying to figure out if the vomiting is actually coming from my gastroparesis or if it's caused by pain. It's a hard thing to determine.
I just feel very tired and weak. I have a cold, too. I've been sleeping a lot the past two days hoping I'll feel better.
GPACT could really use your help if you are interested in donating to help find a cure. The information can be found HERE.
They write on their Facebook page:
G-PACT Fact, Day 31- As we close out DTP Awareness Month 2012, we want to thank all of you for your support!
G-PACT is a non-profit which was founded on Aug. 23, 2001 by a group of patients. Most of us are on disability from this (and/or
a combo of other conditions) and saw the needs that so many patients had. We fight this every day along with you. We are all volunteers which can make this very difficult as our health is very unpredictable. You understand! A small handful of volunteers have run G-PACT, which has become international and reaches out to over 30 countries and all 50 states, from hospital beds, nursing homes, and home computers all over the world.
An added challenge is that we do not work from a centralized location and are scattered across the world. While this allows anyone to get involved, sometimes it can also take us a little longer to get everything done.
These are two unique challenges we face as we fight for you. We volunteer up to 80 hours a week during busy times, so we appreciate your patience and support as we work hard to bring you the best that we can given the circumstances! We are inspired to continue our work because we see progress and feel that our work has made an im-PACT.
There is still time to do things from this month. We extended the media letter writing campaign in order to accommodate some events taking place this weekend. Please send us your letters so we can begin putting final details into the project. Awareness and a cure is important as the death of another member harshly indicates.
If you would like to help us in any way to continue our work, we could use additional funding to continue our work, volunteers to lighten the load on a few of us, or other contributions to help us get things done. Increasing awareness is vital and awareness events are appreciated to help spread the word. If you would like to do anything, please contact us at email@example.com. Donations can be made through Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website at www.g-pact.org/giving.html. There are many ways you can help, even if not financially. We appreciate hearing from you and knowing you support the work that we do.
We do this for you and we fully understand what you are going through! That's why we are so passionate!
Even though today is the last day for DTP Awareness Month 2012, we do not stop. We do this year round. Look for activities coming up in 2013 and many ways to increase awareness and get involved in some of our political advocacy work. We are encouraged by the approval of Linzett yesterday, and hope to see many more in the near future until everyone has something that works well for them. We all want to eat normally again! :D