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My wife is the survivor of an emergency laparotomy, for a suspected bowel obstruction as well as portal venus gas. It's been a year and a half since that surgery and she has been suffering from gastroparesis, chronic nausea, abdominal distension upon eating anything, alternating bouts of chronic constipation and diarrhea, bile reflux as well as a hole host of weird medical occurrences since then. She gets severe abdominal pain that can't be identified as well. Her gi doctor told her that the severity of her symptoms might be the result of adhesions in the gut, but isn't confident enough in the theory to schedule any diagnostics.
She is very underweight, struggles to keep food down and has difficulty staying warm. She is subject to bouts of light headedness and occasionally passes out. On a handful of occasions she he resorted to going to the hospital due to severe abdominal pain, bloating, and burning in the throat. She has been given fluids and a new acid reflux medication every time, as well as something to relieve constipation, then been discharged with no answers. All diagnostics and blood work have come back looking normal every time.
At this point, she is can barely function normally. She struggles to get through 5 hours at a part time job 4 days a week, and besides that she can mostly only sit with a heating pad on her stomach. She has very poor quality of life right now, and we are desperate for some answers, which no doctor or hospital in the area seems to be able to provide.
We would appreciate any ideas or any guidance - names of facilities, names of diseases or disorders - anything that we could ask her gi doc about, or someone we could call and talk to.
Right now, though, we are desperate for any input. Her doctors and the hospitals seem to have given up on her, and they are at their wits end - as are we. We agree to use our sound judgement in pursuing any information or guidance provided, and we accept full responsibility for all outcomes.
Thank you for listening.
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