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He’s my gastric neurostimulator. He lives inside of me.
No, he does not turn me into a wifi hotspot, much to my chagrin.
But he does something much better. He helps treat the nausea and vomiting symptoms I experience as a result of my gastroparesis. This small device sends small electrical pulses that are intended to dull the nerves related to nausea.
I often see posts on social media sites from people who are considering the gastric neurostimulator and are desperately seeking advice from people who have had it implanted. Hell, I used to be one of those people.
So here is what I would like to say to each person considering the pacemaker, framed as a Q&A.
Look, being sick? All the time? It sucks.
You know that. I know that.
So how do we combat the darkness of doom and despair?
Well, I have many coping mechanisms which I’ll get into in future posts.
Spoiler alert: They involve a lot of fluffy animals.
But my main coping skill?
Gratitude. [Read more…]