Category Archives: My Story

Part VIII: The Aftermath

There were three reasons why my stomach hurt so badly. I was constipated. I had SIBO, which means that bacteria was in my stomach. I couldn’t absorb fructose, which was in almost every single thing that I was eating. That … Continue reading

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Part VII: The Final Verdict

The last test they decided to take was the fructose intolerance breath test. It was on the Friday before my sixth grade camp. They had me go into a room and drink 8 oz. of pure fructose, then go out … Continue reading

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Part VI: Upper GI

The Upper GI was next. By that time, the results of the endoscopy had come back, and “revealed” that I had eucinophiliac gastritis, which meant that I had food allergies of some kind. We didn’t know what “revealed” meant, but … Continue reading

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Part V: Endoscopy

Another week and a half passed by, and my gastroenterologist called saying that he would schedule the tests earlier rather than later, just in case. I thought I would feel better by then, but it didn’t turn out that way. … Continue reading

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Part IV: Mary Bridge

The doctor was very surprised that I hadn’t gotten better yet – and more than a little worried. He told me I had to start eating, and even thought I might be anorexic (which I most certainly was not!). We … Continue reading

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Part III: California

A week or two later, it was my birthday (June 22). My mom and I started to worry because I still could barely get anything down; and when I did, it was pitiful. I had one of my friends over … Continue reading

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Part II: Doctor’s Trip

Even through the next week, I didn’t feel better at all. In fact, it was getting worse. All I could get down were Ritz crackers and Gatorade. I was losing weight, quickly. I was already pretty skinny (75 lbs at … Continue reading

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