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jessicabooklover
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Hi everyone...I saw the nutritionist today. She was extremely nice and very empathetic. She said that she had a niece with severe gastroparesis (hers was due to diabetes, however) and that she knows how incredibly painful and challenging the condition is.

I told her that I needed a vegan, gluten free and low sugar plan and we came up with a mutually acceptable meal plan. I "contracted" with her to try to make 75-100 percent of the plan a day.

She made me feel like I have a supportive partner in this fight. I will be seeing her once a week for awhile to come. I am 89 pounds as of today, and she said I need to gain at least 20 pounds to be out of the "danger zone".

All in all, this was a hopeful visit. She also is going to help me work on some of my food fears, which she reassured me are absolutely par for the course with my condition and in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM a sign of an eating disorder.

I really liked this woman and I feel happy that she is going to help me. Thanks for the support everyone. Jess

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Great news Jess! So happy for you!

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Excellent. Sounds like you are in good hands! [woohoo]

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That is awesome Jess! I am happy for you
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Sounds perfect!

Sending good thoughts for success---

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positive Bartonella henselae Igenex, 2011.
low positive Fry biofilm test, 2012.
Update 7/16- After extensive treatments,
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This makes me happy Jess!
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jessicabooklover
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THANK YOU so much everyone...kudzu, I must give you a special shout out. Your recent PMs to me reminded me that I have a responsibility to those that I love and that love me to keep fighting, no matter how dark it gets. I thank you so much. xoxo Jess
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Great news!!!
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Jess, I am SO happy to hear this! She sure sounds like she will be a supportive partner. The fact that her own niece had severe gastroparesis means she truly "gets it." Your dad did good!
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Congrats! Now you have a plan, and we want reportbacks!
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Wonderful, I am so happy.

Please keep us posted.

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Certainly, I'm very glad to hear this. So glad. Now that you've found the "teacher" I hope the experience can bring some relief, even enjoyment.

Of course, as one author has written, "After the Bliss, Comes the Laundry" (I tried to find the exact title and author but that eludes Google right now. I think it was Jack Canfield).

So, after the "bliss" of finding a good professional, I hope some fun can help the process go more easily.

When I used to drive and was to embark on what was expected to be a grueling drive -- I'd dig out old songs that I really liked but had not heard in a long time. The trips always just "flew" then.

Maybe you can put a soundtrack to your kitchen duties to make them more fun.

Hopefully, others in your circle will enjoy shopping, washing, organizing veggies, etc.

Maybe someone will be on a love journey with garden herbs and spices and take you along, etc.
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If you are to "juice" but want to keep all the food in the drink, you might consider a

VITA MIX or a BLEND TEC -- they both have a reasonable payment plan and also offer refurbished machines -- that still have a warranty.

Order directly from the company, itself, though - at their own website. This helps you know you will get the real deal but also help protect the warranty should that ever be needed.

Sometimes, by calling customer service, they can set you up with a special deal. Blend Tec did for me.

Be sure to also get decibel reducing ear muffs for all who would be in the room when either of these is running.

I love my BLEND TEC - but it's not good for grinding flax seeds. Flax needs a METAL coffee grinder - it can scratch even the hardest plastics.

VITA MIX or BLEND TEC are great with nuts, too, the softer nuts the easiest (walnuts, pecans, etc.)
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SOUPS, NOURISHING SOUPS

[not sure if all the recipies in this book are gluten-free but enough must be (or easily adapted) as to wind up on this GF Blog:

http://www.glutenfreecat.com/category/healthy-living/

See fabulous photos at the blog above and more book detail here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1936608677/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1936608677&linkCode=as2&tag=glufrecat-20

LADLED: NOURISHING SOUPS FOR ALL SEASONS

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over 50 reader reviews, a near perfect composite 5 star rating.
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Ah, hah! Found it. I had the name mixed up but the concept was still on target. I've not read this but did hear a presentation of his and will always get a chuckle out of his reminding us that it's always a process.

http://www.amazon.com/After-Ecstasy-Laundry-Heart-Spiritual/dp/0553378295

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path

- by Jack Kornfield
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jessicabooklover
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Thanks Keebler! Jess
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And here I thought I ****ed you off! [Smile] . How's it going?
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jessicabooklover
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HAHA No you didnt **** me off, my friend!! Never! [Smile] ...It is going OK. I am able to meet about 75-85 percent of the meal plan each day so far, so that is pretty damn good.

I feel sick as hell, but I am determined to do what the nutritionist says in the hopes that it will give my body more fuel and ammunition to fight.

Thanks so much Kudzu for the support. xoxo Jess

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So happy you are seeing someone that specializes in gastroparesis and has first hand experience with it. Sounds promising!
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What a blessing! I know you are encouraged by this. Good for you!

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Thanks so much everyone! xoxo Jess
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