Carrie Rodgers

First post: Dec 12, 2017 Latest post: Apr 11, 2019
Hi!  Thank you for visiting our CaringBridge site!  I am currently battling gastroparesis and total digestive failure.   Due to these conditions my stomach and digestive system are paralyzed.  This means, for me, that I am only able to drink water and sometimes I can tolerate herbal tea and coffee, sometimes but not all of the time.  There are times, quite often, that even if I drink water too fast I will get sick.   I survive on a feeding tube for nutrition and hydration, that's it, no food, no eating.   I suffer with nausea, exhaustion, brain fog and kidney pain, just to mention a few.   As a wife and mother of 2 active teenagers, this can make life difficult as you can imagine.   We do our best to keep things as 'normal' as possible whenever we can.  Honestly, we are still adjusting to this new normal, even though it is not new for us anymore.  I miss running, I miss being active with my family and I miss working but by the God's grace we are finding blessings in this new normal most every day.  We have the most amazing support system and even the kindness of strangers has brought us comfort.  We pray for a miracle healing.  We pray for others who suffer from this illness and we pray for their support system as a support system is so very very important for the one who is sick and for those who help care for them.  We will post updates as changes happen.  We appreciate your concern, support and most of all your prayers!  Be well, my friends!!

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