Emma Franklin Emma's Journey

First post: Jan 29, 2021 Latest post: 8 hours ago
One morning in March 2020 I made my coffee like any morning, not knowing that things would completely change in my life. I poured my half and half as normal and within 30 minutes I had it thrown up. I totally dismissed it that day just thinking my body was being weird. But that was only the beginning and I started to feel sicker and sicker.   We started taking dairy, gluten, and sugar out of my diet. But very slowly my body started to reject really basic foods.  My weight started to fall to a more scary weight and that's when I realized I needed a better plan to keep me going.  

I've had several; hospitalizations so far. October 2-8 2020, January 19-25 2021, and May14-24 2021, July 27-31 2021, September 16-21, October/10-21, February 2-6 2022.  There is no diagnosis yet. Just possibilities.  Only a really long list of symptoms.

 I've had an NJ tube placed for a month and now have a GJ tube. Currently being fed and hydrated through my tube feeds. 
Every day is really different but the goal is to manage symptoms as they come. I remain hopeful for getting a diagnosis and cant wait to get back to being healthy! I am sharing my story because I believe God does not waste anything and I trust He will use this. I also hope to help those around me to better understand what it's like to live undiagnosed chronically ill.  But gosh, I can't wait to eat a big burger again! 

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