TORONTO AFTER DARK SUMMER SCREENING RECAP: Dead Air Ep. 18 – Juan of the Dead and The Pact

the pact

the pact

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003407171729 Francine

    Krista,That is the point I guess that I am trying to make, I need dleray nee help as my life and health is in a precarious state. My primary care doctor has every good intention however, I feel that I am just another patient amongst hundreds and so all he has said every year is to try and eat more. But as I have no fat reserves, a case of influenza could cost me my life or that if I were to need to have an emergency surgery as I have had an obstructed bowel in the past due to the previous stomach surgeries or an infection. I have as I said a tremendous amount of scar tissue internally so I live in constant fear about my weight along with the exhaustion that malnourishment presents to a person. My civilian gastroenterologist said given my height and build and body type that if I were to reach 140lbs that I should be hospitalized, I have hovered just above this weight for the past five years. In the past when I have been treated at the hospital for various things, the doctors have ordered banana bags and IV’s to help with dehydration and malnutrition. My wife asked what about the VA prescribing banana bags as a routine to assist me, is this even possible? Also my wife has read about with patients that suffer from eating disorders such as bulimia and so forth, that these patients have had a port implanted to help assist these patients to receive gravely needed nutritional supplements, will the VA do this in a case such as mine? I just can’t physically eat enough to gain any weight and it takes everything that I have to keep my current weight at what it is now, it has been five years as I have said. I have been examined and tested by a gastroenterologist to eliminate any scar tissue or obstructions of blockages or anything physical and there is none, the reason is that the stomach that was made by the surgeon was the size of my thumb, that’s it. Several doctors have said that this is as good as it is going to get. The VA C&P doctor said that this surgery that I had was to sustain life, that the quality of life is an afterthought. Most people are just the opposite and need to lose weight to save their lives and I need to gain weight to help keep mine. Any suggestions Krista or anyone else?