Can a person live without a stomach? Yes, we live normal lives.
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 20, 2019

    Can a person live without a stomach? Yes, we live normal lives.

    Can a person live without a stomach? Not only can people live without a stomach, many people after total gastrectomy surgery are thriving without a stomach. Despite the success many people have living without a stomach, asking…
    CDH1 Gene Mutation: My Family’s Story
    CDH1
    June 29, 2019

    CDH1 Gene Mutation: My Family’s Story

    A CDH1 gene mutation runs in my family. We discovered it because my mom was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Subsequent genetic testing confirmed she inherited from her father a CDH1 gene mutation that is associated with stomach…
    Can you live without a stomach? Some history for CDH1 mutants.
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 22, 2019

    Can you live without a stomach? Some history for CDH1 mutants.

    Can you live without a stomach? Great question. People have been asking it since at least the early 1600s. Despite that being over 400 years ago, I believe it’s safe to say that total gastrectomy is a…
    Gastrectomy Surgery: The Foods I Ate In The Three Weeks After Surgery
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 23, 2019

    Gastrectomy Surgery: The Foods I Ate In The Three Weeks After Surgery

    Gastrectomy surgery requires a delicate diet in the days following the surgery. Without a stomach, it is more difficult to digest certain foods. Plus, you will need to eat smaller meals. Therefore, to get enough calories, you…
    Eating Without A Stomach: Help Your Skin, Hair, and Nails Thrive
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    2 weeks ago

    Eating Without A Stomach: Help Your Skin, Hair, and Nails Thrive

    Eating without a stomach can present challenges. Due to changes in the body’s ability to absorb nutrients after surgery, this is especially true when it comes to making sure you have an adequate intake of certain vitamins…
    Gastrectomy: What Is A Total Gastrectomy
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Gastrectomy: What Is A Total Gastrectomy

    Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove some or all of the patient’s stomach. Three main kinds of gastrectomy exist. First, partial gastrectomy. If the surgeons remove only part of the stomach, it is called a…
    How do you live without a stomach? My eating guidelines.
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 23, 2019

    How do you live without a stomach? My eating guidelines.

    How do you live without a stomach? People ask me this almost every time I tell them I don’t have a stomach. Frankly, I usually don’t know how to answer this question. That’s because I don’t know…
    Total Gastrectomy: Recent Clinical Studies Examining Outcomes
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Total Gastrectomy: Recent Clinical Studies Examining Outcomes

    Total gastrectomy is a modern development in medicine. From 2005 to 2018, several centers have studies outcomes of this procedure. Below, details of the studies are listed for comparison. At the end, I’ve included a table with…
    CDH1 Mutation: What Makes Me So Special?
    CDH1
    July 16, 2019

    CDH1 Mutation: What Makes Me So Special?

    A CDH1 mutation. That’s what makes me special. Unlike most other 33-year-olds, I have been diagnosed with two different types of cancer in less than two years. These cancers don’t recognize economic status, lifestyle, or other health…
    Prophylactic Total Gastrectomy: When Should I Have It?
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Prophylactic Total Gastrectomy: When Should I Have It?

    Prophylactic total gastrectomy. After deciding whether to have one, you will need to decide when to have it. For many medical conditions, a sense of urgency for surgery exists because of existing symptoms. In those instances, the…

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