BRCA Gene: I Carry the BRCA1 Mutation and Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way
    CDH1
    August 21, 2019

    BRCA Gene: I Carry the BRCA1 Mutation and Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way

    I inherited my mother’s sense of humor. I inherited her love for healthcare, as we are both nurses. I inherited her love for running. She is an impressive 20-time marathon runner. I have just five under my…
    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…
    Total Stomach Removal: Life After A Total Gastrectomy
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Total Stomach Removal: Life After A Total Gastrectomy

    Total stomach removal will no doubt result in some lifestyle adjustments during the first 12 months after surgery. However, after 12 months, you will most likely be living a fairly normal life. In 2015, a team of…
    Living Without A Stomach: My Favorite Foods To Eat
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 23, 2019

    Living Without A Stomach: My Favorite Foods To Eat

    Living without a stomach is not always easy, but it is easier than you may think. Generally, I eat whatever I want. Though I tend to focus on foods that are easy to digest, calorie dense, and…
    Iron Absorption Without a Stomach
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    2 weeks ago

    Iron Absorption Without a Stomach

    Did you know that without a stomach you cannot properly absorb naturally occurring iron?  Maintaining proper iron levels is very important. Therefore, iron supplements become a necessity to avoid becoming anemic. Iron is essential for blood production,…
    Eating Without A Stomach: Help Your Skin, Hair, and Nails Thrive
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    August 7, 2019

    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…
    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…
    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…
    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…
    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…

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