Total Gastrectomy Surgery: Should I Do It?
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Total Gastrectomy Surgery: Should I Do It?

    Total gastrectomy surgery can sound like a crazy recommendation. When I first heard that I might need to have my stomach removed, my first thought was “no way.” That’s crazy. Now that I have had one, I…
    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…
    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…
    No Stomach Nutrition: Keep A Healthy Microbiome After Total Gastrectomy
    Total Gastrectomy
    August 6, 2019

    No Stomach Nutrition: Keep A Healthy Microbiome After Total Gastrectomy

    If you have no stomach, nutrition is compromised, right? Gastrectomy patients often worry about diet and nutrition following removal of a portion of – or the entire stomach – due to cancer or other disease process, as…
    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 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 Research: Videos, Papers, and Other Sources
    CDH1
    July 1, 2019

    CDH1 Research: Videos, Papers, and Other Sources

    CDH1 research is a relatively new area in certain respects. In 1999, a medical researcher in New Zealand named Dr. Parry Guilford and his colleagues discovered the connection between CDH1 mutations and cancers of the stomach and…
    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…
    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 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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