Individual resultType: O | Gender: Female | Age: Middle | Effect: Significant
DESCRIPTION: I have a disorder which has been recently labelled "diffuse gastrointestinal motility disorder". In 1996, I had a total colectomy and ileo-rectal anastomosis which was the result of many years of severe abdominal pain and cronic constipation. After the surgery, it was discovered that the motility problem still existed. This was evident when it was found that food was not digesting at all resulting in nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This has gone on now since April 1996. This is a disorder that apparently has not cure at this time and no one really knows why it happens...only that it is mainly in females. I attempted to control this problem myself by drinking food supplements, taking vitamins and eating only foods that would usually not make me physically sick. Believe it or not, these were potatoes, pasta, bagels and cheese (in moderation). I was introduced to Eat Right 4 Your Type and I cannot tell you the difference it has made. I'm still on medication, cisapride and dicotel - have stopped eating carbohydrates and have started to eat as outlined in your book. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I no longer have a large colon, there are still many foods under type 0 that I cannot eat in all categories. However, I have started to eat chicken in small quanitites, salmon, eggs and other fish along with asparagus, broccoli, sweet potatoes etc. All in moderation but eating it! I have not had any nausea or vomiting in the last two months (this is how long I have been on the program. I lost 10 lbs in the first 4 weeks (which I really couldn't afford to lose, but I feel it is a healthy loss). I am eating more now than I ever have - I actually had a banana yesterday - totally unheard of a month ago unless it was ground up in a liquid. I know this is rather lengthy but I really want to thank you - I never believed it would be possible to appear normal again. Interestingly, the surgeon who performed the surgery and who is also in charge of the research related to this disorder will be meeting with me next week to discuss these changes. He has approximately 200 females from across Canada and the U.S. with this disorder and is looking for help...hopefully I can pass along the good word.Thank you again Dr. D'Adamo--I will keep you posted on the progress.