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An Unconditional Love Story brought to you by a rare disease w/ Hyperemesis Gravidarum Survivor Guide.

Introduction

Hi. Simply, I’m Sam.

If Projectile Vomiting was an Olympic Sport….

First, weakness, nausea, vomiting for a few days. Then weeks. A month, two months….

I. Mean. EVERYTHING.

As a nurse we are told to tell our patients to get one of those little medicine bottle caps, fill it with 30 cc’s of water and take it every hour. With such a small portion, it’s virtually impossible to throw up. After minimum life sustaining amounts of water wouldn’t stay down, I knew I should reach out, but hesitated, convinced it was an autoimmune flare.

It passed. Wait… sorry. I passed out. That’s what I meant.

I was carried into ER after collapsing. The ER nurse helped me onto the scale. 22% of my body weight dropped. Nurse went through my chart. Checked my vitals.

Let’s Get “Medical”. What is Hyperemesis gravidarum?

Help Her is a nonprofit geared to help those with Hyperemesis gravidarum. They state “HG is a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

  • dehydration and production of ketones
  • nutritional deficiencies
  • metabolic imbalances
  • difficulty with daily activities

Diagnosing Signs and Symptoms include;

  • severe nausea and vomiting
  • food and odor aversions
  • documented weight loss of 5% or more of pre-pregnancy weight
  • dehydration, headaches, confusion, fainting
  • Jaundice, pale skin (pallor)
  • Extreme fatigue (malaise)
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Secondary anxiety/depression
  • ketones in urine, decrease in urine output
  • electrolyte imbalances
  • excessive salivation (ptyalism)
  • a rapid heartbeat (tachycardia), low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • In some cases, affected individuals may have a distinct odor to their breath (ketonic odor)
  • Symptoms associated with the disorder may subside and recur (“wax and wane”) resulting in affected individuals being hospitalized more than once during their pregnancy.

Treatment Methods

As a scientist, aka ‘nerd’ I enjoy gathering EVERYTHING I can about a topic and becoming as much as an expert as possible before making a decision. When it comes to educated treatment options for Hyperemesis gravidarum, THIS is an article I don’t think ANYONE should overlook. The contributors to the publication are gifted beyond my describing ability, as they’ve spent tireless hours compiling research and medical data. Within this document there lies nearly every option recommended by professionals.

Hyperemesis gravidarum Treatment Method Charts

*NOTE These current medications are NOT medical advice. See a specialized health care provider for appropriate treatment options.

A. Sam 2019 *NOTE. Again, Please see a PROFESSIONAL FOR MEDICATION & TREATMENT.
Related to complications, baby had to be removed c-section.

I’m Always Happy but My Heart and Esophagus Hurt.

When asked what Hyperemesis gravidarum is, I tell people my experience was; vomiting to the point of near death, until receiving major medical intervention.

Zuri Carwyn Sam. 06 March 2018.

CURED. It’s OVER!

The ethereal understanding every Hyperemesis gravidarum sufferer holds onto more tenderly than the rarest of CryptoKitties, is the victory of resolved symptoms when pregnancy ends.

It’s cold outside the womb!

Just like THAT!

All the symptoms of Hyperemesis gravidarum vanish.

Baby Chipmunk! 1 hour old!
Hello, newest and littlest best friend. < 3

Hyperemesis Aftermath.

My son’s first birthday brought tears of joy and pain. The day before he turned a year, I was still struggling.

2 Years out, FINALLY a Real Survivor.

Happy Second Birthday, to my littlest best friend in the world. This is certainly a celebration.

HG Hope & Cope Guide for You and Yours.

Obviously, being condemned to a bed, hooked up on continuous IV’s, and facing everyone’s false or personal opinion, there’s a major physical and psychological toll HG Warriors struggle with. So, how will you survive? What’s to come? What’s there to be afraid of?

Here are a few tips I have to help with your HG battle.

1. Say GOODBYE, FAREWELL to unnecessary stresses in your life. Cut out negativity!!!! NOW. Do not listen to that friend that is always complaining about how bad her hair is….

Fun hg fact!

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I was attacked on Linkedin for “Anorexia” Little did they know, I was dying to keep food down, literally.

LASTLY

12. Keep Calm and…… The only goal is to see the face of your healthy child. That, in itself is a worrisome process for a healthy mother, add Hyperemesis gravidarum and it’s a freaking ‘Freddy Krueger’-nightmare of epic portions.

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You’ve already thought about losing that child, or you may have already lost one, two, three…

There’s a magnitude of failure with Hyperemesis gravidarum no words can express. Further, there is no tool in existence to measure the depth of agony the soul exerts when a parent loses a child. Please know, calmness of the heart and mind will ease pain just long enough to get to the next moment.

A Special Thanks to You.

Call to Action.

Are you an Hyperemesis gravidarum sufferer? Have a friend or family member that is? Your story needs to be told.

Are you fighting for health and family?

  • I’d love to hear your story.
  • Can you relate?
  • Did your doctor tell you Hyperemesis gravidarum wasn’t “that bad?”
  • How do you feel when other women post their ‘belly’ photos, or talk about ‘morning sickness’

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Sources:

8 Things You Can Say to a Hyperemesis Gravidarum Sufferer

Special “Thank you” the Blockchain community. Kyle Rea, Maya Middlemiss, Roxana, Jen, Jan Gupta, Tam Sanchez, Patrick Devereaux, Samson Everipedia, Katie Kansas and others for your love and help during this time! :D

Life is less complicated when you’re pure of heart and mind. #WomenInBlockchain