"Quod me netrit me destruit."
What nourishes me also destroys me.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sad but Poignant Article about One Girl's Struggle with EE

The Kansas City Star recently did an article about a young girl that committed suicide last year who had been suffering with EE.  I think about this young girl frequently because I see the torture in my own son with wanting to eat but not being able to do so.  I also know the pain that he has to endure as a result of it all.  Although my son it still quite young, I know that he will have to endure a certain amount of social isolation as well as a result of not being able to eat food.  I wonder how his peer will treat him.  I hope you get a chance to read the article.

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/22/1964255/redemption-rises-out-of-girls.html

2 comments:

  1. It might be easy to assume that you have chronic GERD or acid reflux, but it might also be just a symptom of something else. That “something else” could be EoE – or eosinophilic esophagitis. Some of the symptoms (apart from GERD and acid reflux) include difficulty swallowing, chest pains, persistent heartburns, backflow of food that you weren’t able to digest. If these are all too familiar, check with your physician to see of you indeed have EoE!
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  2. I have EE and I constantly think about suicide daily. It has ruined my life . There is more physical pain then anyone could imagine. I live in a rural area . Death there wouldn't be any pain or the fear of choking to death . I have zero treatment options my doctor has no clue on this disease. I live in a town with 1400 people he worries more about his vacation them me ending my lifeet

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