Gastroperisis and how it’s not funded by the NHS

Gastroperisis and how it’s not funded by the NHS

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Gastroperisis is an illness that causes the stomach to not allow the person to eat, causing sickness, bloating, extreme weight loss and a very poor quality of life. The best way to help sufferers to get a normal life back is by having a stomach pacemaker fitted, this illness affected me and after 7 years of being passed around by all my local hospitals and going from 19 stone to 8 stone 2 I was weeks away from not being here, my body had wasted away, I found a surgeon in Chelmsford at the broomsfield hospital called mr Sri Kadirkimanathan, a surgeon that deals with this illness, he is a pioneer in this field, but the problem is this operation is not funded by the NHS and each patient has to find £17,500 to have this done, we are not talking about 1 or 2 people we are talking about many many people, over 10 of these people have contacted me since my operation to ask about the symptoms or how I raised the money to pay for my operation, I did a documentary for my operation with the discovery channel called body bizarre and this showed my illness and my operation and was aired around the world,  this has also brought patients from Holland and Belgium to see the surgeon as again there is no awareness of this illness, my biggest problem in understanding this is that in Ireland and Wales this is funded by the NHS but not in England, it’s like our lives are a lottery, who lives or who dies. This has to change, if you don’t have or can’t raise £17,500 you will be left to die.

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