I suffer from a rare condition that causes me to vomit 70 times per day and has rendered me housebound.


I have a rare condition that causes me to vomit 70 times a day and has forced me to stay at home.

After being diagnosed with a rare condition that causes her to vomit 70 times per day, a mother claims she has been confined to her home.

Leanne Willian, from Bolton, has gastroparesis, which means her stomach is partially paralyzed and therefore unable to empty itself of food naturally.

The 39-year-old has had the long-term illness since 2008, and has been vomiting on a regular basis her entire life.

That year, Leanne received a gastric pacemaker, which helped to control her condition and alleviate her nausea and vomiting.

But the battery died two years ago, leaving the mother of one in excruciating pain and vomiting on a regular basis.

According to the Manchester Evening News, a new battery for her pacemaker is not available on the NHS, so Leanne would have to pay £10,000 for a replacement.

“I had terrible reflux when I was a baby.”

She told the outlet, “I was always a sickly kid.”

“It got progressively worse when I had my daughter at the age of 22.”

It was excruciating and exhausting.

“I was sick all of the time before I was diagnosed.”

Everything I drank was simply returned to me.

I couldn’t stop myself.

“I was always thinking about when it would stop working.”

Leanne, a former carer who was forced to leave her job two years ago, claims that her health has “deteriorated” and that she is now “stuck in the house all day.”

“I haven’t been able to see my family or friends in a long time.”

Because I’m going downhill, I can’t do the things I used to enjoy or spend time with my husband and daughter.”

Leanne is currently raising funds for a new pacemaker battery on Kickstarter.

“I don’t understand how the NHS can refuse to pay for someone and instead tube feed them at a higher cost,” she explained.

“There’s also the follow-up.”

“It’s like a lottery.”

I was fortunate in that I was able to observe my daughter’s development without having to undergo surgery.

It’s thought to be caused by a problem with the nerves and muscles that control how the stomach empties, according to the NHS.

Feeling full very quickly, weight loss, bloating, and heartburn are all symptoms.

It can also be caused by poorly controlled diabetes or a surgical complication.

Gastroparesis is rarely curable, but it can be managed with dietary changes and medical treatment.

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Leanne Willan, 39, was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 2008

Leanne Willan, 39, was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 2008

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