I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 2002. After 6 years of the worst of all that goes along with this from the nausea, pain, throwing up, having to have a J-G Tube, a gastric pacer placed, three port-a-caths, almost daily dehydration, going to the Infusion Lab 3X/week to get meds, ending up in the ER more times than I d ever imagine, having to quit working at the age of 47, I had given up. My health seemed to be declining daily. I decided to talk to a surgeon. My thought was, if I didn t have a stomach, how could I have gastroparesis? After researching this myself, I talked to two surgeons and they both said I would no longer have the symptoms or gastorparesis if I had the surgery. I did and it was just as horrible as any of the 26 surgeries I had during my lifetime. Unfortunately, it didn t alleviate the symptoms. I still have all the same issues and now I ve been to the ER so much that I ve been labeled, put on a sort of black list, for needing pain meds, nausea, IVs for dehydration and I don t know what that doctors think I m suppose to do. What am I suppose to do? Why would a physician not want to give you any meds to help the symptoms? They see the stats and the blood work. How can they black list me? Reglan helped for a few months then didn t. I ve taken Zofran and Phenergan so long that I have built-up a tolerance to them and even IVs of the meds don t help much, they take the edge off but never eliminates the problems. I m allergic to Morpheine so I have to use Dilaudid. You d think I ask for their first born! After all this, my question is simply, can I have gastroparesis if the majority of my stomach was removed?