The Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD) presents, Living With Digestive Motility Disorders. This open discussion meeting is for anyone affected by motility disease, including patients, parents, partners, and loved ones. AGMD provides a safe place to talk about everything that goes along with the diagnosis of a motility disease. Topics include emotional/mental health issues, chronic pain, relationships (personal as well as with medical professionals) ostomies, tubes, lines, and nutrition.
Our program will be co-facilitated by Brittany Neal. Brittany is a patient with chronic idiopathic pseudo-obstruction since birth. Now in her 30s, she has had numerous surgeries and procedures including multiple central liine placements, G and J-tubes, and has a permanent ileostomy. She is currently TPN dependent and has several health concerns due to CIPO. No longer able to work, she serves as a volunteer for AGMD.
This month's topic will focus on ostomies. Have you ever met someone with an ostomy? I bet you have and you don't even know it. Have your doctors brought up having surgery that may result in a temporary or permanent ostomy? Ever wondered what life would be like? Join March's Living with Motility Disorders Conference call to hear what life is like, get questions answers, get myths busted and to find out how live well with an ostomy.
Since the publication of this program, we sadly report that Brittany Neal passed away in February 2018. She is greatly missed. We honor her memory by posting this program. It reflects her caring heart and unconditional dedication and willingness to help others.