I'm a mother, a friend, a sister, a daughter, and a devoted physician who has become the patient. After a series of serendipitous events, I was the first person in my family to be discovered to have a rare genetic mutation called Gastric Adenocarcinoma and Proximal Polyposis Syndrome (GAPPS). Like other hereditary gastric cancers, this mutation gave me a near-certain risk of developing gastric cancer. Due to the nature of the mutation, to find out if I had cancer or not, and to prevent it from happening in the future, I had a total gastrectomy on August 13. 2019. This blog chronicles my journey. Please join me for the wild ride and my now stomachless life.