What Keeps Me Going

Sometimes living with a chronic illness can feel like a constant struggle. Sarah reminds us to remember what we're fighting for, and encourages us to continue to look for the joy in life. All of you with chronic illnesses can understand me when I say that sometimes, the struggle is very real. Chronic illness can … Continue reading What Keeps Me Going

Dear Gastroparesis

By: Samantha Smith   Dear Gastroparesis, First of all, you should know that I don’t like you. You’re not a fun part of my life. You cause me pain. You made it difficult, and in some cases, impossible, to eat normal foods. You took away a basic human need. You took my health from me … Continue reading Dear Gastroparesis

College with a Chronic Illness

Carolanne is a new writer here at the Pact Blog. She is 25 years old. She lives with gastroparesis, dysautonomia, polycycstic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, panic disorder, body dysmorphia, depression, bile reflux, chronic fatigue syndrome, and suspected of having EDS. She is an animal activist, a gypsy soul, independent thinker, a big sister, an unconditional lover, … Continue reading College with a Chronic Illness

What is Heartburn? by Nancy Brown

10/30/2017 Hello everyone and Happy Halloween! Before you dress up as a ghost and scare your neighbors have a quick read of this deep dive by one of our star writers Nancy Brown on Heartburn, what it is and why we get it. Here's Nancy:   What is heartburn? Heartburn occurs when stomach acid moves … Continue reading What is Heartburn? by Nancy Brown

The Fundamentals of Family Planning

Hello readers, Today we're bringing you a guest writer, Jackie Waters, to share some essential information about family planning. Chronic illness often throws a monkey wrench into the expectations of family building, but it doesn't have to be the case. Here's Jackie to tell you more. THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FAMILY PLANNING by Jackie Waters 10/4/17 … Continue reading The Fundamentals of Family Planning

PRESS RELEASE: #SubHealth to Review Patient Access to Investigational Drugs NEXT WEEK

9/29/17 PRESS RELEASE HEARING: #SubHealth to Review Patient Access to Investigational Drugs NEXT WEEK https://energycommerce.house.gov/news/press-release/hearing-subhealth-review-patient-access-investigational-drugs-next-week/ WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), announced a hearing for Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining Patient Access to … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: #SubHealth to Review Patient Access to Investigational Drugs NEXT WEEK

The Question My Friend Asked That Gave Me Hope When I Was Struggling With Depression

This article is a re-post of one found on our partner's website, The Mighty. Written by Amanda D. in her super approachable, relateable style. You can see the original article by clicking here. SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 The Question My Friend Asked That Gave Me Hope When I Was Struggling With Depression I went to grab … Continue reading The Question My Friend Asked That Gave Me Hope When I Was Struggling With Depression