Gastroparesis Acronyms

    As you navigate Facebook and the internet, you may come across a variety of unfamiliar terms related to Gastroparesis. Melissa Adams VanHouten, the ADMIN for several Gastroparesis groups and one of the co-authors of Real Life Diaries: Living with Gastroparesis, along with some additions from blogger Nancy Brown, has developed the following list … Continue reading Gastroparesis Acronyms

Getting Ready for the Holidays

The holiday season can be stressful. Read below how Samantha navigates through the holiday season! As wonderful as the holiday seasons are, the average person can feel more stress than usual. When you worry about your health, day to day life can go from manageable to impossible in the blink of an eye. Three things … Continue reading Getting Ready for the Holidays

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