Are you nauseated?

Nausea is one of the most common symptoms when dealing with gastroparesis and similar digestive diseases. Check out our guest post from Double Wood Supplements below on some ways to handle nausea. Nausea is one of the most common ailments and symptoms of illness. Much like we use the terms “cold-like illness” and “flu-like symptoms” … Continue reading Are you nauseated?

DDNC 2019

Each year, the digestive disease national coalition puts on an event in Washington, D.C. In March. It's a two day event where patients, doctors, and other representatives get together and speak at the house and senate. Together, we all advocate for better healthcare. Click here to read a recap of our PR director Samantha's first experience … Continue reading DDNC 2019

Season of Thanks

Not long ago, we asked our GP community to share what they are thankful for. When living with chronic illness, it can get easy to see the struggles, but it’s important to share our victories, and what we’re thankful for. Here is what the community had to say: I am thankful for my good days … Continue reading Season of Thanks

GP & Dehydration

Dehydration is a common occurrence for those who have gastroparesis, and can be difficult to deal with. Pact Blog writer Nancy writes about what exactly dehydration is, and what you can do about it! Gastroparesis patients frequently suffer from episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhea, depending on symptoms. These episodes can literally leave you feeling exhausted. … Continue reading GP & Dehydration

How TPN saved me.

In honor of HPN Awareness week, our editor Samantha shares some of her life on TPN, and what it was like. Read her story below!

Hustle & Heart

Two years. It’s been two years now on TPN. That’s 730 bags of TPN! I don’t even want to know how many needles or syringes were used in that time.

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I was terrified when this all started. I remember the months leading up to the start of TPN. So many days I was afraid to sleep feeling like I wasn’t going to wake up. I felt my body shutting down. I was malnourished, tired, and no matter how much I wanted to keep fighting, it was becoming more and more obvious my body wasn’t able to keep up anymore.

I remember telling my endocrinologist I thought I was going to die. I was leaving the hospital after much needed calcium infusions and fluids, and my blood pressure was so low, the nurses didn’t want me to leave. My bloodwork was atrocious. My body was dragging and I was barely functioning.

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What is H.R. 1187?

What is H.R. 1187 - Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017? Pact Blog writer Nancy explains just what this bill is, and how you can get involved! You may have noticed posts on social media about H.R. 1187. This bill is important for those of us with gastrointestinal diseases and is … Continue reading What is H.R. 1187?

Malnutrition Awareness Week

Malnutrition Awareness Week Date: September 24-28, 2018 Website: http://www.nutritioncare.org/maw Contact Information: (301) 587-6315, info@nutritioncare.org Join the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) September 24-28, 2018 for their seventh annual Malnutrition Awareness Week™. Malnutrition Awareness Week is a multiorganizational, multi-pronged campaign created by ASPEN to: • Educate healthcare professionals to identify and treat for … Continue reading Malnutrition Awareness Week