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

Patient Headlight: Lynn Wolfson – what she lost and what she gained

As we wrap up Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness month we'd like to bring you one last Patient Headlight feature. These features have been about just a few of the many amazing people in our beautiful community who have shined their light brightly in the dark. Today we're talking about Lynn from Fort Lauderdale whose form … Continue reading Patient Headlight: Lynn Wolfson – what she lost and what she gained

Patient Headlight: Sarah Holloway – sharing her sight

During this awareness month, we'll continue sharing the stories of people who are having an impact on the community. We can't find all the heroes, but here's one, Sarah Holloway, who has learned a lot from her own struggles and the struggles of others. Sarah Holloway - Sharing her Sight by Jim Sliney Jr 8/25/17 Sarah … Continue reading Patient Headlight: Sarah Holloway – sharing her sight

I’m Proud of What I’ve Overcome as I Cope with Digestive Tract Paralysis

Hello PACTBLOG readers, Here, we'd like to share an article with you from our partners over at The Mighty. An article by a brave young woman named Allison. You can find the original article here. I’m Proud of What I’ve Overcome as I Cope With Digestive Tract Paralysis By Allison Healy Wheeling down the hallway, I … Continue reading I’m Proud of What I’ve Overcome as I Cope with Digestive Tract Paralysis