Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Happy Awareness Month! If you don’t already know, August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month! Each year, G-PACT posts all month long sharing stories, information, fundraisers and more! Our goal is to bring more awareness to Gastroparesis and highlight patients from our awesome community. Each Monday, we’re sharing a patient story. Some of you may know aboutContinue reading “Gastroparesis Awareness Month”

The importance of self care

This month, the Pact blog will be sharing a variety of information for DTP Awareness Month. Today, Pact blog writer Carolanne shares how important self care is, especially when living with a chronic illness. In a life with chronic illness, there are a plethora of things we can’t control. We can’t control flare ups, whenContinue reading “The importance of self care”


When it comes to chronic illness, the patient is usually the main focus. Caregivers can often be lost in the shuffle. Pact blog writer Jim focuses on our caregivers, and the difficulties in accepting changes that come with illness. About fifteen years ago change entered my life that I wasn’t prepared for. My wife gotContinue reading “CAREGIVERS: ACCEPTING CHANGE”

GP Myths

Pact Blog writer Nancy busts some myths about gastroparesis, and provides us with some information and resources. Being diagnosed with Gastroparesis (GP) can be overwhelming. Facebook and on-line chat groups for GP suffers are a great place to read about personal experiences and ask questions, but there’s a lot of information and not all ofContinue reading “GP Myths”

Being tired with Chronic Illness

Following the holidays, you may feel more exhausted than usual. On top of what you may deal with day to day with chronic illness, you may be experiencing more exhaustion than you’re used to. What does it mean when you say you’re tired? You know the tired you feel can’t simply be cured by a napContinue reading “Being tired with Chronic Illness”

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 thingsContinue reading “Getting Ready for the Holidays”

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 meContinue reading “Dear Gastroparesis”

Malnutrition Awareness Week -ASPEN

Malnutrition Awareness Week TM Date: September 26 – 30, 2016 Website: Contact Information: (301) 587-6315, Join the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) September 26 – 30, 2016 for their fifth annual Malnutrition Awareness Week™. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness in healthcare professionals to consider assessing andContinue reading “Malnutrition Awareness Week -ASPEN”

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Are you ready to know some of the plans for Awareness Month this year?  We have rolled out a new website dedicated specifically to the month which describes the things we have planned thus far. We will continue to add to the site as events occur this month, post pictures of past years since 2009,Continue reading “August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month”