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

What is SIBO? by Nancy Brown

By Nancy Brown, 09/2017 What is SIBO? Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where there is excessive bacteria in the small intestine. The bacteria interfere with digestion and absorption. Similar to Gastroparesis (GP), SIBO can cause gas and bloating, diarrhea or constipation or both, and pain. SIBO symptoms vary patient to patient. Studies … Continue reading What is SIBO? by Nancy Brown

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

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