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”

CAREGIVERS: ACCEPTING CHANGE

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”

All About Probiotics

Ever thought about taking probiotics, but not sure where to start? Pact blog writer Nancy shares a ton of information on prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and how they may be beneficial to those of us with gastroparesis. Probiotics are bacteria that live in your gut. Don’t worry; they’re actually good for you. Probiotics keep yourContinue reading “All About Probiotics”

The Undiagnosis

We’ve all been through the “undiagnosis phase” of chronic illness. This can cause a lot of stress and frustration. New Pact Blog writer Nicole shares her story with being un-diagnosed.   Before you get “sick”, you hear about others having health concerns such as diabetes, lupus, arthritis (just to name a few well known ones).Continue reading “The Undiagnosis”

Baby Steps Toward Self Empowerment

Pact blog writer Jim Sliney shares his advice and knowledge on how to plan for the unplannable. Every person with gastroparesis knows that at any moment things can get bad. When things get bad, they get expensive. That lingering fear of “when is the other shoe going to drop” is probably one of the greatestContinue reading “Baby Steps Toward Self Empowerment”

Advocating for Yourself

Do you ever find yourself feeling like you and your doctor aren’t on the same page? Do you find yourself struggling to explain yourself to your doctor? Learning how to advocate for yourself can be difficult. Pact blog writer Nancy has some great information and tips on learning how to advocate for yourself.   MyContinue reading “Advocating for Yourself”

Holiday Hope

Happy Holidays Pact readers! As we’re closing in on the last few days of the holiday season, I felt it was important to remind you all of a few things. While the bulk of the shopping, wrapping, baking and decorating may be done, there’s still the actual holiday itself. Seeing friends and family enjoying aContinue reading “Holiday Hope”

Patient Headlight: Abigail the Visible

8/16/17 Patient Headlights are a way we here at G-PACT can acknowledge heroes from the Gastroparesis community. Today we’d like you to meet Abigail Miller, a young woman who is learning how to live with her gastroparesis. Abigail Miller is from Pineville Louisiana and she has had gastroparesis since September of 2010. Well, that’s notContinue reading “Patient Headlight: Abigail the Visible”