Patient Story: Desiree

I have been sick since October 2018. October 1, 2018, was the last time I was the “old Desiree” who used to eat anything, drink and socialize as I wanted.  Unfortunately I woke up, on October 1, 2018, feeling sick to my stomach, always in pain, nauseous and lack...

Patient Story: Adele

Patient Story: Adele

My name is Adele and I have been struggling with gastroparesis since 2010. Before I fell ill, I was an elite athlete cross-country ski racing all over the US, Canada, Scandinavia and Europe. It was my dream to win Olympic gold, and I was projected to make the 2014...

Patient Story: Melody

My gastroparesis journey began back in 2016 when I suddenly became sick with symptoms of severe acid reflux, bloating, nausea/vomiting and abdominal pain. I saw several doctors who told me I was just under severe stress from caring for my elderly parents and...

Patient Story: Marie

Patient Story: Marie

It all started 3 1/2 years ago when I had terrible stomach pains, heartburn, back pains, nausea, you name it.  At first I thought it was a stomach bug but when it didn't go away after a week I went to a Gastro Dr. who quickly said it was "heartburn" but he wanted...

Patient Story: Peter

Patient Story: Peter

In February 2010 I developed what I assumed was a stomach virus, but after a week it of it not going away I went to my doctor. I was extremely fortunate that my primary care physician also had a highly skilled gastroenterologist on her staff, Dr Christopher Demitrou....

Patient Story: Lindsay

Patient Story: Lindsay

I used to be perfectly healthy. I had graduated high school, turned 18 years old and moved into my college dorm. About two weeks after I had settled into my dorm and started classes, I became sick. I describe it as my stomach “flipping” almost instantly. I became...

Recipe Wednesday

Each Wednesday of Awareness Month, we'll be sharing a Gastroparesis friendly recipe on our social media pages. Make sure to keep an eye out each week for a new recipe! First up, Vanilla Pudding!

Awareness Month Continues….

Have you noticed G-PACT has a new look? Our team had some pretty awesome externs during the spring who helped with awareness month, and more. We'll be introducing the amazing team each week during Awareness Month. Today, we introduce some of the extern team, beginning...

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

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...

Reflecting on 18 Years

To conclude this years awareness month, we share a very special piece written by G-PACT founder, Carissa. It's an important piece that not only looks back on what's been accomplished in the last 18 years, but also what is to come. It started out as a hobby that turned...