Tag: medical

CAREGIVERS: ACCEPTING CHANGE

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...

Understanding Testing: Gastric Emptying Study

Gastric Emptying Study (GES) is one of the diagnostic tools used to diagnose Gastroparesis (GP). GES is sometimes referred to as Gastric Emptying Scan or Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy. A GES test is requested by your Gastroenterologist (GI doctor) or Primary Care...
Baby Steps Toward Self Empowerment

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...

Gastroparesis Registry

If you’re like many gastroparesis patients, when you first got ill you visited your doctor or an ER trying to find out what was wrong and come up with a plan to feel better.  Unfortunately, even though your symptoms may have pointed to gastroparesis, doctors don’t...
GP Myths

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...