Wednesday, May 16, 2012

You Don't Look Sick: Running with Gastroparesis

I was suffering from unrelenting nausea and excruciating pain when this picture was taken at runDisney's Princess Half Marathon.

In retrospect, it wasn't a good idea to try to run a half marathon just days after I had a feeding tube surgically placed.

Even though I was struggling with gastroparesis, I didn't want the pain from chronic illness to stop me from living (and running).

What is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: American College of Gastroenterology

Advocacy and Awareness: We Look Good by Crystal Saltrelli, CHC

Blogging about Gastroparesis

Living . . . Drawing . . . Running . . . with Chronic Illness

Are You a Runner Living with Chronic Illness?
Running with Chronic Illness

Are you living with gastroparesis or another chronic illness?

What do you do or say when you hear..."You look good" or "You don't look sick" even when you are struggling to cope with symptoms of an "invisible" illness or disease?

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