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 probably wasn't the best idea to try to run a half marathon after I had a feeding tube surgically placed just days before. Even though I was struggling with gastroparesis, I didn't want this chronic illness to stop me from living (and running). Are you living with gastroparesis or another chronic illness? What do you say when you hear..."You look good" or "You don't look sick" even you are in pain?

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