I have a #Green4GP story! Even the little things around me are saying #InvisibleIllness <– NO MORE! I have a little book “WhenGod Winks” by Squire Rushnell! It completely sums up how I see life no coincidences! God giving you guidance! Saying #InvisibleIllness NO MORE! I was so into my day, I almost missed nature’s contribution, to our endeavor to create awareness for #5GPMillionStrong! I often have a #GPDelaySwitch in my #GPFog! I seem to blame everything on #GP right? Well you would too! If you had been living in various states of malnourishment/dehydration for many years! I only in the last year and 1/2 with the leadership of my dear friends Ms Melissa Adams VanHoughten with Gastroparesis Fighting for Change www.curegp.com & Ms Trisha High Bundy and from there the #EllenDanceWithRaven campaign & my Dear sisters Ms Stacy Sawyer-Griffen & Ms Raven Walton! Then from there the list goes full blown into an amazing group of dear dear friends too many to list them all and so many I cannot even tag them all sometimes! Y’all are each so very precious to me! I started this journey trying to only appear like everyone else! I survive each day! (Which is a monumental task each day which only another #ChronicIllness #Spoonie #Mito #InvisibleIllness #GPCommunity Member fully understands.. When you cannot eat & have energy it alters everything – Then put not being able to “go” on top of that – well .. What do you do? ) Well I decide to finally pull back the veil on the #InvisibleIllness and put it all out there to advocate! And it has given me purpose! I need to help, serve, teach, “be the quiet cog” in service! I was once again able when I had a few brain cells available, on my timetable “be a quiet cog” 😊. I thank God every single day for the moment Ms Melissa Adams’s VanHoughten decided to do this Gastroparesis Fighting for Change and send me a link letting me know about it! https://www.facebook.com/Gastroparesis.FightingForChange.Page?ref=ts&fref=ts
My story, during this process Ms Trisha High Bundy @bundytr5 came up with #green4gp Later I would find the beautiful Ms Becky Halstead & Day By Day ! https://www.facebook.com/Gastroparesis-Day-by-Day-455297387941304/timeline/
Where they are very diligent about promoting our awareness on each Friday! So whilst I was in the midst of working on another awareness project? My hubby walks in, (I was speaking to my original support group of 2 from 2006 whom I met in the basement of a hospital during a GES – [gastric emptying scan – test is done by ingesting radioisotopes in eggs ( sometimes other foods)and periodically over 4 hours take pictures to see the rate of emptying– at a point in this test our Dr does an another test similar to a heart EKG but this measures stomach activity EGG} we have been beasties and support ever since) so, he says look, “We grew a green Pumpkin with little orange specks!” I was like, ” How did we grow a green pumpkin? (My bestie still on phone is like how? What? I am filling in and she is hearing everything!
He says, ” Patrick’s bird seed ( my Amazon Parrot’s discarded food -seeds goes in a garden compost area) landed and grew this!” What you need to know is my hubby works allll the time and has a weekend off but has work around here & does things for his elderly parents and plays catch-up so this pumpkin escaped his notice in the green! It is about the size of a basketball!!! 💚💚💚
So I am sending Natures contribution to our #Green4gp day! Which was exactly on time but my brain is on #GpDelay time!
if you are reading this and need information or motivation? Here are a couple of resources info –> International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders – IFFGD
Motivation to do one act! #1Action4GP –> Ms Melissa Adams VanHoughten’s Call to action for Septembers #GastroparesisActionMonth
If you are led to donate for research? Better treatments and we pray one day a #curegp ?
Here is IFFGD ‘s donation page –>http://www.iffgd.org/site/donate
Want to do more? Here are two issues which desperately need signatures!
Petition to congressional to Declare August Gastroparesis Awareness Month
Petition to Congress to establish Gastroparesis a disability
H.R.2311 – Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2015
We need more Co-Sponsors in each state for this very important Bill!
Need just a little more motivation? GP Fight video done by Ms Trisha High Bundy
Thank you in advance for anything and all you choose to do!