Hey everyone! My name is Arielle & I am twenty-one years old. I live in Virginia & have my whole life; it kinda sucks though & one day I want to move to California. One reason I want to move there is for the warmth, ooh yeah. Second and most important reason I want to move there though is because I plan to become a fashion designer with my own boutique. I could go to New York but I don't want to face the cold! Some of my hobbies & interests include fashion (obviously), hanging with my friends, video games, laughing until I cry, art (all kinds - drawing & writing are my fortes though), music, my kitties babies, texting, and so much more.
Another major part of my life is that I have a lot of health issues. This is why I like watching this show. It sometimes helps inform me of things I never knew or things that can help me with my issues. One of my biggest issues is my stomach disease, Gastroparesis. Not many people have heard about it and there isn't a cure for it but I am taking medications to try to control it. However it goes up and down with symptoms with flare ups and a lot of doctors just don't understand. I joined a support group called G-PACT where I can talk to others about my problems because they've been through the same thing. However after being in the group for over a year now, I have realized that it isn't just me who has problems with doctors judging me, blowing me off, thinking it's all in my head, etc. A LOT of doctors are this way unfortunately.
At www.G-PACT.org please visit the foundation & please try to help us find a way to change the way these doctors act, as well as spreading the word about Gastroparesis to try to find a cure. You can buy rubber bracelets very cheap as well!