HessP

About HessP

Hessiel Polanco (or Hess P) is a writer and a patient advocate who was born and raised in Massachusetts and lives with his wife, Ashli. Dealing with GI issues dating back to 2009, Hess sought help from countless doctors and GI specialists to figure out what was wrong until he was eventually diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome in 2014.

living
By HessP - December 11, 2017
One of the hardest parts about living with irritable bowel syndrome is putting food into my body. I know how it’s going to affect me, and therefore sometimes I just don’t feel... READ MORE

living
By HessP - December 8, 2017
What’s actually hard to get used to, most times, is the fact that this is actually happening to me. Me! You know, sometimes I preach to other IBS sufferers about acceptance and... READ MORE

food
By HessP - December 6, 2017
As IBS sufferers, we have to be particularly careful with what we put in our bodies because there are many things that can trigger our symptoms. It’s a struggle trying to commit... READ MORE

living
By HessP - November 17, 2017
As a person who suffers from a debilitating condition, I can’t help but to have a sea of bad thoughts from time to time. There’s so much that goes through my mind... READ MORE

living
By HessP - November 9, 2017
We all have moments when we want to run away from a scary situation for whatever reason. However, sometimes we choose not to because we know it’s better to face it head... READ MORE

video
By HessP - October 19, 2017
When suffering from a chronic condition, such as IBS, it’s not easy to function in everyday life because we’re constantly battling painful symptoms. The side effects of our condition (for example, the... READ MORE

living
By HessP - October 12, 2017
“I.B.S.” should stand for ‘I be stressed’ because I am definitely stressedout a lot due to it. There are many aspects to IBS that make it very difficult to deal with and... READ MORE