Professional Patient Tip: Emergency Preparation - Remember the six M's

Professional Patient Tip: Emergency Preparation – Remember the six M’s

Unfortunately we live in a time, where it seems that emergencies and disasters happen quite often. Some are man-made like terrorism threats and some are natural disasters like floods and hurricanes. In any case, we need now more than ever to be prepared and it is even more important to be prepared w

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A Little Reminder... Maybe It Is Time To Read

A Little Reminder… Maybe It Is Time To Read “The Spoon Theory” Again?

If you follow me on Twitter you know that I’ve been dealing with issues at work: Lack of hours; going in to work and then being sent home before even clocking in. This has been going on for two weeks. I had a mental breakdown couple of nights ago because I have not accomplished anything in what I

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Be Prepared. Where is Your Stash?

Be Prepared. Where is Your Stash?

Most of us have them and some of us even forget where they are due to the lovely fog that comes with Fibromyalgia and other conditions! I currently have five different locations that I stash emergency Spoonie supplies. 1. My nightstand is the primary place where I keep all of my medicines. I norm

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Tip: Handling Isolation That Comes From Chronic Illness

Tip: Handling Isolation That Comes From Chronic Illness

The title is ominous, I know.  But for so many of us that suffer from chronic illnesses, it’s an all too true reality.  I must preface this by saying that not all people who suffer with a chronic illness experience this.  However, the subtleties of it grow as time passes and one is confronted w

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“Professional Patient” Tip: In Order to Use It, You Need to Own It.

How many times have I woke up and decided that today is the day that I am going to start off on the right foot and wear sun block. Although I wake up with the best of intentions, I soon learn the seemingly obvious lesson that "if you don't own it, you can't use it". I start off by looking through my

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Simple acronyms for those in NA, AA or other 12 step program

Simple acronyms for those in NA, AA or other 12 step program

For those in NA, AA or any other 12 step program, these simple acronyms can be helpful when you need a reminder to "stay the course". If you have any more to add, please feel free to comment on this article. AA Achieving Adulthood ACTION Any Change To Improve Our Nature BIG BOOK Believ

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Travel Tips for the Chronically Ill or Disabled

Travel Tips for the Chronically Ill or Disabled

Even if you no longer go on vacations, there may be times you must travel for business or to attend family events. Leaving home for any reason, especially when traveling by airplane, requires careful planning as we are required to bring more items from home and need to fit them into less luggage.

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Kissing is Good For You!

Kissing is Good For You!

Kissing helps prevent tooth decay (better than brushing your teeth?) Dr. Peter Gorden, Dental Advisor at the British Dental Association, explains. “After eating, your mouth is full of sugar solution and acidic saliva, which cause plaque build up. Kissing is nature's own cleaning process”, he add

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Tips for Traveling with a Chronic Illness!

What is one of the most stressful things to do during the holidays? Travel!!! Most of us have more than one place to be this holiday season, whether it's traveling between in-laws or traveling between family members, it's still the stress of having to pack up the car and the kids and traveling as lo

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Tips for the chronically Ill: Writing thank you notes

After a recent party, I had to tackle the task of writing thank you notes. I know I always like to receive thank you notes, since they brighten up a dreary day. Likewise, I am a grateful person and want to show appreciation for any gift or favor I receive, but there are times, due to fatigue, hand p

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