36 Easy things that you can do to make the life of your chronically ill friend a bit better.

36 Easy things that you can do to make the life of your chronically ill friend a bit better.

You do not need to spend a lot of money. You can be thoughtful in so many ways. The point is to do something, and do something today. I have listed below 36 easy ideas that anyone would appreciate. Sometimes it is hard for a patient to ask for help. Just do it! The hardest thing about chronic dise

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10 Tips For Navigating Your Way Through Brain Fog

10 Tips For Navigating Your Way Through Brain Fog

There are several chronic ailments that affect cognitive function. Also, certain medications can cause forgetfulness or confusion. The non-medical term for this is brain fog, and it seems pretty apt. I like to compare it to trying to run while knee-deep in mud. I've been dealing with varying amou

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The Professional Patient Safety Tips

The Professional Patient Safety Tips

National Patient Safety Awareness Week was observed the beginning of this month. So, in the spirit of that week, here are 10 tips for keeping yourself safe with living with health conditions and being in and out of clinics and the medical systems. 1. Keep an up to date list of medications. Bring

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Top Ten Creature Comforts

Top Ten Creature Comforts

We’ve all been there - the nausea and vomiting that sometimes accompany a change in medication. My doctor recently changed some medicines over the past months, so I’ve been craving a lot of comfort items lately. Everyone's "comfort" items are different, however, here are a few of mine that possi

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Easing the Strain: Tips For Body & Mind

Easing the Strain: Tips For Body & Mind

As someone who has been chronically ill for 12 years, I could talk in excess about the number of things I have purchased to ease both body and mind.  I am almost entirely housebound, and as a result, I work diligently to make my home as disability-friendly as possible. If I had to pick ten thing

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Professional Patient Tip: 10 Tips for Visiting Someone Who is Sick

Professional Patient Tip: 10 Tips for Visiting Someone Who is Sick

I have unfortunately been on both sides of this article. I have spent time visiting friends and family when they have been sick, but I have more often been the patient everyone is visiting. Many of the visits went very well, but unfortunately others didn’t go so well for them or me. Hopefully my m

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Stay Home! Top 10 Comedy Movies to Rent

Any way you look at it, these are hard times. Economic recession, global warming, you know the list. So what’s a person to do? Learn, help where you can, and then watch a lot of funny movies. Stay home and rent movies! Here are my top 10 favorite comedy movies. What movies would you add? 1.

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Good Night, Sleep Right: Kid’s Edition

August is "Good Night, Sleep Right" month at ButYouDontLookSick.com! One thing I have learned from my first year of parenting is that if the baby isn’t happy, no one is happy! The next thing I learned is that no one is happy if they don’t get sleep. This whole month we have been talking about t

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Top Ten Things to NOT Forget to Bring to College

As we get ready for "Back to School Season" Here is the latest edition of our infamous Top Ten lists for those heading out to college, or living on their own! 1. Fan or noise machine; those dorm hallways echo, and doors are constantly slamming, people are usually drunk and loud, and you need more

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Top 10 Study Tips and Suggestions For Those Living With A Chronic Illness

Coming from a lover of all learning and a future teacher, school and all of the studying it encompasses means everything to me. A true perfectionist, I wanted to prove that my chronic illnesses would not keep me from succeeding in something that was so intrinsically personal to me: education. I kn

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