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Thursday, October 31, 2013

WEGO Health's 30 Days 30 Posts Blog Challenge

Instead of doing Thankful November like I did last year, I am going to participate in 

What is 30 Days 30 Posts Blog Challenge - you ask?  Well, allow me to take the prompts from their page and share them here.

Below are the topics for each day of the month.  Happy writing!

Nov. 1
Favorite Fridays
Tell us what your favorite health apps are and how people can find them.

Nov. 2
Little Engine PostWrite 3 lines that start with “I think I can…”
Then write 3 lines that start with “I know I can…”

Nov. 3
My Mascot!
Give your condition, community, or self a mascot. Who is it? What do they represent? What is their battle cry?

Nov. 4
Training Wheels
Write about a time your health condition forced you to grow up and take the training wheels off (so to speak).

Nov. 5
Election Day!
Votes are in – you won!
If you got elected President, what are the three changes you would make to healthcare?

Nov. 6
Say WHAT?!
What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve heard about your health condition? Was there any context? What did you think at the time you heard it – and what do you think of it now?

Nov. 7
Mary Poppins Carpet Bag
Write about what’s in your bag/purse/backpack every day – and why!

Nov. 8
Favorite FridaysMake a list of 3 favorite quotes.

Nov. 9
Just Admit ItIt’s taboo, write about something that people do but don’t like to talk about or won’t admit to doing. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone!!  :)

Nov. 10
Alternative Medicine
Write about alternative treatments and regimens and tell us how you feel about them. What do you support? What is crazy? Have you used any?

Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day
For all our veterans and family members, we celebrate this day because it marks the end of WWI, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Do you have a task you complete every day at the same time that helps you with your chronic illness? How long have you been doing this, how has it helped?

Nov. 12
Top Three Tuesdays
Name three songs that you can listen to that get you out of a low point or lift your spirits.

Nov. 13
EvolutionWrite about how being a patient or caregiver has changed you. How have your goals changed? Have your values changed?

Nov. 14
First Day on the Job
Working with a chronic illness can be a difficult balance. What should you divulge, what should you hold back, and how do you balance it all? Do you have advice for others?

Nov. 15
Favorite FridaysWho are your favorite people to follow on social media? (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

Nov. 16
Well, that was Embarrassing…
What’s the most awkward situation your health condition ever put you in? (Don’t be bashful, we’re all friends here). Maybe ou can look back on it now and laugh, but it wasn’t so funny then.

Nov. 17
Favorite Friday: Invisible Illness vs. Visible IllnessWhat are some stigmas you have experienced with your invisible OR visible illness that have made you feel invisible? How have you tackled them?

Nov. 18
Three Truths and a Lie
Tell us three things that are true about you, your condition, your Health Activism, or your life. Now tell us a lie. Do you think we will be able to tell the difference?

Nov. 19
Top Three TuesdayGive three pieces of advice you would give to a caregiver.

Nov. 20
“I Still Remember…”Free write a post that starts with this line and describes an unforgettable moment in your health journey. (For example, Cancer free, diagnosis, etc.)

Nov. 21
Mental Mind Meld
Mental health issues can affect many other conditions. Write about mental health, emotions, and challenges as they relate to your condition. How does your mental health affect your overall wellbeing?

Nov. 22
Favorite FridaysWhat are your favorite blogs to read and why?

Nov. 23
Teaching the Teacher
What’s something you taught your doctor related to your health?

Nov. 24
Take the High Road
Write about a time you had to be the bigger person and take the high road.

Nov. 25
It’s the Holiday SeasonGive us some tips you use to balance the holidays and your health. How do you stay within your own boundaries and make sure you follow your health regime/plan?

Nov. 26
Top Three TuesdaysList three questions you have for other patients.

Nov. 27
Black Friday and Holiday ShoppingIn preparation for Black Friday holiday shopping, give some advice on how to survive the long lines and packed stores. How do you find the best bathrooms? How do you stay comfortable on your feet? Give us some tips before heading to the stores.

Nov. 28
A Time to Give ThanksWhat’s the one thing you’re most thankful for? Write a list of three things that you’re thankful for, excited about, or inspired by.

Nov. 29
Toot that Horn!Want to hear a secret? You’re awesome. (It’s actually not even really a secret). This is going to be hard for you, O Modest One, but you gotta give yourself props today! Write three things you love about yourself – things you’re great at – or just want to share. Don’t you dare signpost or undercut those self-compliments!

Nov. 30
That’s a Wrap!
Nominate someone for a Health Activist Award and write a post about why you nominated them!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween. :)

May your spooky experiments be safe yet a success!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Little Sister to the Rescue

Ugh I have been sicker than I have been a very very long time... 

Major asthma attackS - as in multiple knock-me-out-cant-breath attacks a day!
Severe bronchitis
Strep throat
Double Ear Infections
Nose Bleeds

I missed three whole days and two half days of work - which NEVER happens with me!  I am almost always at work :(   Luckily, I was at home and Jennifer was there to take care of me.  :)  

It may have went a little bit like this... 

.....and then this....

... but its the thought that counts!!  Right??

In all seriousness, I couldn't make it through a normal spoonie day without her love and support, so her willingness just to be there was key to my survival of this ordeal.  

Thank you Jennifer, I couldn't have 
gotten through any of it without you.  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dr Phil's Quiz

I took the Dr Phil Personality Test :)  

Dr Phil Test 1 from javachai

I scored 40, here are my results:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Best thank you letter EVER!!!

Seen this on Facebook and it made me belly laugh!!  

I wanted to share it here. 

And this is the picture that was drawn "on the back".  It also made me laugh!

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