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Helpful Items!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

In dealing with several chronic illnesses I have come across items, apps, services that help me manage my illnesses and make life a bit easier. I am going to begin sharing them here along with which of my conditions the item/app/service helps me with. Let me know if you try any of these and how they help you. Please also share things in the comments you have found to be helpful.

The categories will be tagged by type. Exemplary items get a Gold Star Award.





I use RoadID for my interactive medic alert band. I have been a VERY happy customer of RoadID since 2006. Their customer service is exemplary and their products are top notch. They have a wide range of products that you can customize to suit your needs. I have moved to the interactive ID as it suits my needs more fully these days. It gives me control over what info I want to enter and that I want first responders to have access to.



These have been fabulous with the IBS and Herpes1 outbreaks brought on by steroids used to treat my Lupus. They also come in a travel size which is awesome so I keep a few in my backpack at all times! These are flushable, biodegradable and don’t have a bunch of junk in them. We have a septic system and they have not caused us any problems in the past year that we have been using them in our home.

Each ingredient below is linked to an info page if you want to know more. Well, ok I didn’t link water because, really?

Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate and Citric Acid.

Flushability: According to the Dude Wipes site, “Dude Wipes are certified flushable by the highest of international standards. This means our wipes are proven to break up per the standards of sewer or septic systems. Besides being flushable, we use a unique and innovative material that is 100% biodegradable & from sustainable natural sources. Below is a super exciting clip of DUDE Wipes superior performance during a flushability test in an ISO certified lab.”



Between the Lupus, chronic pain, etc. I often mean to get with people about something and forget…until the middle of the night or wee hours of the morning, if then. This app has helped me immensely with that problem. I can write out the text and choose the day & time to send it and then it’s done! I use this app a great deal and have found it to be a great tool.



One Comment leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:35 pm

    This is awesome! I’m going to look into several of these myself. What a great idea for a blog!

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