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One question asked in an emergency situation is "what medications are you on". Don't rely on memory.
I've created a list and printed copies including Drug name, generic, dosage, reason and when taken (1X daily).
A copy is kept taped in the medicine cabinet, and one in each wallet.
I had to do Wall Push Ups and Closed Wall Push Ups for shoulder therapy, but it was difficult if the muscles were cold.
I talked to my doctor, invested in a GOOD no-slip bath mat for the shower, turned on the steam and now I'm up to three sets of 30 each every morning!
Everyone needs Alice--Alice.com is online shopping...(think Alice from the Brady Bunch). I can get things delivered to my doorstep with no delivery charge!
Saves me running to the store for staples, and saves time. Alice even reminds me what I've purchased before so I don't run out!
Flash Card Fun
Since I needed to make flash cards for law school, I added a few of my own. Interspersed on the random, brightly colored cards there are *other* reminders.
"MOVE THE REAR-GET IN GEAR-MOVE IT-MOVE IT-MOVE IT!!!"
The reminders help me to remember to get up and move during study time!
I have specific places for things that I use (Office supplies, cleaning supplies.) That way I save time looking for things.
If I find that things are getting "borrowed" and taken to other rooms, I purchase a similar item (in a coordinating color) to go in the other room.
Physicians advise screening for a reason (Mammograms, Colonoscopies, MRI's). The expense is worth it. These can save your life by detecting problems when they are treatable...not terminal.
Champion Stride Rite
I've been dreaming of the Reebok Easy Tone for a long time, but can't afford them.
I wandered into Payless and found this shoe this week. It's similar to the Reebok in style, but it doesn't have the price tag. With BOGO, I got 2 pair for $45, and the support I was looking for.