More WEGO health blogging:
The Things We Forget. Visit http://thingsweforget.blogspot.com/ and make your own version of a short memo reminder. Where would you post it?
A few of mine:
Usually, this is in the context of remembering to bring a cup with me in case I should spot or gush unexpectedly. Less frequently, it is a reminder to take it the fuck out again. (Please, ask me about the time I accidentally wore 2 cups for 2 days.)
Because I always forget and then am like, “Fuck, I need a time machine to go back to yesterday!”
Also, for anyone noting the pills and doing the math, 6 pills of OTC naproxen sodium at 220mg per pill = 1320mg spaced throughout my day. This is well within my provider’s — as well as general — prescribing guidelines for the first day of menstrual pain. Possibly it exacerbates my Crohn’s a bit, but that’s a “maybe” drawback with a definite benefit.
This is 100% not any kind of pity party reminder. Rather, it’s because I tend to get depressed and exasperated because: 1) not a lot of people understand how endo works in terms of day-to-day limitations (which, admittedly, vary according to the individual); 2) even among people who are knowledgeable about endo generally, my endo is complex and insidious and not normal. Sometimes, I find myself tempted to believe that no one Gets It because no one cares — when really, at least part of the truth is that no one gets it because the science isn’t there yet.
So I do my best to advocate to make widespread the science that is as well as to support the science that might happen tomorrow — so maybe someone else won’t need these reminders quite so urgently as I do.