What I Carry In My Chronic Care Bag
I may be able to walk out of the house but need my walker or wheelchair a little later or vice versa. This is why I prepare for the worst scenario possible every time I expect to be away from the house for more than an hour.
Cooling packs that are activated by twisting or bending are wonderful when I am overheated.
Medical marijuana edibles for pain, Tylenol for headaches, allergy medicine, and my favorite pain reducing CBD lotions.
My arms and wrists often find comfort in wearing a light sweater, even in the summer.
Decreases my need to worry about what would happen if I don’t make it to a restroom in time.
Fuzzy socks or slippers
It doesn’t matter where I am or how hot or cold it is, loose fuzzy socks or slippers always provide comfort when my ankles and feet are aching.
Gluten free snack
The last thing I want to do is have to search for water when dry mouth hits.
Having a care kit can save you!
I add other items based on how long I will be out, what the weather is like, and what the activity is. For example, I may also bring along a fleece blanket or a neck pillow. Preparing for the worst has extended many outings that would have been cut short if I hadn’t.
How do you prepare for outings?
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