Monday, 16 April 2012

Health Writer's Month: The Pinboard

Wego Health:
 Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge

Today's health writer's month topic is:

Pinboard. Create a pinterest board for your health focus. Pin 3 things. What did you pin? Share the images in a post and explain why you chose them.

OK, my Pinterest board is now set up.  You can find me, not surprisingly as Iris Carden, if you're looking for me there.

My first pin is the image I made earlier in the month on "keep calm" poster day.  A sad part of taking lupus medications is that there can be all sorts of strange side effects.  One of them is that steroids can cause facial hair to grow. Great for men who like beards, but women tend to not want to look like Wolverine.

I guess, next I would like to pin up a picture of my medicines.  It's my picture from a post called "Pill Sorting Day". Sorting my pills for the week is a time-consuming, but vital task. Some are the same from day to day, but some, such as the chemotherapy drug methotrexate, are only once a week at a specific time. Keeping track of medications, and which dosages were changed by visits to which doctor, etc, is a challenge, but it is very important.

Let's add in some humour - and something about the fatigue involved in lupus. I have days like this... I have weeks like this.... when I don't even have the energy to procrastinate, it's on the to do list for tomorrow....

Next, I'm adding in my Lupus Bites design from my shirt shop. My snarling lupus wolf is my mascot, and I have a shirt with him on.   I won't say too much about him now, because I know there's a challenge topic coming up on my mascot.... so stay tuned.

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