MY HOPEFULLY HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS FOR SURVIVING
THE DAILY STRUGGLES OF LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES
- Have someone else wash your hair for you -- leaves your energy for
drying it, which only you can do the way you like it.
- If you must wash your own hair, try to conserve arm strength/energy
by keeping your arms low -- bring your head down, not your arms up.
- Same thing for drying your hair -- keep your arms as low as possible
-- it takes a lot of strength and energy to keep your arms elevated! Experiment
with ways to move your head around to meet the hair dryer, instead of the
other way around.
- You've heard this one before, but find a hairstyle that is easier
to maintain -- isn't it more important to FEEL good than to look perfect??
- Home all day?? Who needs makeup? Your significant other would rather
enjoy some peaceful time with you without makeup than watch you nap after
you take the time to put it on!
- I've found it's easiest to shower/wash hair right before bedtime
than any other time of the day -- the entire process wipes out my energy
bank and going to bed after provides a night of good sleep!
Please! If you have found things that help you in any of these areas,
let me know! You can click here to fill in a form
with your helpful hint and if you'll include your name, I'll list your
name as the contributor. Make sure you list your name as you'd like to
see it appear.
Please feel free to send
me an e-mail to ask any questions. I'd be happy to try to
answer your questions from my personal experience, or if possible, I will
try to seek out an answer for you. I'm dedicated to helping you get through
your chronic illness - no matter how big or small your question is, it's
worth asking - if I can't answer you, I'll let you know!
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