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Spoonie Chat Questions 4-23-2014: Emergency Prep With Disability

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Introduction:

#Spoonie, Greetings from the home of the #Detroit #Tigers! I’m your #SpoonieChat founder and host. #InvisibleIllness

Last week’s #SpoonieChat Questions 4-16-2014: Making #Cooking Easier http://tmblr.co/ZJjUSu1DFqi_E #Spoonie #Food

Tonight’s #SpoonieChat is about #Emergency Prep For #Disability http://news.health.com/2012/06/06/disaster-preparedness-tips-for-people-with-disabilities/ 

#SpoonieChat reminders will soon be subscribers-only: :https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/spoonie-chat #Spoonie #InvisibleIllness

I can only add you to #SpoonieChat list. You must subscribe on your own behalf. 

To subscribe to the list, go to profile, click lists, select #SpoonieChat, & subscribe. #Spoonie #InvisibleIllness

Please join our private #SpoonieChat members-only Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1423623674516413/ #Spoonie

#Spoonie, find me on my back-up only account @GibsonCurrie if this account goes to twitter jail. The Avi is the same. #SpoonieChat

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Questions:

Q1: #Spoonie, how’s your week going? Any good surprises? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q2: #Spoonie, how is it going with cooking, #food, & household tasks? #SpoonieChat

Q3: #Spoonie, how have you been fitting fun into your week? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

, I knw it’s not fun, but we should spend some time thinking about how to handle emergencies.   

  could involve pain, disease activity, meds, an accident, or an old fashioned weather disaster.  

Tonight’s article identified some unique  needs: identify support system, arrange appropriate transport, & supplies. 

 well start with disease “normal”, then understanding meds, and then natural disasters. 

Q4: , do you have a clear understanding what a health emergency would look like in your situation: yes, not sure, or no? 

Q5: #Spoonie, do you and your clinician have an “after hours” plan? #SpoonieChat 

Q6: #Spoonie, what is your support system during a health crisis? #SpoonieChat 

Q7: #Spoonie, are you sure about what hospitals can help you in a pinch? How to get there? #Spoonie

Q8: #Spoonie, do you know the serious danger signs associated with your treatments? #SpoonieChat

Q9: #Spoonie, do you know who to call with urgent questions about meds, even after hours? #SpoonieChat 

Q10: #Spoonie, do you know what to do if you accidentally miss a dose or take too much? #SpoonieChat

Q11: #Spoonie, do you wear any type of #MedicalAlert jewelry or button? Why/not? #SpoonieChat 

Q12: #Spoonie, do you have a set #WellBeing check like a daily phone call? Why/not? #SpoonieChat 

Q13: #Spoonie, have you notified your local #Emergency service of your needs?

 24-48 hour -kit:  & med lists, contacts, catheter supplies, hygiene stuff, first-aid kit, & lots of food.

 Your pets & service animals also need a 24-48 hour plan. 

Q14: #Spoonie, what are the top 5 (or more) shelf stable foods you can eat? #SpoonieChat

Affirmations:

Q15: #SpoonieChat, what’s one thing that makes you happy? 

Q16: What are your 5? #5ThingsILikeAboutMe http://gibsoncurrie.tumblr.com/post/83487138486/5-things-i-like-about-myself-inbox-challenge Gibson Currie

Q17: #Spoonie, what’s one thing about you that has nothing to do with your illness? #SpoonieChat