DISEASE MANAGEMENT: Chronic Illness Guide, part 2
I’ll be writing some posts over the next few weeks about things you can give to your loved one battling chronic illness. One post would be quite long, which is why I’m splitting it up. Here’s part 1. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll research the idea.
These are products and services that relate directly to helping manage chronic pain and illness. They have been hand-picked with exactly that in mind.
- Spoonk Acupressure Set: $39.99 This is a product one of my friends recommended. She said she uses it daily to help relieve the everyday aches and pains associated with chronic illness. The set includes one regular mat with 6200 points, one travel size mat which rolls into a neck massage pillow or can be used flat as a mini Spoonk, and one massage grove ball. The product gets tons of great reviews. Definitely worth checking out.
- Mind and Body Electric Spa Wrap: $29.88 Another product recommended by a friend. This heating pad on steroids is 3.5 times larger than the conventional heating pad. Its large size wraps around multiple parts of the body and was designed to relieve muscle pain, stress and tension. There are three heat settings and an automatic two-hour shutoff mechanism. The reviews are pretty good, though there are some customers who felt the pad was more of an electric towel. I guess it all depends on what your goals are.
- Natural Patches Of Vermont Arnica Relief from Muscle & Joint Comfort Formula Essential Oil Patch, 10-Count Tin: $16.58 These are small patches that adhere to whatever part of the body you apply them to. I’ve tried several different formulations of these, and I like them. The smell lasts for about 12 hours. I wore one overnight and could still smell it in the morning. That’s a positive thing for me, though your view may be different. Arnica, rosemary, lemongrass, and ginger essential oils are all ingredients in this patch. This product also gets pretty favorable reviews.
- Vecelo mobile laptop desk cart: $31.49 This is a product I use every day as an extension of my bedside stand. It’s difficult for me to reach back to my nightstand, and I have quite a few items I need on a regular basis, so the possibility of pinching a nerve is a real thing. The reviews for this aren’t great, but for what I use it for, it works quite well.
- Netflix gift card: $any amount! One of the ways many of us distract ourselves from pain is by watching TV and movies. And we have so many expenses, it’s nice to know one is taken care of. This also applies to buying us anything else, but this is an easy gift that will make a chronic illness sufferer happy.
Go here for part 1 of the guide, and stay tuned for the next installment! Let me know if you have any suggestions for additions!