30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge… Day 10… What little things make your life easier?

… okay, it was What little things makes your life easier… but the OCD grammar nazi in my head refused to let me write it.

What little things make my life easier? You know… it’s funny… there are several tricks and tools that help out day to day…

my truck is keyless entry and keyless start which is AWESOME
I have attached a ponytail holder to the drain plug in the bathtub to make pulling it up eaier.
Coffee cups with bit handls so my whole hand fits are good.
pill bottles without childproof caps
fingerless gloves
rubber bands on doorknobs to make gripping it easier
push on the way out bathroom doors so I don’t have to grab a dirty door handle RIGHT after I washed my hands
automagic sinks and soap dispencers that turn on without you having to touch them
BIG smart phones
Wool socks
pre-cut salad at the grocery store… pre-diced garlic…. anything that means I might not have to use a knife when my hands are not happy.
my e-book reader so I can carry ten books without having to carry ten books AND I can edit documents without my laptop

What REALLY are the little things that make my life easier?

Hugs

Having someone make a pot of coffee and bring me a cup. It’s even better when there is yummy creamer.

Being able to find somewhere very peaceful and quiet to rest (sometimes a nap). Now that I’m parking a 15 minute walk away from where I work, that is way less easy now than it used to be. I used to be able to walk out into the parking lot (3 or 4 minutes at most) and nap in the back seat of my truck. I miss that a lot.

Shoes that don’t hurt with socks that are warm and don’t hurt.

Conversations about my reality that don’t come off as judgmental or preachy or condescending.

 

Something I found out yesterday… if I have to fly international (read LONG flight)… being able to fly business class means that I hurt a WHOLE lot less when I land.  this isn’t really such a small thing… but… it made a huge difference…

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