Mayo Clinic – How Healthcare Should Be Done

Inside the Doors of Mayo Clinic

As soon as we entered through the doors at Mayo Clinic, we felt peace and hope. We had never experienced anything like the atmosphere and the love and care we felt when we arrived.

When we turned the car onto the campus we felt peace. We saw beautiful landscaping with trees and flowers and water fountains as we drove onto the campus. We drove right up to the building we needed to check into. Continue reading

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Fibro Pain vs. Passion

I recently wrote about the effects of fibromyalgia pain on our personal love lives. 

 Fatigue, brain fog, muscle pain and soreness, weight gain, and depression are just a few of the “friends” of fibromyalgia pain that make passion seem like a word forever gone from our vocabulary.

I can’t blame all the problem on fibromyalgia pain, though that is certainly enough of an issue. I think that age and menopause have something to do with the problem as well. And due to a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), I am not able to use hormone therapy to improve the situation.

My husband and I had become quite frustrated because of my lack of libido and the pain I was experiencing. The times that we did try to make love ended up being more like work than pleasure. There didn’t really seem to be much pleasure in it for either of us though we desired greatly to show our affection to one another.

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Writer/Speaker sharing about how to make it through anything. I married a pastor with two boys who just lost their mom, I homeschooled my own children, led children’s ministries and women’s ministries in the church, and founded and led a homeschool support group. Had to give up much of this due to chronic pain. Like the Insurance, I know a lot because I’ve seen a lot.

Pill Drill: Never Forget Your Medicine Again

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“Did you forget to take your medicine?”

“Honey, did I take my medicine?”

“How long has it been since I took some ….?”

Have you heard or said any of these questions in your home?

Are you struggling as a caregiver, trying to keep your parents in a regulated regiment of medication?

These questions are asked (it seems) daily around our place. Between my husband and I, we are always trying to figure out who has taken what when.

Finally, a gadget to help!

The Pill Drill System

Things that impress me about this product

  • Reminders with customizable tones and flashing lights
  • Easy scanning of each medication turns off the reminder.
  • I can notify a caregiver that medication has been given.
  • The mood cube is a nice touch.
  • Reporting will show trends relating to medication and how you feel.
  • It will help you to not forget to take your medicine.

 

This really may be the answer to taking medications and on time! Also, I’m thinking it will relieve some of the caregiver’s headaches! You will still have the setup time but the reminding should really be helpful.

Here are a few questions I had initially and researched.

How does it work?

Remind

PillDrill_Hub

 

The hub will play customizable tones and flash when your medication is due. The hub has a large screen for readability and buttons to search the day’s history.

 

 

 

Track

pill drill scan

Scanning tags are provided to place on each container. You may use to containers provided or place the tags on your prescription bottle. When you take you medication, scan the bottle and the hub will record that you have taken your medication.

Track Well-Being

pill drill mood

 

The mood cube can be scanned to record how you are feeling.

Notify

Pill Drill notify

The hub will then notify your loved ones or caregiver that you have taken your medication. This can be done through e-mail or text.

 

 

 

 

Questions I Researched:

  1. What is the Cost? What do I get?

Pill DrillThe cost is $199 plus shipping. Each PillDrill kit includes the PillDrill Hub, 12 Scanning Tags, 2 Weekly Pill Strips, and the Mood Cube.

This is always the first question I ask when I see a new product. I’m always thinking, “With all the money I spend on medications, how can I spend more?” But that may be the point. When you are spending all that money on prescriptions, it is all the more important that it is taken as prescribed, especially with some drugs that must be taken on a strict schedule.

And here’s a great advantage. NO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION. It seems a lot of things get you hooked by the nice price, but then you find out there is a subscription fee. I know that I can’t afford another monthly fee going out of my small income.

What else do I need to use this product?

You will need an electrical outlet and access to Wi-Fi. 

To set up your schedule, you will need to use a cell phone app or go online with your computer.

What platform does the app use?

Android or IOS

How does this differ from the app I am using now?

I think the Pill Drill would keep me on track a little better. The scanning device right on the pill bottle/container will help with recording. We seem to forget to record between taking the pill and getting to the phone to record it. Possibly with the pill being right with the device will help this not to be a problem.

My phone app will track everyone in the family, though Pill Drill is working on this. Also, my phone app handles everything to do with my health: doctor’s appointments, notes, vital signs, weight, ever connects with a food diary if I so wish. I can download any or all of this information to take or send to my doctors and caregivers. And it only costs a couple dollars.

Also, my phone app handles everything to do with my health: doctor’s appointments, notes, vital signs, weight, even connects with a food diary if I so wish. I can download any or all of this information to take or send to my doctors and caregivers. And it only costs a couple dollars.

Can more than one patient use this?

I believe two people could use the same device if you don’t have too many drugs between the two of you. But it may be confusing to do so.

I understand they are working to release a product to use in tandem.

Final Analysis

If you are a caregiver, trying to keep someone on track, this would definitely look into this system. I think it will ease a lot of your headaches.

If you have fibro fog or some type of brain fog, this will be helpful. As I said before the scanner is a great concept that I think would help.

You can find out more or order your own kit at www.pilldrill.com

 

Don’t Forget Your Medicine,  🙂

Mandy Farmer

 

Writer/Speaker sharing about how to make it through anything. I married a pastor with two boys who just lost their mom, I homeschooled my own children, led children’s ministries and women’s ministries in the church, and founded and led a homeschool support group. Had to give up much of this due to chronic pain. Like the Insurance, I know a lot because I’ve seen a lot.