Be Thy Own Health Advocate

by mamaskeeper on September 26, 2015


After putting my health on the back burner for a while, (who am I kidding, a long while) I decided to get my annual checkups.

I took one of the regular exams over a month ago, then they wanted me to come back to have another exam.

The place where I took the exams sent the results to me, but not to my primary care facility.

Two weeks after the exams, I thought that the primary care facility would of had the results, but they did not.

I thought a couple of weeks was enough time for the primary to review the results, so I scheduled the appointment.

Its a good thing I had the results on me.

I started to get my records in order earlier in the year during a lull b/w Nana’s appointments.

The lesson here. Keep your own health records just as good if not better than your caree’s.



Love you Body by Louise Hay #WorldBookDay recommendation

by mamaskeeper on September 6, 2015

What I’m reading and continue to go back to reading is Love Your Body by Louise Hay.

This book reminds me to be thankful for my health each and every day. Lately, I admit have been over- extending myself with going above and beyond with caregiving.
Finally, I decided to focus on my own health.

One quote from the book that’s keeping me grounded is:

“I always nourish and take care of myself before I take care of others.” – Louise Hay

What book are you reading for “#WorldBookDay” and what insights have you taken from it?


Listed on Thrive’s Top 20 Blogs for Caregivers

November 7, 2014

Tweet Post by Nicholas Jakubowski. What an honor it is to be listed in such good company on the Thrive’s Top 20 Blogs for Caregivers.

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Should you disclose your caregiving in a job interview?

June 7, 2014

Tweet How come nothing has barely been said about caregiving and job hunting? I saw this post from Fast Company, Should you disclose your pregnancy in a job interview. A friend of mine stated that one should not disclose that they are caregiving “It’s like saying that your pregnant.” Huh? According to the Family Caregiver […]

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Nana takes a victory lap

April 27, 2014

Tweet   Nana had to call the post office, not once, not twice but 3 times before they delivered her package to her. She said she didn’t want to bother me about it, because she knows how I don’t care for that particular post office, due to the customer service I received in the past. […]

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“No free coffee for you!” Says Dunkin Donuts to Fairfield County, CT after #UConn #BleedBlue win.

April 9, 2014

Tweet @MyMamasKeeper We’re sorry for the inconvenience but Fairfield County is outside our market. Please follow @DunkinNYTri for local offers! — Dunkin’ Donuts in CT (@DDinCT) April 9, 2014   In case you’ve been under a rock, UConn won the NCAA mens championship basketball title. The women also won the championship last night. After the […]

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Always have a backup plan when dealing with Paratransit

March 15, 2014

Tweet   Before Thanksgiving, I’d scheduled a pickup time for Nana so that she could spend time with the family. We were outside waiting for the van before our assigned time, but no one came. Turns out, the driver was on the wrong street. I called the office and they told me that there was […]

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It’s called handicapped area seating for a reason

March 8, 2014

Tweet     Recently, I was commuting to work on the train. There was no one sitting in the handicapped area section so I sat down with my two heavy bags. As soon as a man with a rollator  came on the train, I gave up my seat so that he could sit. I was […]

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January 12, 2014

Tweet Tell us about your biggest belly laugh in 2013! This was the time my nana and I went to an administrative office to file an application. There was a man waiting there with a cane and he would sing a bit, then say “Oy Vey!” It was hard not to laugh. Every so often […]

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January 8, 2014

Tweet What imperfection did you come to accept in your life in 2013? How will you embrace it more in 2014? My genetics. I found out that I’m at risk for a family condition that has lasted for generations. I knew it was inevitable, but I didn’t think it would be this soon. I will […]

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