DotFriday is on the App Store!

I continue to work to empower patients to take control of their own health. Keeping track of your symptoms can help you and your health care team make better decisions about your care. After lots of feedback and work with … Continued

Simplify Your Refill Schedule

As the new year begins, I have heard many friends talk about their desire to simplify their lives. Whether they seek less screen time, more time with family or in nature, “simplify” has become a mantra. For me, caring for … Continued

What symptoms do you track?

I often get asked how I developed the standard symptom list on DotFriday. The answer is simple and complicated: research. The list of pre-populated symptoms came from other lists of the most common symptoms for people with chronic disease, as … Continued

The Patient Chart

After  years of interaction with the health care  system, a doctor recently told me that he would put our DotFriday symptom report in the patient chart. I had provided our doctors with a number of symptom reports over the years, … Continued

Stressful Transitions III

Going home from the hospital! After any length of hospital stay home seems like the promised land. But in my experience, returning home after a serious illness can be unexpectedly stressful. After being cared for, all of a sudden you … Continued

Stressful Transitions II

Being admitted to hospital Rushing to the E.R. is stressful, but being admitted to hospital has its own stresses, whether or not you know about your hospital stay in advance. If your admission is planned, such as for surgery or … Continued

Stressful Transitions I

Or what to bring to the E.R. My family recently had the unfortunate experience of three Emergency Room visits in one week. This adventure has made me reflect on what we should have prepared in advance of an E.R. trip. … Continued

Did I just take that?

Ok, here’s the situation. DotFriday reminded you to take 3 medications at 7:00. You just swallowed two, but you can’t remember if you have already taken the last one or not. Believe it or not, even when we are standing … Continued