Colitis by Numbers: Days Since Module Tracks Flares, Tapers, and more

by on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 21:46
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Screen shot 2009-09-08 at 10.32.07 PMPeople always used to give me strange looks when I would tell them that it has been 485 days since my first surgery. I’m no “rainman” or anything, I just use a bunch of different forms of technology to keep track of my health. I’d like to start sharing them with you. Starting with the first one, well, aside from graph paper the first one: “days since”. It’s a “module” for Google’s personalized homepage, igoogle. You can add the module by clicking ‘add stuff’ from igoogle’s page or by visiting the author’s site here.

Screen shot 2009-09-08 at 10.31.54 PMAs you can see by the screenshot, it’s really simple. Sometimes simple is better. Most of the time simple is better. I like watching the numbers go up, and this helps me feel better too. Other possible uses for this could be: tapering on Prednisone, keeping track of how long it has been since your last flare, or just remembering when you last mowed the lawn!

I have a bunch of these technology tips, so check back for more of what I call “colitis by numbers.”

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One Response to “Colitis by Numbers: Days Since Module Tracks Flares, Tapers, and more”

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    Jpouch Life: Stories of Colitis, Crohn's, IBD, Ostomy, Ileostomy & J-Pouch Surgery from around the world says:

    March 27th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    […] long enough, you’ve seen my hernia (which is still there), you know that I keep track of numbers, that I’m healthy again and like to ride bikes, and that I’m the guy behind the […]

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