Wednesday, May 13, 2015

APP-er-tunities for Health Maintenance-- Part 1

I was so proud of myself for coming up with that title! Whew! Awesome, right? App-er-tunities.  HA!

Anyhoo, do you have a smart phone? If you do, are there, like, a bazillion different apps on it?  I'm one of the few people who doesn't have a whole bunch of apps. I feel like my phone's storage fills up really quickly because I take a lot of cat photos.  Also, when I first got my iPhone I decided that I didn't want to turn into a zombie who stares at my phone all day with my mouth open, tapping the screen with my finger.  So, as hard as it has been, I've resisted downloading games and tons of other entertainment apps.  And in an effort to cut down on my social media consumption, I don't even have the apps for Facebook or Instagram or Twitter on my phone.  That was a hard goal to stick to. On my phone, I have BORING apps like....the apps my iPhone came with.  BOR-ING.  And apps for USAA bank, Google Docs, and an app telling me when the bus is going to come.  I lame right? But four out of the 23 apps that I have downloaded on my own are related to health.  

So here are my thoughts on a few of them: 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Kidney Update

It's time for a Spring Kidney Update! The last one I did was in February.  On April 30, I met with my regular nephrologists again to talk to my current transplant state.  Here's what happened.