For many of us, school is starting back up some time in the next two to four weeks. That means it’s time to employ some back-to-school strategies, especially if you’re also managing a chronic illness. Read on for our tips on managing the back-to-school madness.
#1: Start Early
There are a lot of things you can start ahead of time, like make-ahead or freezer-friendly school lunches or setting up a command station for kids to drop off school bags, charge laptops, and place important papers. Waiting until the last minute to do these tasks puts you at risk of being sidelined by a flare-up. And that means a stressful start to the school year for you and your kids (which can in turn lead to more flare-ups).
Make yourself a list of everything you’d like to have done before Day 1. Then try to do one thing every day.
#2: Use Online Resources for Back-to-School Shopping
If your school has online supply ordering, it can be a great resource. And even if yours doesn’t, you can shop online for a lot of things. Kids can help pick out supplies and clothes online. And as an added bonus, kids love getting mail! So skip the crowds, and do what you can online.
#3: Enlist Help
Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Get your kids to help with lunch prep, or get a friend to help you put together that new desk. You don’t have to do everything alone. Besides, getting your kids to help gives them a sense of responsibility and teaches them independence. And working with friends to accomplish a task makes it more fun and a less of a chore.
#4: Set Expectations
Finally, remember the transition back to school is a big one for kids too. Setting bedtime and homework time expectations a few weeks in advance can help make the transition easier.
Easy Infusion Scheduling at Infusion Express
Back to school means back to a packed calendar! So, if IV infusions are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider scheduling your next appointment at Infusion Express. Infusion Express makes it possible for you to get your treatment on your own schedule with the comforts of home at any of our offices. You can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the right care at the right place to get your health on track.
We’re invested in helping you live your best life, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.