Sarah BSN, RN, FCN @communityrn

#CommunityHealth #FaithCommunityNurse #HealthCareAdvocate #VeteransHealth Greenville, TX Any info≠diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice.

Sarah BSN, RN, FCN photos and videos

22 hours ago

Appreciating @branchbasics for making a #fragrancefree bathroom cleaner that is safer to use and actually works. I was able to clean my bathroom today without an #asthmaattack for the first time in a long time. To try you can receive $10 off by clicking the link in my bio and following the discount codes link and click on the Branch Basics tab and use coupon code: Giveitatry I was impressed with the bathroom cleaner. Will keep you posted on the rest of the products. #mcs #tilt #multiplechemicalsensitivity #toxicantinducedlossoftolerance #safercleaning #unscentedcleaning #unscentedcleaner

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4 weeks ago

Regular chiropractic care has helped me avoid pain meds and muscle relaxers for the last 12 years. Chiropractic also allowed me to avoid a shoulder surgery years ago. My thanks to Carrier Family Chiropractic in Greenville , TX for their wonderful care this last year. #painrelief #fibromyalgia #naturalpainrelief #chiropractor #chiropracticcare #migraine #backpain #backpainrelief

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4 weeks ago

Extremely grateful our daughter was able to enjoy her special day. Thankful for all who helped make it possible and came to wish them well. Despite a major storm that left many in our area without power for several days, the church and our home had power for the day of rehearsal and wedding.

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last month

My MD suggested this product after I had been using regular SaltStick caps for several years. @therealsaltstick has a Vitassium Club that gives 20% off purchases for people that use SaltStick products as medical food. You must apply on their website vitassium.com/supporting-you to receive the discount. I started using the regular SaltStick caps years ago to replace the regular salt tablets that were irritating my stomach. Vitassium is like the regular SaltStick tabs but without the extra ingredients. 2 capsules of Vitassium contain 550 mg sodium 100 mg potassium. One Regular SaltStick cap contains 215 mg sodium, 63 mg potassium, 22mg calcium, 11mg magnesium, and 100 IU Vitamin D. Vitassium comes in a 100 count bottle and in 8 count packets to carry around easier. #addisonsdisease #addisonswarrior #dysautonomia #pots #posturalorthostatictachycardia #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #orthostatichypotension #orthostaticintolerance #potsieproblems #potsie #potssyndrome #syncope #vasovagalsyncope

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last month

So for days I need extra sodium and less potassium, without the B vitamins this is what I use. It has a much more pleasant taste than my other ORS (oral rehydration solution ). This only makes my water taste a little salty but without the potassium aftertaste or the smelly B vitamins that can make me a little queasy. I really prefer the taste of this one the most as compared to my other ORS products. It can be purchased as a one-time purchase or subscription and it comes in packets that are easy to keep in a purse, backpack, briefcase, tote etc. It is available from @drinklmnt #paleofriendly #ketofriendly #glutenfree #sugarfree #oralrehydration #oralrehydrationsolution #potsie #potsielife #potsieproblems #posturalorthostatictachycardia #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #potssyndrome #addisonswarrior #addisonsdisease #adrenalinsufficiency #hypotension #orthostaticintolerance #orthostatichypotension #dehydration #electrolytes #hypovolemia #havepotswilltravel

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This E-Lyte electrolyte replacement by @bodybio is another electrolyte replacement I use regularly in the Texas heat. It does not have any sugar or substitutes. It tastes a little salty in the water but the taste has grown on me more than when I started using it 10 years ago. #addisonswarrior #addisonsdisease #addisons #dysautonomia #posturalorthostatictachycardia #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #orthostatichypotension #orthostaticintolerance #havepotswilltravel #potsie #potsielife #potsieproblems #potsiestrong #hypotension #hypovolemia #dehydration #electrolytes #electrolytedrink #electrolytewater

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3 days ago

Trying to survive the Texas heat, avoid dehydration, and another trip to the ER. Last ER visit for IV fluids was 5/15. Since that visit I have upped my fluid and electrolyte game and started a subscription with @bananabagsolution to try using one of these oral rehydration packets weekly along with my other oral rehydration products and electrolytes. I can definitely tell a difference in muscle recovery within 30 minutes of taking. It’s not the best tasting I’ve tried, but also not the worst. It doesn’t have a bunch of additives, flavorings, or sugar substitutes. I think this could help me if I can get this down before I am symptomatic. I’m pretty sure I cannot handle the taste when nausea is an issue during a migraine or crisis. #addisonswarrior #addisonsdisease #dysautonomia #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #orthostatichypotension #orthostaticintolerance #havepotswilltravel #potsiesproblems #potsie #potsiestrong #hypotension #hypovolemia #dehydration

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last month

Survived the heat at @magnolia thanks to my #texascoolvest cooling vest. Magnolia also has misters, water dispensers, other cold beverages for purchase, A/C in the buildings, and a medical tent for first aid should someone not feel well while visiting. #heatintolerance #potssyndrome #dysautonomia #adrenalinsufficiency #orthostaticintolerance #posturalorthostatictachycardia

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last month

Surely I am not the only person who has to check ingredients on every hand sanitizer, hand soap, wipe, mouthwash, etc. This hand-soap was found in the public bathroom at Dallas VA. At least it had the label I could read. My last #anaphylaxis episode where I had to use #epipen was after an encounter with #chlorhexidine #chg in improperly labeled hand sanitizer. #chgallergy #chlorhexidineallergy Pretty sure we are going to see a rise in the number of patients and health care workers with this allergy as this ingredient becomes more common in products. If you use #chg in a product in your facilities or products please clearly mark it. Thank you #Steris for clearly marking this product and having it available in a dispenser where ingredients can be clearly seen. If you supply products with chg please make sure housekeeping personnel know to not refill soap containers in public restrooms with soap meant for surgical prep areas or for ER, ICU etc. This soap is clearly marked for healthcare workers and really shouldn’t be in a public bathroom.

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last month

My @pridemobilityproducts #gogoelite traveller scooter has given me the ability to take part in many things that I would otherwise be unable to do. “Scooter” has served me well for 14 years. 3 battery replacements but it has been a workhorse. It has been to Disney World, 6 Flags over TX, Hershey Park, Washington DC, The White House, The Henry Ford Museum, Longwood Gardens, Youth Camps, Dallas Arboretum, Smithsonian Museums, Washington Monument, flying with multiple airlines and so much more. It is getting closer to the time I’ll have to replace “Scooter”. Thanks to @monsterscooterparts for helping me keep it running.

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last month

Have #travelchair will travel. This folding stool is my friend. When #adrenalinsufficiency #addisonsdisease #weakness #fatigue #potssyndrome #posturalorthostatictachycardia #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome makes it difficult to stand for any reason or I need to elevate my feet due to #dysautonomia #hypotension #orthostatichypotension #orthostaticintolerance #neurallymediatedhypotension , this little stool has kept me from #syncopalepisode #neurocardiogenicsyncope Thanks @travelchair for making this. I just need it to be a little more stable for when I have #vertigo

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May 2019

Shout out to LAX @southwestair employee Alicia who was helping at the luggage self-tagging kiosk and recognized I was struggling physically and needed help. She tagged and checked my luggage, obtained a wheelchair, helped me through security, helped find a restroom, and escorted me to my gate. She was extremely helpful and probably prevented me from having a larger medical crisis. Also may I suggest that anyone with chronic illness consider applying for @tsa precheck . Especially those with difficulty standing for long periods or those with #potssyndrome #pots #orthostatichypotention #vasovagalsyncope #orthostaticintolerance #neurocardiogenicsyncope #posturalorthostatictachycardia #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #addisonsdisease #addisonswarrior #adrenalinsufficiency #adrenalcrisis #havepotswilltravel

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2 days ago

Even the best plans can sometimes get side-tracked when traveling with adrenal insufficiency. The extra stress of packing, airport security, and travel in general, compounded by not enough fluids, not enough sleep, and changes in medication schedules can increase the likelihood of an adrenal crisis. Sometimes plans must be changed or adjusted to allow for appropriate treatment, rest, and recuperation. Travel companions should know the symptoms of adrenal crisis and be capable of injecting Solucortef. It is a good idea to carry extra medication and emergency injections, fluids to hydrate and plan for opportunities to rest, hydrate, and use phone reminders to stay on schedule with medication. #submitmykit #adrenalcrisis #adrenalinsufficiency #adrenalinsufficiencyawareness Card/sticker available from @aiunited #aiunited Case: @pelican #pelicanMicro1010 #pelicancase from @amazon

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May 2019

@bedbathandbeyond please bring back #Exederm hair/body products for people with #eczema #fragrancesensitivity #atopicdermatitis This was my main reason for shopping with your store online. I also referred people to you for this specific product. I understand if you don’t have shelf/store space, but please continue to sell it online. It would be much appreciated. #fragrancefree #fragrancefreeproducts #fragrancefreesoap #sodiumlaurylsulfatefree #slsfree #slsfreesoap #slsfreeskincare

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May 2019

@dexcom There is a subset of patients who are not insulin dependent or diabetic and yet your products are helping them function and stay alive. Something as simple as a #migraine can make #adrenalinsufficiency worse and can lead to #adrenalcrisis for those with #addisonsdisease if they aren’t #stressdosingsteroids properly. Low cortisol can also lead to low blood glucose #hypoglycemia yet most insurances will not cover #cgm #continuousglucosemonitors for hypoglycemia related to adrenal insufficiency. Many have #hypoglycemicunawareness and yet insurance will not cover. Blood glucose often gets lower than the photo posted, but when bg <55 the brain function, fine motor skills, & dexterity to take a photo are gone. Please help those with AI get insurance coverage to help monitor for and hopefully prevent #adrenalcrisis #adrenalinsufficiencyawareness #dexcom #dexcomg5 #dexcomg6 #thinkoutsidethebox If you can monitor glucose why not a CCM Continuous Cortisol Monitor?

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April 2019

I suffer from #dryeyes #blepharitis #chronicdryeye and have found these products helpful. They also have a Dry Eye Podcast/youtube channel, eBook, and facebook community for those seeking info on how to help dry eyes. To try a free bottle go to https://eyelovethesun.com/pages/freeheyedrate @dryeyeshow #eyelovethesun

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March 2019

On #worldsleepday I enjoyed sleeping on my P5 360 @sleepnumber bed. I’ve loved it since 2/2013. Best Valentine’s Day gift ever! In 2033 I plan to ask for whatever is comparable to the i10 King Flexfit split adjustable. #smartersleep 😊😴🥰

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March 2019

Enjoying my new @zennioptical computer glasses with Blokz blue-light blocking lenses. #bluelightglasses

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March 2019

Personalized my water bottle and treat jar with help from @sassymonogramsandmore from @etsy #sassymonograms #nurseminnie

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March 2019

Remember to clean multi-use stethoscopes between patients. https://bit.ly/2Ew2J0e #DesignsbyDMK

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