Loving My Pain Free Life
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Loving My Pain Free Life

My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.


Loving My Pain Free Life

Are You Getting Established In A New Community?

Claire Roberts

Did you or your spouse recently get a promotion that included the transfer to a new town or city? Or, it might be that you are starting a new company in a new city. No matter the scenario, if you have recently moved to a new area of the country, you are more than likely trying to get your family established in your new community, right? 

It's probable that you are all experiencing different emotions. On one hand, you might be sad to have left close friends and family behind. On the other hand, you are all probably excited about new experiences that are ahead of you. From getting your kids enrolled in summer programs to knowing where urgent care facility services are, here are some ideas that might help you.

Find Getting-Acquainted Summer Programs - Don't you feel like summertime is the perfect season for you to move into your new community? There will more than likely be things like swim teams, summer Bible school, and reading programs at your local library. Those activities will be a great place for your kids to meet friends that will be in their school when school starts at the end of the summer.

Look for activities that will be a good place for you to meet other grownups. For example, is there a group that walks together? Is there a book club or a craft group that you could join? Like there are summer reading programs for the kids at your library, you might find other opportunities there for you to enjoy where you can meet people that share your interests. For example, maybe there's a group that meets to do genealogy work at the library. Would that interest you?

Establish Your Family At An Urgent Care Facility - Before you even need urgent care services, find out where there is an emergency care facility close to your home. Wouldn't it be great if you knew you'd never need to go into that facility? However, if you are like many other families, along the way there will be the need of getting yourself or one of your family members medical attention right away.

Think of going into the facility to already have your family members on the records of the emergency health service facility. You'll more than likely need to provide things like your insurance information, contact numbers, persons to notify in case of an emergency, and whatever allergies you or your family members have. 

Consider taking your kids into the urgent care facility even before there is an emergency. That way, they'll already be familiar with the place, and they might even get to meet the medical staff. 

Keep the phone number somewhere you can always readily get to it. And, put the address on your GPS. Even if you've already been to the facility, during an emergency your head might not be clear enough to remember exactly how to get to the facility. Besides having the urgent care facility information at home, say on your refrigerator, keep it in your wallet and in the glove compartment of your car as well. If you have teenagers who drive, be sure they have the information in the car they drive, too.