* I've changed the blog address from www.sarahsworld.me back to the original (badly chosen, but I'm stuck with it) address of www.kiwikchat.blogspot.com .

This means that some links to older posts and old links from other sites don't work. :(

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Why you need a Sik bag.

I have found one thing that has helped me to be better at being sick.  I call it my Sik bag.

It's a small toiletry bag that I got free with a pair of shoes, it is black and white with a fake animal fur print.  It's pretty ugly actually but it was free so I'm not complaining.

The point is that I take it everywhere, whenever I move from the bed to the couch or slip it into my handbag to go out to the docs.  It has everything I will need during the day as well as everything I might need.  When I'm at home it stops me from getting up every 10mins to find things and when I'm out it helps me cope with the strain of being ill and dealing with things out of my control.

So what's in the bag:

  • Daily Meds:  A strip of every med I take on a daily basis. At the moment including supplements there are 7 different pills.
  • Occasional Meds: Medications I only need occasionally but which are painful to be without,  like my asthma inhaler, mylanta, urals and zyrtec.
  • Salt: A small container of salt to add to my diet (helps with orthostatic intolerance).
  • Aromatherapy oil, a eucalyptus/mint/thyme blend which smells a bit like vicks. I put a dab of this  under my nose when a smell is overpowering.
  • Tiger balm: for headaches, body aches etc.
  • Medicated creams: ovestin and canestan.
  • B12 injection kit
  • A thermometer.
  • A comb, two bobby pins and a hair tie.
  • Mascara and lip balm.
  • A couple of tampons.
  • An ipod and earphones.
  • Eyemask and earplugs.

So now when ever I go anywhere, whether it be from my room to the living room or to beach.  I have all my immediate needs with me.  I just wish I could fit a wheelchair and a banana lounge chair in there and I would be all set.

I love my Sik bag.

Do you have one?  

What do you keep in yours?


  1. Sorry I am so far behind! Just can't seem to keep up during the summer.

    This sounds like a wonderful idea! But do you really only take 7 pills? That's amazing. I would need a giant Sik bag just for meds!!

    And good for you to wear mascara. I haven't worn any in many years - it just seems like too much effort to wear make-up, but I think it's wonderful that you haven't given that up. You have inspired me to try it!

    When I am going through a bad crash, the coffee table next to our couch ends up being piled high with everything I might need, so it is all within reach. It gets pretty messy!

    Hope you are doing well.


  2. Thanks for the comment Sue, If you hadn't admitted it I would have thought it was me who was behind (I'm sure I am somewhere on the internet)!

    Yes only 7 pills, not sure if that is good or bad, but I am slowly trying new things out and only keen to try one thing at a time. So it's slow going..but then again I think we are all used to going slowly by now!

    Go you and the mascara, I don't put it on a lot, but it's nice to feel 'girly' once in a while. (even if no one else notices!)

    'The crash mess' can get pretty nasty especially depending on the length of the crash ... :/

    I am pretty good at the moment. I think I may have finally found my 'base level' of energy and the ups and downs are evening out a bit.

    Take Care