I will give you the short version of my story and the valuable lesson I learned. My condition, Ulcerative Colitis, became active in early 2009. I realized that I wasn't giving my doctor accurate information about my symptoms and I developed an iPhone app. to solve this problem. Today, "participatory health" has become my full time venture and we (WellApps) are expanding to other chronic illnesses.
The Lesson: Participate in your health! Accurately tracking and communicating my symptoms to my doc helped us make better decisions and get me into remission quickly. I am also better prepared for my next flare-up (hopefully in a long, long time) since I now understand the correlations between my diet, medication dosages and symptoms.
There are many tools available nowadays to help patients participate in their own health. It is more important than ever to understand your body so you can Know Yourself Well!
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