Meet John - A Klikkit user
What is it like living with a chronic disease in retirement? John, 69, newly retired, doesn’t represent all, but you maybe able to relate to some aspects of John’s life.
John, like many others, has hypercholesterolemia, which requires daily medication; Statins, which for many patients reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by up to 40%... if you remember to take them properly that is.
Regardless of age and being retired or not, taking the medication as you’re supposed to, can be a challenge. For John, his every day in retirement is as packed with activities as while he was employed, which turn the medication habit into somewhat of a challenge.
Every morning around 8 AM, John is supposed to take his medication - neatly fitting in with his morning routine. The challenge arises when he’s extra busy some days - e.g. going to the senior fishing club, meeting his son, getting the car to the shop, etc - where he every now and then forget the medication.
“The question that comes to mind more often than I care to admit: Did I take my medication this morning?”
This is something that most chronics can relate to. Likewise, John forgets that he remembered the medication. Over-medicating is in many cases as dangerous as under-medicating - which is the usual thought following the questioning of the morning medication routine.
“And the fact that I don’t know whether I took my medication or not, makes me think: Should I take one now - hours later? And what happens if I did remember it this morning? Is over-medication bad?” John continues.
This is where John really benefits from the Klikkit Button and Klikkit App. John can see the actual medication taken in the app - which relieves him of all the questions in his mind and all the worrying about medication.
We are honored to have patients like John using our system - And it genuinely makes us happy that our system helps him through such a small change - but with a huge positive impact on his life.
Thank you, John, for sharing this with us