November 21, 2018 |  written by IVX Health

Black Friday Shopping Strategies with Chronic Illness

Black Friday is practically a holiday in and of itself anymore. If you're wanting to join the crowds in getting some early holiday shopping done, use our strategies below to avoid overdoing it. No need to shop 'til you drop! Use our Black Friday shopping strategies to get what you need without causing a flareup!

#1: Make a Black Friday List

Whether or not you check it twice, go with a list. Check out Black Friday sales ahead of time so you know what you need to get. This way you can spend energy getting what you need instead of rushing aimlessly from deal to deal.

#2: Stick to a Schedule

It can be tempting to start early, go all day, and finish late, but be honest with yourself about what your body can handle.  If stores are doing sales between certain hours, prioritize the ones with items on your list. Planning to be out all day? Make sure to schedule breaks for rest, fuel and anything else you might need (bathrooms, medications, etc.).

#3: Be Prepared

Keep your flareup triggers in mind while you’re out shopping. Take any medications you might need with you. Stay hydrated. If you’re sensitive to cold, make sure you’ve got proper attire. Wear comfortable shoes made for walking, and don’t be afraid to use a scooter if you need one. In short, take care of yourself!

#4: Wait for Cyber Monday

If the thought of fighting Black Friday crowds stresses you out, just wait until Monday! Many online stores have great Cyber Monday sales the week after Thanksgiving. On top of that, plenty of stores offer Black Friday deals online as well as in store. Do your research, and feel free stay home, enjoy leftovers, and shop the web instead!

Make Your Health a Priority with IVX Health

If IV infusions are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider scheduling your next appointment at IVX Health.  IVX Health makes it possible for you to get your treatment on your own schedule with the comforts of home at any of our offices.  So, you can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room.  You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date!  It’s the right care at the right place to get your health on track.

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Treatment at IVX Health

If biologics like Remicade, Actemra or Orencia  are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.

With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.

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