Hi my name is Brea and I am the creator of the Healthy Life Planner.
When I was nine years old, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and a couple years ago I faced one of the worst flare ups that I have ever faced in my life. I was severely sick for four months straight. I went from 115 pounds to 92 pounds in the span of a couple months. I would look in the mirror and cry because all I saw was skin and bones. I was only able to eat very limited ingredients during that time and was no longer able to eat out. I was so sick and weak that I was no longer able to drive myself or go on my own grocery runs. I would only leave my house to go to work or the hospital. My social life became non-existent and the majority of my time was spent in bed or in the bathroom. It was the most depressing, painful, and challenging time of my life.
During that time, it was hard for me to keep track of all my symptoms and notes from my numerous doctor appointments. Each time I visited my gastroenterologist he asked me about the last time I had symptoms and pain. With my busy schedule, it was always difficult for me to keep track and remember how I was feeling every day, which meant I didn’t always have an accurate answer for my doctor. I began to think to myself, if only there was something out there that allowed me to keep track of my daily symptoms, diet, medical information, and plans organized into one place, but was also aesthetically pleasing.
I decided to take it into my own hands and create my dream planner for all of my medical needs. I would like to introduce you to the Healthy Life Planner!