I mentioned in a previous post that I was having trouble reintegrating with society.

Another aspect of that is that I have memory problems, or a sort. I lose time, more so than is usual, and I have difficulty remembering where I am in time.

The iPhone is an amazing piece of technology for anyone with brain damage difficulties.

The apps I use the most are the clock (alarms), It’s Done (check off list with alarms), calender (used extensively), Evernote (cloud based notes), and a VA written PTSD app.
There’s others I use as well, a password app that allows me to place all of my user names and passwords to all of the gazillion places I need such security, the iPod app when I need to calm down immediately, and a few more.

It has eased the distress in my life exponentially. It doesn’t matter if I lose track of time or what day it is, alarms with plenty of notice remind me to get the basics (taking medication, feeding Keegan, brush my teeth, etc) get done. I haven’t missed any appointments because I have two reminders for each one with space for details pertaining to the appointments. And all the things I need to do each day are spelled out with all the details I need in my Evernote notebooks.
For example, I can set an alarm to go to my VA appointment at Southgate. I write a note in the appointment to see my list of concerns in my Evernote notebook. In my Evernote notebook I list all the items I want to make sure get covered along with names and numbers of previous docs or lawyers or locations of paperwork, whatever.
I can even make a reminder that will go off during the appt to make sure that I’ve remembered to actually ask about my list of concerns.

Of course I use the phone as well. 🙂

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  1. Anonymous

     /  April 8, 2012

    What is the password app you use? I love my iphone too!

  2. It’s called “onesafe”.

  3. stillstrange

     /  April 8, 2012

    I am waiting and waiting for you to tell me you recieved something in the mail from me. I hope it’s a case where you received it and just need to give yourself a reminder. 🙂

  4. nope, nothing yet.. :-/

    Did you mail it USPS or UPS?

  5. stillstrange

     /  April 9, 2012

    It went directly from your list. I hope the address was correct. I’m sure you had already corrected it.

  6. I’ll keep an eye open for it and check with the office as well, just in case I didn’t get a notice.

  7. stillstrange

     /  April 9, 2012

    You should get it any time. It was supposed to get there today…between the 5th and the 9th. Hopefully, you are still in Austin.

  8. I’m still in Austin! I’ll be going by my post office box today as well, just in case it got sent there.
    I’ll definitely post when I get it!


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