NHBPM – What Is In My Purse

Welcome. This post is part of the WEGO Health National Health Blog Post Month (NHBPM) challenge for November, 2012.

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No, that is not my purse. I can’t imagine using that unless… no, can’t imagine using that. Actually, I rarely use a purse. If it’s important to me, it’s in my pockets. What is in my pockets is:

  • money
  • ID
  • keys
  • cell phone
  • sometimes my Walkman

That’s it. When I do use a purse, I’m usually going somewhere specific like a doctor’s appointment. I pack a little survivor bag which usually includes::

  • papers to appointments
  • a couple of bottles of water
  • a snack like a muffin
  • cooling packs for when I start getting hot

Really, I carry a purse for the cooling packs.The important things I still keep in my pockets. If I start getting dizzy, anxiety sometimes kicks in and I start feeling hot. At worst, I may feel light-headed.

And as a bonus while living with dizziness, I also got to live with peri-menopause. Nothing like getting hot from dizziness and a hot flash at the same time.

Cold packs. Sometimes a girls best friend.



  1. I hate to carry a purse too! In my jean pockets are keys, mints, ID and credit card. If I need to carry meds or shots I will carry one, but like you I rarely do. Oh, and always a cold water or Diet Pepsi in the purse!


  2. I use a small back pack as my purse. (Purses hurt my neck as I wear the strap across.) I have a “check” list before I go out. If I’m going to be gone for a while, have “stuff” to bring along (besides my checklist), I take my cart (sorta a back pack on wheels).
    I have several parts of pants that don’t have pockets, and I’ve never really been a “pocket” person — I tend to lose things out of them.
    The picture makes the purse look like an article of clothing like a skirt.

  3. Before I leave, I always go through my check list too. My hands checking what’s in my pockets. If I go to the grocery store, start feeling dizzy and realize I forget my walkman, I’m cursing myself. Listening to music helps calm me and gives me something to focus on. And the store is only a 5 minute walk from home. Sometimes places so close can be so far away.

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