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Set Up An Easy Means Of Communicating With The People Who Want To Know How You're Doing

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If there is a group of people you would like to keep to date about your progress, consider setting up a phone tree, or ask someone to send group e-mails, or set up a blog.

E mail: Every e mail system allows for group e mails. Once the list is put together, you can copy it each time an e-mail is to be sent to the group. You can create the e mail on your phone or with another mobile electronic device. Alternatively, you can ask a family member or friend to write it for you.  NOTE: Once in writing on the internet, information can be forwarded to people you may not want to have it. Be careful what you say, and the identity of people to whom you send e mails. Consider typing "Personal and Confidential" in the subject line. 

Blog: If the hospital has high-speed internet access you can set up your own blog. With a blog, people can log in and find out your condition as you post it. Two free blog sites are: offsite link and offsite link.  

Phone Tree: With a phone tree, a group of people have a pre-assigned person or people to call once they receive a call.

  • No one person will have the major burden of making calls, everyone can stay current on your status, and you can get your necessary rest.
  • A phone tree will create a support group for your friends and distant relatives.   Your hospitalization will not be easy for them either.
  • A phone tree will help to mobilize your loved ones, should you need them.

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