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« on: August 01, 2006 06:27:06 PM »

Swap name: I have a disease swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: retroeva
Sign-up date range: 1-10 August
Date to send item by: 1 September 20 September

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): The more the merrier

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed at least one swap successfully before signing up for more: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:
So we are a sickley crew, and when ilnesses and diseases flare up, it is not fun. Heck, the day to day of it isnt fun. So lets bond together to make the best of the situation. Im not going to make a mininum or max requirement for items to swap, because it will vary from disease to disease. Some ideas for "survival kits" may include:
a diary or log book for symptoms
a nice holder for any medical equiptment or medicine
movies/books/mix CDs incase you are down for the count with flare ups
recipies
and anything else you can think up



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
What illness(es) do you have?
What are the symptoms?
What are some ideas for a "survival kit" that you can suggest?
Would you prefer someone with the same/similar disease, or would you mind learning about someone elses ailments?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


Partner list:
craftydame>retroeva
retroeva>kategirl
kategirl>Rain
Rain.sugarkane
sugarkane>flying babyb
flying babyb>beaddizzygirl
beaddizzygirl>craftypixie
craftypixie>kasiakasia
kasiakasia>irid3c3nt
irid3c3nt>meuget
meuget>digital kitten
digital kitten>redheadskydive
redheadskydive>cassia
cassia>pinkstars69
pinkstars69>craftydame
« Last Edit: August 10, 2006 08:59:18 AM by retroeva » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006 07:50:05 PM »

i wanna but do i have the time? sighs..
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006 08:09:21 PM »

Wow, this sounds like an interesting swap.. I'll have to try to come up with some good ideas.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006 08:31:58 PM »

Im just worried no one will know what alocipia is
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2006 08:33:36 PM »

I joined! 

Don't overlook the common cold/flu/allergies--stuff most of us get from time to time :-/  Anyone could use a nice "get better" comfort kit for colds, etc.  I know if I was under the weather, it'd be nice to have some homemade and hand-picked stuff from a fellow caring Craftster!

Ideas:
soup/broth packets--it'd have to be the dehydrated kind (chicken noodle or vegetarian alternative)
teas/herbal teas and accessories (cozies?)
pill boxes - created/decorated
kleenex packs and cozies
knit/crochet prayer shawl, lap robe, or the like
stuffies to cuddle--or pummel, depending on your mood Wink
stuff to read/craft while stuck in bed, stickers, cross stitch, etc

--plus I know there's plenty that could be made that is specific to a certain disease, so ask your partner about what they might want, about their symptoms, etc.

--and don't forget to get measurements for any medical equipment cozies.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2006 08:36:38 PM »

Isnt that where you loose your hair?
Oh my gosh, if you join this swap, I would be your partner and crochet you a hat with this cashmere yarn I happened upon. It is SOOOO soft but my hair is so thick and wirey, it would be lost on my head *sigh*
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2006 08:39:58 PM »

Youve convinced me, yep thats the one, Im complety bald on the sides of my head right now. It would be so nice to have something cool to wear to work lol
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006 10:11:50 PM »

i'm quite fascinated by this idea. i don't really have the time though as i leave the country in two weeks. i'm looking forward to the gallery though.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006 11:52:57 PM »

Don't overlook the common cold/flu/allergies--stuff most of us get from time to time :-/ 

I'm not trying to be rude or start an argument or anything, but having a chronic or long-term disease is considerably different than having a cold/flu/allergies.  I think that if colds and such are included (and I have no problem with this), the name of the swap should be changed.  It's difficult to explain to people who don't have chronic conditions/symptoms what it's like to feel out of sorts all the time, and I would expect that in this swap my partner would understand what it's like.  If it were just a general "Feel Better Kit" swap, it would be different.

That said, I'm not sure if I'll join, but I was just thinking about what a hoot it would be if someone crocheted me a little thyroid gland to replace mine   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2006 01:07:00 AM »

Don't overlook the common cold/flu/allergies--stuff most of us get from time to time :-/

I'm not trying to be rude or start an argument or anything, but having a chronic or long-term disease is considerably different than having a cold/flu/allergies.  I think that if colds and such are included (and I have no problem with this), the name of the swap should be changed.  It's difficult to explain to people who don't have chronic conditions/symptoms what it's like to feel out of sorts all the time, and I would expect that in this swap my partner would understand what it's like.  If it were just a general "Feel Better Kit" swap, it would be different.

I do understand the difference.  I guess I was just thinking of ways to have more stuff to send.  I myself just got over a cold, and that's what got me thinking.  I understand what it is like to have chronic conditions; I was just thinking that having a cold, etc. on top of existing conditions would make it all worse.  Several of the items I suggested would be good for many conditions (pill boxes) and other items (like teas) help you feel better overall--sort of a holistic treatment, plus the added bonus of it being a gift from someone who sort of knows what you're going through.
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