I swore it would never happen to me, but occasionally I will find myself sitting at a clinic appointment wondering how long ago we finished an anabiotic, or “When did that cough start?”
Originally I kept all of Christa’s medical information organized in my laptop. This worked just fine but after a while I stopped going back to do the updates. Meds change, you go through surgeries, hospital stays and procedures, and pretty soon it all just seems like a blur.
For our home in general I love a countertop family binder. I keep our calendar, monthly menu, frequently referenced materials for my kids school and activities all filed away, plus a spot for discount cards & miscellaneous stuff that comes in the mail that I don’t want cluttering up my refrigerator.
While some of you may choose to do a medical binder altogether separate I think I am just going to add a spot in my home binder for medical. Look at these beautiful pages I found on Etsy!
There were a number of choices available on at sea, but this was my favorite for two reasons that jumped out at me.
1– I really liked that there was a symptom tracker page. Very helpful with CF symptoms that sometimes seem to come and go or when you’re trying to correlate them to something specific.
2– I thought it was a great feature that you could edit these pages on your computer. So for the information you want to be static you can go in and type it all in and then print to save to reference for years to come if need be.