Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Daily Health Journal! Take back your health in 2012!

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Six months ago, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Raynaud’s Disease, Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease, arthritis, AND we found a tumor on my thyroid. This was all compounded by the fact that I already had an autoimmune disease, and had been on hormone therapy for the last 7 years. (Mostly I just feel validated that there WAS something wrong all these years, thank you for asking.)

And as I began treatment for each of my delightful diseases, I was told to start journaling the minute details of my life, because ANYTHING could cause a relapse, and we need to know what my  triggers are.

I also have to track how my medications are working, whether or not symptoms are improving, and it’s helpful to know where I’ve administered my injections, so that I don’t blow out an injection site. (Are you bored of my health history yet?)

In addition, I needed a place to keep track of what I eat, because I get to try out a new diet this year, and since I always have some kind of low-grade fever, we have to track what MY normal is.

BASICALLY, I needed a personalized health journal that would hold all of my information in one space, and since I couldn’t FIND one, I made one. My life is SO exciting.

And as I’ve talked to other people who are dealing with health issues, I’ve found that I’m not alone in my need for a One-Stop-Shop kind of daily health journal. So I’m sharing mine, and I hope that it helps you, as much as it helps me.

And also, also: try not to grow tumors, okay?

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click to download

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TIPS:

  • It’s BEST if you print this double sided, so that you can just three hole punch it, and have a 2 page spread open in your binder…. You’ll need a binder.
  • IN YOUR BINDER: Also get baseball card sleeves (aka Pokemon card holders) to put in your binder to hold the business cards of your doctors.

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To Print:

  • Download the  file using the pink “Click Here To Download” button or by clicking here
  • Your computer will automatically download a PDF file
  • The file is now on your computer ready to print! __________________________________________________________

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18 comments:

  1. Very smart! Indeed health trackers are beneficial for so many for so many reasons! Thanks for sharing your!

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  2. My goodness. It sounds like you have a good attitude but what a burden. Thank you for the journal as my doc has been bugging me for years to do this. Hugs.

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  3. SyracusesurveysweetieJanuary 6, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    wishing you the best

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  4. Oh yes, it's all about the attitude. And REALLY really good pain pills. ;) Now start tracking!

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  5. So glad that you have validation finally! Nothing worse than complaining and not being told what it wrong, or even being acknowledged that something is wrong. So happy to see your journal pages! I too am in need of a validation! I just found your site on Pinterest! I am sure you will get many new subscribers soon! Your website is great! Are you going to have Easter printables?
    Thank you for all of your talent!

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  6. We WILL have Easter printables! Thanks!

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  7. This is amazing and something i've been looking for and couldn't find till now. Thank you sooo much for creating this and sharing it. It's proving to be a lot of help for me and my doctors. I'm very glad they finally validated your health problems and wish you the best of luck in dealing with them all.

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