Tuesday, January 25, 2011

DATING Is "Very" Important

So this morning I have learned a very important lesson and that is

 WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN !!!


I usually always write my husband's appointment dates down, along with his CT scheduling, his CT report dates, dates when he started his cancer meds, dates from start to finish of any hospital stays, dates when he stops any meds, dates when he started any other new medications, and the list goes on.

But.....seems I'm beginning to get a bit complacent about keeping track and that's not good...... no, not good at all. 

If you are new to this cancer business, I trust you have gotten yourself a large journal or yearly planner.  Either the patient or the caregiver must keep track of all the related information and don't miss a thing because one day you never know, you just might need to refer back to it.  Even if you have not yet started to track these types of things, it's never too late!

How do I know, because it happened to me today!  Not good when you don't have exact dates for reference.

Chin up......Keep the faith!!!


1 comment:

Sandy said...

Oh, this is so very important! I still have my "cancer journal" from when my TJ was sick. I wrote everything down complete with times and I referred to it often.