Household Notebook: Health Section

We move.  Frequently.  Too frequently.  And, unfortunately, our family has a novel’s worth of medical history.  I learned a few years ago that it is easier to have everything typed out and ready to go when we visit a new physician.  Generally, when we sign in, I hand the receptionist a copy of the history to add to our file.  It’s just easier than hand-writing everything out.  I still check the boxes on the intake form and sign on the dotted lines, but instead of explaining each incident, I can refer to the copy I have given to the office.  It makes my life much easier.

Also, because I have our information in one spot, I don’t have to try and remember when it was that I had that surgery or illness.  It’s right there in my notebook.  I keep a copy of all our immunizations here as well.  It makes it a little easier in the ER to tell them that yes, the tetanus booster was given just two years ago and I have the documentation to prove it.

The health section is also a great place to track weight loss, food intake, exercise plans and goals.  A friend of mine keeps a copy of her points system in her notebook so she can easily find it.  Basically, anything having to do with health and fitness can go here.

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About Amy Caldwell

Home Work. It is probably the most important work we do. The time and energy investing in our homes can make a world of difference and a difference in our world. Juggling work, kids, groceries, church, husband, dinner, and cleaning may be a feat worthy of head-lining the circus, but as long as I have coffee, it's all good.
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