Taking control

With my mother-in-law’s cancer we have been spending a lot of time at the hospital, mostly in waiting rooms. Usually these long waits are because of the hospital or doctor, and there isn’t much we can do. However, sometimes it is because we forgot an exam result, or misunderstood a telephone call. There are so many things to remember and understand, on top of all the stress and fear, that sometimes we make mistakes.

Luckily there are some things that can help, like a healthcare binder. Here is a link with great advice on how to make a binder for a patient.

http://lisabadams.com/2014/10/06/healthcare-binder-tips-organized-patient-caregiver/

And here is one I made earlier for my mother-in-law.

BinderInside the binder there are different sections with small pockets,

Binder2

 

calendars,
Binder3and clear plastic pockets.

Binder

I had to improvise because I couldn’t find all the type of “pockets” I wanted, but I think it will do the job just fine.