Aug 16, 2013 - 1:34 pm
Now that I am on the three-month cycle for the oncologist (and am gradually dropping off the other involved doctors), I have decided that I need to make use of those pocket-sized calendars to keep track of when things out of the norm occur so that I can see if it occurs again/how often it occurs. I can also jot down questions as they come to me. Ijust see it as a handy way to document things for when I have my appointments.
If you are like me, you find those appointments are rather quick and just general things -- unless you go prepared with questions from what you remember to ask.
What works for you?
When I was doing chemo last year, I had a black bag I always took with me (books, puzzles, etc.). In that bag I kept a small clip board/paper where I could write down things that came to mind. By its being there, I knew I could write down what I wanted to remember, I knew where to find it, and I knew that I would have it with me when I went for my appointment.