I found in my journey with my mother’s fight against lung cancer the necessity to keep a pen and paper with me for all her doctor’s appointments. I also created a schedule of all her appointments in Outlook Calendar and printed copies for everyone in the family. I also created a Medication Chart in Excel which is included FREE in the download below. At each and every doctor’s appointment they asked what meds you’re currently taking. It can be a little overwhelming. This tool will aid you in stay on top of your current meds and records.
If you have a lot of supporters/family/friends/caregivers who often make inquiries about your health and treatments; this will help you keep them in the loop without having to remember such rigorous schedule. It works and I highly recommend it. Try to keep everything organized in a 3-Ring 2″ Notebook for quick reference.
*Please read After the Diagnosis for more information on preparing yourself for the journey ahead.