I'm a bit addicted to organization. I can spend hours re-arraigning drawers...closets...shelves. Just for the fun of it!
But for some reason...when it comes to all things medical...I seriously have a mental block! You know those cute little wallet sized immunization cards you get when you have a baby? I've had three chances to actually use them. Instead...I tend to lose them!
Every now and then I'll think to myself...
You really should do a better job keeping Trevy's records
But it's fleeting. And other than purchasing an over-sized three-ring binder...I haven't really tackled the job. Possibly because it feels so daunting. I'm not really sure where to start...what's important to have...how to ask for the information...what to expect when I get it?
So you don't think I'm a total slacker...
I have every single EI report filed in the binder.
And I did ask for a copy of Trevy's last (completed) MRI. Which came on a disk.
I also have several EEG reports. Although I've heard it mentioned that these too can be on disk? I only have the paper reports of the doctor's findings. And honestly...I hate asking...because it always feels like I'm hassling the crew. Ugh!
Until the topic came up in the yahoo forum...the thought to ask for the doctor's notes from our visits had never even crossed my mind!
I'm feeling very wet behind the ears on this one!
Soooooooo...any tips or advice? What's worked...flopped...etc...for you?