I should probably have been keeping my meds and things there but have been too lazy. I filled out papers on disability recently and wished I had! So now I am.Message 1 of 8 , Jul 21, 2004View SourceI should probably have been keeping my meds and things there but have been too lazy.
I filled out papers on disability recently and wished I had! So now I am. Sheesh. Lab scans, doc visits, meds, hospital dates, never thot I'd have so much data to remember.
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My sympathies. Actually, I ve been disabled with RA (and several other arthritises) for more than 10 years. I finally caught on that I really did need to takeMessage 2 of 8 , Jul 21, 2004View SourceMy sympathies.
Actually, I've been disabled with RA (and several other arthritises) for
more than 10 years. I finally caught on that I really did need to take doc
notes with me to visits so I'd remember my questions. Along the way, I
realized that taking along a list of meds made the nurse interview much
easier so I take that (with a list of drug allergies at the top) to every
When I started on a new, agressive medication that involves a daily
injection, when I started having the expected skin reactions, I even took
photos and incorporated them into my journal of daily experiences as I got
used to it. Fortunately, I never needed to but it was helpful to know I
could document the timeline if I needed to. I also did a photo
documentation of some deformities and the like. It helps to know what
looked like which when. ???!!! Anyway, it's very helpful. :)
When I went through the social security disability process, I didn't have
anything so organized and it was stressful. Fortunately I don't have that
to go through again but it is good to have the record of what I've asked
and when. Good for reference and it's made my docs truly love me. Uh...
Good luck to you!
>I should probably have been keeping my meds and things there but have been
>I filled out papers on disability recently and wished I had! So now I am.
>Sheesh. Lab scans, doc visits, meds, hospital dates, never thot I'd have
>so much data to remember.
... tell how they us it. Thanks. To explain my journal use - at least so far. I am a retired attorney and data packrat. In my first career I was a professorMessage 3 of 8 , Jul 22, 2004View Source
> So that's how I use The Journal. I hope this spurs others on totell > how they us it. Thanks.
To explain my "journal use - at least so far. I am a retired attorney
and data packrat. In my first career I was a professor of theatrical
design. Now I have built a studio and am returning to painting. But I
am used to organizing my thoughts and ideas carefully and as I have
aged I find I need to put it all down somewhere and depend upon
information retrieval. My journal notebook is a little like a paper
trial bool I would have prepared. I keep copious notes of ideas,
projests, formulae, sketches, and whatnot. As someone who learned the
power of really proper outlining back at 10 years old, my paper
trails have always been looseleaf style. Free form databases haven't
seemed to do it for me. I had hoped the new OneNote from MS would but
it is too limited in types of input. The Journal seems to do what I
want, mostly. I also do not actually journal. I lived far too much of
my life by the clock and calendar and try to avoid that style
nowadays. But notebook seems perfect for me to organize and
reorganize text notes, spread sheets, tables, scanned images, web
images, tablet sketchs, etc. Changing as my viepoint and needs do
daily. All I want is a program that will let me put any kind of data
anywhere, grouped anyhow, and find what I want at any time.
I think David is on the right track and I hope to come out of my
evaluation period convinced. Thus far I have entered some of my
notes, some text tips from published artits, color charts from
manufacturers, excel sheets of items to purchase with cat. #, prices,
I suspect I will grow to use it for non studio things to, including
medicals as suggested here. (Working with medicare can be a paper
chase worse than taxation. I also think my wife, a practicing
attorney, will look over my shoulder and ask for a copy on her office
computer for the same reasons as I find useful. Not so much
journaling but being able to use the notebook as a great catchall to
organize bits and pieces of heterogenized material for a mixed bag of
text, numeric and visual data.
I ve done the same with with my art. I don t consider myself an artist but when I was on cancer treatment, I found my brain worse than dead and couldn tMessage 4 of 8 , Jul 22, 2004View SourceI've done the same with with my art. I don't consider myself an "artist" but when I was on cancer treatment, I found my brain worse than dead and couldn't write. Yet, I had the urge to do *something*. I could "doodle", which is what I call journaling, writing tidbits of ideas. So I got into doing collage, Photoshop and the like and use the Notebook feature to track those.
I use it for a lot of things, more things than I think about really - meds, doctor appoints, medical history, writing and all that goes with it (as well as tracking where I've sent my work, etc), art stuff, a tab for "ideas", and it grows as I need it. I find myself reorganizing it as my needs change. I like that it's flexible that way.
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