Welcome to Healingwell Spyder - sorry to see you here, if you see what I mean !
I always have a problem with written reports of any kind of sequences, because my memory for dates, times and names is extremely poor. You will appreciate I am sure how hard it can make filling in 26 page long benefit forms !
My usual ploy (modest cough - it works brilliantly
) is as follows.
1:Write a rough vertical timeline of your career, eg Nov 06 hired on 24 hour week as.... - Jan 07 promoted to 40 hour week as... -
2:Besides the first line of notes, write a similar timeline for your relevant medical history, eg Oct 06 assessed as fully fit by GI - Mar 07 developed stress-related bleeding -
3: Leave these timelines a while to "germinate", and as things occur to you that you want to mention either insert them into the appropriate places in the columns, or add them to a list of notes at the bottom of the page.
4: Flesh out the timelines, adding a bit more descript
ion of your duties say, or mentioning how your symptoms interefered with your daily life. Coalesce the two timelines into one account.
5: Re-read, or give to someone else to proofread, looking for causal relationships or official statements that should be mentioned but haven't been, factual errors or omissions, typos etc.
If possible, I always try to get help from the staff at the agency for whom the form is destined; they will often be very knowledgeable about
what a typical form contains, and even if they are prevented from helping you fill it in, they may well be able to point you in the direction of Web-based guidelines for their own usage, which will tell you what information they are looking for, what specific phrases trigger point scoring or further evaluation etc.
Hope this helps !
Enjoy the sunshine - some day I hope to remember what a hot sunny day is like....