Keeping a journal? Do you and if so do you find it helpful?

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LAWCHICK
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   Posted 7/28/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering if anyone on this forum keeps a journal of how they are feeling? I have been keeping one because I will be going to the doctor next month and I am finding it to be rather interesting as some days are filled with aches and pains while others are not. Also I find it a bit difficult to write down every time something hurts so I am starting to become more general.
 
Has anyone else done this? Do you find it helpful?

Bsime
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   Posted 7/28/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have kept a health log in Excel for almost 5 years and yes, it is helpful.  Countless tests, appointments, conditions, symptoms...all noted there and easily accessible.  I use it less today but still record appointments and tests and any change in symptoms.
 
The advantage of using excel is that I can sort the data any way I want in seconds if necessary.  If you are interested I have a sample file and could email it to you.  Only a few columns but it works like a charm.
 
Bill
MCTD (lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis).  Diagnosed 2005.  Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, Barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005.  Recovered and now active in skiing, tai, chi, hiking, golf.  Meds: prednisone 2.5mg, imuran 25mg, amlodipine, benazapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide and various supplements and vitamins.
 
Remain optimistic and you can overcome the odds.


nasalady
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   Posted 7/29/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Bill, that sounds very helpful....would you please send a sample file to me?

Thanks,
JoAnn
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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 7/29/2010 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
and me Bill? Sound extremly helpful!!! And thank you so much :)

LAWCHICK
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   Posted 7/30/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bill, yes can you please email it to me. Right now my journal has become a bit of a mess. Thank you.

Bsime
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   Posted 7/30/2010 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Lawchick,
 
Your email is not available.  Mine is bill_simeral@yahoo.com
 
Send me an email and I will send you the sample spreadsheet.
 
Bill
MCTD (lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis).  Diagnosed 2005.  Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, Barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005.  Recovered and now active in skiing, tai, chi, hiking, golf.  Meds: prednisone 2.5mg, imuran 25mg, amlodipine, benazapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide and various supplements and vitamins.
 
Remain optimistic and you can overcome the odds.

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