Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Summary of Life

Tomorrow morning Rachel has to go see a new doctor. Sad, but she's too old to keep going to the family doctor she's had since she was two and a half, someone who has known her well and really cared about her.

Anyway, in preparation for visiting this new doctor, I'm helping her summarize her medical history. You know they are going to hand her a massive set of papers to fill out when she gets there, so we're trying to get prepared for that.

Perhaps it was overkill, but I decided to do this right. I made a spreadsheet with the months of the year across the top, and the years of her life down the side, then further subdiving each year into these categories: Location, Education, Jobs, Medical, and Misc. Perhaps I'm being obsessive, but haven't you sometimes wished you had a concise reference guide to what you did when? (Or maybe your memory is so good you don't need that??) So the idea is to fill in the Medical row specifically for tomorrow, but filling in the Job and Education rows will help when filling out job applications, etc.

And, if anyone wants to write a book about her, think how valuable this will be. :-)

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