I received a complimentary copy of Tory Zellick’s The Medical Day Planner, The Guide to Help Navigate the Medical Maze and can only wish I had gotten my hands on it three years earlier.
Tory’s story is like so many of our own. She was just 18 years old when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She and her family were immediately thrown into a world of doctor’s appointments, tests, scans, hospitalizations, forms, medications, etc., etc. As her mother’s caregiver, she had to navigate this new world without a map.
After her mother’s death six and a half years later, Tory grappled with her experience and asked herself, “how could my situation have been improved from the beginning?” I hold her answer in my hands – a simple, yet comprehensive, organizational guide for any caregiver dealing with any medical condition.
This “diagnosis-neutral tool” provides an organized outline for every facet of the medical maze. The book is divided into subjects including Patient Information, Appointments, Medication, Test & Scan History, Procedure History, Hospitalizations and Treatment. Each section begins with a thorough explanation of relevant information you may need to know. For example, in the Patient Information section there is information on Attorneys, Advanced Health Care Directives, and Trust and Wills.There’s so much information in this little book, but its real value is providing a central location for your individual information. Anything that gives a patient and his or her caregivers back some feeling of control during this process is a good thing. And this book is definitely a good thing. For more information, watch this video to meet Tory and listen to her story.
Survival > Existence,
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