*I would like to introduce Tory Zellick, an amazing young woman that I have had the privillage to know over the last few years. Tory’s transition into adulthood took place while caring for her mother during her six-and-a-half year battle with breast cancer. Although her mother eventually lost her fight to cancer, Tory spends her time maintaining a blog at All Things Caregiver, sharing helpful advice from her personal experiences throughout her caregiving journey. Tory’s story is close to my heart as I also experienced losing my mother to breast cancer and I am so proud that Tory has channeled her experience into something that will truly benefit others in s similar situation. Tory is also the author of the soon to be released Medical Day Planner, available on Amazon and although this sort of situation is not often a topic on Paleo blogs, the reality is, caring for ill loved ones is an unfortuate truth for many people and Tory offers her guidance that only comes from experience through this planner. Now, here’s more from Tory:
The Medical Day Planner: The Organizational Guide to Navigating the Medical Maze was designed out of necessity after six and a half years of caring for my mother who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in her early forties. At the age of eighteen, I found myself as one of over fifty million unpaid caregivers in America; one of fifty million individuals who were caring for a family member or a friend, with no formal training and no background in the field of caregiving. I was young, grieving and confused. I certainly had no idea what type of information to track, or where to begin.
The Medical Day Planner is designed to be a helpful tool and guide for those who have taken on the role of caregiver, or those healthy enough to care for themselves. The Medical Day Planner is a universal tool and the perfect solution for recording vital medical information for patients of any age with any ailment, be it a mental disorder, stroke, cancer or traumatic brain injury. This portable organizer helps the patient, or caregiver, conveniently track doctor’s information, medication history, procedure history, tests and scans, treatments and hospitalizations as well as keeping the individual on schedule with the 52-week day planner.
Not only will the Medical Day Planner keep you organized and allow you to be proactive through the treatment process, it is full of helpful tips on making this journey easier. Hints include different medical insurance options, having proper documentation in line regarding life sustaining care and the most important tips of all: how the caregiver can continue to care for themselves as well as the patient.
Disease, disorders and disabilities can be an overwhelming part of life. For those of us who have taken our well-being into our own hands by changing our eating patterns and lifestyle, we have chosen to live a preventative lifestyle! Unfortunately, incidences still occur and many of us are still touched by disease through friends and family.
I had no idea where to begin on my journey, however, I know The Medical Day Planner will help you, or your loved ones, be prepared and proactive on your journey.