Time/Date Medicine Logbook

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Time/Date Medicine Logbook

by rgibbs on Mon Mar 19, 2018 04:51 PM

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I have Leukemia & have so many medicines i have to take at different times & dates.  I just need a type of logbook that i can create on my computer to help me with this.  Even if Windows10 might have something that I am not aware of, can someone get back to me ASAP.  Thank you so much & i see no one has even asked a question on this site since 2011.  Please let me know that this site is legitimate also.

Robin

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by calspatsula on Mon Mar 19, 2018 05:31 PM

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site is ligitamite! Take a number of meds also. Fortunately I can take most of my meds at bedime. I keep my meds in 2 large plastic containers. Sorry I can't be of more help but good site to get answers.

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by rgibbs on Sat Mar 24, 2018 03:14 PM

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Thank you for your response.  I am shocked that there is nothing like this but I do have a heavy amount of meds i take & they are not taken together.  Injections, antibiotics, chemo, u name it, i take it.  But thank you anyway for your help.

Robin

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by Loves2Fly on Sat Mar 24, 2018 06:11 PM

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Myhusband (H&N cancer) needed something similar while on radiation, chemo, HBOT, so I made a chart in WORD using a table format and 8 1/2 x 14 paper.

I made a simple chart, one for each day.

26 columns - 1 for name of med, 1 for dosage, 24 for hours of the day.

Number of rows - as needed - one for each med, but also for temperature, BMs, rating pain level, nausea level, amount of nutrition (feeding tube), dental care, shower, etc. as needed. In his case it was 24.

Then I put color in the row for how and when to take med. If dosage was every 4 hours, every 4 hours the block was in color.  If every 6 hours, every 6th block was colored in. I also noted which meds could NOT be taken close together. For some things, we listed MAX med allowed, but also made note of how much he actually needed - especially helpful in assessing pain - for instance allowed 15mg but only needed 5mg kind of thing.

I color coordinated and logged items for the type they were - pain, bowel issues, nausea, nutrition, nutrition pump rate, hydration, regular meds (like blood pressure) etc. I blocked out time for radiation and chemo, as well.

I had a spot on the top of the chart for Day and date, and at the bottom for his weight and number of calories he was able to take in.

This let us see what and how much he was taking and made it much easier to monitor. It also helped to take for doctor visits when they needed to know pain levels, vomiting, etc. when he had to go to the hospital or ER, I had everything in one place on what he was currently taking. I updated the main chart when anything changed. I printed them out in batches of 5-7 at a time so they were always current and always ready for use.

Having things like dental care and shower helped in the middle of it all when he took a loooong time to get anything done. It helped to remind him without me nagging and helped plan in enough time to get it done.

I also noted on the sheets (on back) things that happened - visits, bad sleep night, etc. Some just for noting, but some showed things that stressed him, encouraged him, made him nauseous, etc. I was able to see things like upping his feeding tube pump rate past x day (upright) or y night (laying down) made him nauseous, etc. The sheets became a bit of a diary of sorts. I would note on the back of the pages overall things I wanted to track in his care.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Best of luck to you.

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by rgibbs on Sat Mar 24, 2018 08:42 PM

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Thank you so much for this.  My son actually had put LibreOffice 6.0 on my computer (it came with Windows10) & there are templates that we looked up for medication templates & they are amazing...just so many to choose from & I wanted something simple.  I really appreciate your response & I will definitely try yours since it is simple.  Again, thank you so much.

Robin

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