Do you (or does someone you know) have a serious health diagnosis or condition that requires a lot of medical attention? Cancer patients, diabetics and more have SO MUCH to track and keep record of - and it gets VERY stressful to juggle it all! After caring for my husband through back to back cancer battles, I used our experiences to design a thoughtful, organized planner to help manage all of the details. It certainly won't change the diagnosis, but being organized in a chaotic situation helps reduce overall stress and for me - I found I reveled in things I COULD control - and having good control the notes, records, papers, appointments, etc became somewhat therapeutic for me.
★ Full Sized (8.5x11)
★ Thoughtful gift for someone with a serious health diagnosis
★ Includes matching Pen Inserts & Bottle Cap Images
INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING: This listing includes several PDF's... below is a specific list of each one (you decide how many of each sheet to print; some pages may not be applicable - just print the ones that you need):
✔ Front/Back Covers (2 Cover Styles - cutesy and plain)
✔ Blank Monthly Calendar (non-dated for use year after year)
✔ Weekly To Do's (track symptoms, appts, reactions, etc)
✔ Patient Information Sheet
✔ Appointment Notes
✔ Prescription History
✔ Blood Sugar Tracker
✔ Chemo/Radiation Log
✔ Procedure/Surgical History
✔ Blood Pressure Log
✔ Patient History
✔ Business Card Saver
✔ Insurance Call In Sheet
✔ Dividers & Tabs for each Section
✔ Matching RSVP Pentel Pen Inserts
✔ Bottle Cap Image (for making 4" paperclip)
✔ Coordinating Notes Pages
TIPS FOR PRINTING & ASSEMBLY: For best results, print front/back covers on card stock or photo paper and laminate (for best color, use your printer's best quality print setting). Interior pages should be printed on regular white copy paper using a normal ink setting. To bind, use personal binder or take to a copy shop and have spiral bound. You determine how thick your planner is by the number of interior pages you add - If you would like MORE "Notes" pages (or any other page) in your planner, simply print extra of those pages, double sided, and add where you want it! Likewise - omit pages you don't need or won't likely use.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR PENS: (Designed for Pentel RSVP) - It's simple! Just trim the strips, curl/roll and insert into pen tube (see graphics for picture tutorial). Then, clip pens to the coordinating strip to hold them in place and use a "Pretzel Stick" cello bag (9"x2.75") to package! Tie with twine or ribbon and attach gift tag! Gift tags can be trimmed with scissors or punched with a 2" round punch.
TIPS FOR PRINTING the 4x6: For best results, when ordering your prints from a photo lab, choose glossy and de-select the "auto fix" or "color correction" option if one is given. Note: Ink from a laser printer does not work well if you plan to use epoxy stickers (works fine with ink jet printers, glossy photo paper recommended if printing at home). Another tip if printing at home - be sure to use your printer's "BEST" quality print setting and set your paper size to 4x6. On mine as shown in the pictures... I printed at home on an ink jet and used "BEST" quality print setting on glossy photo paper.
TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR BOTTLE CAP: After printing, punch image with 1" round punch and adhere to epoxy sticker. Then, glue it to your zipper pull using E6000 glue (it's specifically designed for using with metals), however the fumes are very strong - so use caution, store away from children/pets and only use with care following instructions. I then used the E6000 glue to adhere the bottle cap to the 4" paperclip)
ADDING TEXT PRIOR TO PRINTING: Adding text to your PDF before printing is easy! If you have the most current version of Adobe Reader, you can use the "comment" function to insert text boxes where desired. Or, look around online for a free PDF Editor (there are lots)! Simply upload the file, use their tools to insert your text, then download and print! You can also open Word and select the file you want to work on and Word will convert it automatically - then just insert text boxes to add text.
USE DIGITALLY: With a good PDF App, this document can be used an saved on an iPad with a stylus. Consult your app store for options!
HELPFUL LINKS: (#ad)
- Bright White Inkjet Paper (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2hMfdWC
- 4” Paper Clips (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2eMHqcQ
- RSVP Pentel Pens (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2uOD8ay
- Bottle Cap Supplies (Fizzy Pops): http://bit.ly/2e3wzwg
- Personal Binding Machine (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2boFads
- Personal Laminator (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2eTSzG3
TERMS: Buy it once, print as much as you like!
- Customer is purchasing printable/digital file
- Customer to print/assemble
- Personal Use Only (Gift Use & Fundraising OK)
- Customer CANNOT distribute, forward or share digital file
- Customer CANNOT sell items made from this printable
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Commercial/Mass Printing Prohibited
✔ PDF's are 8.5x11 and should be printed at home or at a copy shop
✔ I generally recommend photo or glossy brochure paper for PDF's
✔ If printing at home, use your printer's BEST quality print setting
✔ JPEGS are formatted for printing at a photo lab
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