What is the point of you keeping your own records?
It’s more than a binder
It represents your self-respect as well as your power to manage and understand your own healthcare.
Once of the first things I ask clients to do is get a binder and keep all of their medical records in the binder.
Bring it to every appointment. I love when the binder is orderly and organized by date ,. labs, saliva tests, current supplements, current drug, food diary, lists of questions to cover, hopes frustrations etc. , it helps me, but it also helps the person to see how their care works. Eventually after time one can start seeing how the trends of health work and that allows one to stop being taken advantage of or following paths that might not be in their best interest.
It tells me a lot about a person’s actual desire for health and wellness based on their preparing for their appointment. Some people come in and are so disorganized and have not filled out any of the paperwork and others forgot everything and yet here they are. They want help but they bring nothing. This is how their health goes and why they don’t have it. Its personal disrespect. They then apologize to me. As if any of it is about me. It’s their time, money and health that is being wasted not mine. I do this for a living. I do not live in chaos. I just frequently observe other that do. And hope that I can help them get out of it. And sometimes I can. But often the chaos wins because it is such a strong pattern. It holds people hostage for a lifetime.
Others diligently fill out everything and keep all files but never look at them or learn from them. They only read the printed words and numbers but never see the invisible lines in between.
Both ideas of how health goes produce confusing results. The former gets few results and waits for others to solve their problems and are stumped why there is no order to their care. They tell every practitioner they go to a slightly different story. This in itself is chaos. The binder stops this in its tracks.
The latter gets few results and believes they should because they keep order and follow directions yet there is no learning or real changing of deeply embedded patterns going on. The binder if used will allow for learning and greater understanding of all aspects of health for those that chose to use it that way, not just a place to store printed records.
It’s a living document.
Pattern changes produce results. Both in thinking and doing.
It’s really that simple. A person’s actual level of health can change. It is not always possible or realistic to acquire a level of health that a person desires because either their DNA never had it to begin with, or their patterns will not lend to acquiring it, or their level of health has fallen so far that just gaining balance and not slipping in health is a more realistic goal. Still many can acquire wonderful health they could never imagine. Just by being accountable and present with their binder. Yep.. Seriously.
The idea of the binder is to keep everyone on the same page. You should know more about your health than any of your practitioners. You are hiring them to help you based on their education and experience. You are not handing over your health to them. If I cannot get people to do a clean and clear binder and bring what I ask to appointments I can cl