When it comes to organization, I'm somewhere between Amy Santiago, Leslie Knope and Monica Gellar. That is to say, I love efficiency and have strong opinions about the right way to organize things. I also love my label maker un-ironically and without shame. As such, it's a no-brainer to me to create an endometriosis binder. And I think you should create one, too.
Medical binders are a great way to have a physical record of your health in one place. You can track treatments you've tried, symptoms you've had, doctors you've worked with, even recipes and yoga poses you've pulled from a magazine. Yes, you might have a lot of your information online, but when you go to the doctor, they print stuff out. Think about it: your scripts are probably on paper, photos from surgery are a hard copy, notes you take during appointments can end up handwritten on a scrap of paper. With an endo binder you can consolidate your treatment plan into one place and have a clear way to organize and process your thoughts. And it's portable!
For me, it's also helpful to see how much work I've put into my health. I have not given up on me, and I've got a paper trail to prove it.
If you want to try out an endo binder, keep reading. The world of office supplies is vast, and the overwhelming options can be an initial barrier to entry. Don't fret, I've linked some options for products I like that are on Amazon. I'm an Avery fan, have been for a long time, but other brands will certainly do. If you use these links I might get a little bit of cash, so we all win.
And just like that you're ready to go.
My endometriosis binder is separate from my health-at-large binder. The health binder has things like my blood type, childhood injuries and is broken up by large categories: allergies, knee, eyes, etc. For an endometriosis binder I keep things chronological, grouped by doctor. You could also group by category, say: symptoms, medications, surgery, physical therapy, diet, exercise, etc.
Let me know what works best for you in the comments section!