a note about this binder…

In 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The first report handed to me was my Pathology Report. Next came results of MRIs, CT scans, blood work, and more. In addition, I had quite a collection of my own handwritten notes from all my doctor’s appointments. I had papers in my car, papers in my kitchen, papers in my office, papers everywhere, and I saw how quickly this could get out of hand. I created a medical records binder for myself as a way to take control of my disorganized self and bring some order to this already stressful time.

I look back on this chapter of my life as a whirlwind, doing what I could to say good-bye to cancer and get myself healthy. I am so grateful to the wonderful staff at The Scripps Polster Breast Care Center, my amazing group of doctors, and my entire health care team.

I created this binder as a way of giving back, and hopefully, other patients like me, will benefit from a little organizational help. There may have been days when I couldn’t find my car keys, but ask me for my Pathology Reports, and I could give them to you in 2 seconds flat!

with best wishes,
robin | metugo founder