Basically, I've taken what the doctors and nurses ask me while in Emergency (several times) and some of the questions, I just can't remember the answers. Either from just not remembering or I'm in too much pain and/or discomfort to answer.
So, at the top I have the title of "Crohn's History" and below that I have the date of my diagnosis.
Then, below that (from left to right) I have each and every visit to hospital, starting with the date, why I was in, if I was admitted, and the hospital.
Here's an example......(it's much neater than this, just didnt convert nicely to the blog)
|June 1, 1988||Diagnosis||Hospital|
|June 2-9, 1989||Right Hemicolectomy (bowel resection)||admission||Surrey|
|June 22-30, 1989||Intra-Abdominal abscess (laparotomy, incision, drainage)||admission||Surrey|
|August 29, 1990||Perianal abscess (incision, drainage)||emerg.||Surrey|
|Sept 26-29, 1991||Fever & anemia||admission||Surrey|
|Sept 19-22,1992||Abdominal abscess (laparotomy, incision, drainage)||admission||Surrey|
|Nov 12-22, 1992||Resection of neo-terminal Ileum, transverse & descending colon||admission||Surrey|
|Oct 11-12, 1993||Renal colic||emerg.||Surrey|
|December 6, 1993||Perianal abscess (incision, drainage, insertion of seton)||admission||Surrey|
|Jan 16-19,1994||Renal colic (cystoscopy, pyelogram & manipulation)||admission||Surrey|
|April 13, 1995||Renal colic||emerg.||Surrey|
Then below that, I have two small charts listing my doctors and meds.
|Dr. #1||General||phone number|
|Dr. #2||Gastroenterologist||phone number|
|Dr. #3||Surgeon||phone number|
|Immuran||150mg / day||since Nov. 2011|
|Remicade||400mg infusion||since July 2012|
|Zopiclone||7.5 mg half a pill as needed at bedtime|
|Tylenol #3||as needed|
The above chart is just an example. I've entered some of my information, but my sheet is too long to show here, but those first few years are my actual incidents and those are my meds currently.
I have found over the years that this sheet comes in handy. You might never use it and even I don't use it all the time, but its there if you do
You can never have too much information...
PS....I got the more detailed information directly from my medical records I get after every prolonged stay in hospital