Here at Norcal we all try to be as healthy as we can. We come in and work our butts off each week to get stronger, move better and feel better. We feed our bodies healthy food. We stay hydrated. We try to sleep at least 8 hours a night. We take supplements as needed. We try to be as stress free as possible. I hope all these things are ringing a bell to you…if not, that’s another whole blog post. The fact is, even if we are doing everything correctly, there are bound to be things that come up. It could be that you develop a food allergy…or that you start having severe migraines…or that you are diagnosed with cancer/MS/epilepsy/etc. Let’s hope that you are one of the lucky people in this world that get to live an extremely healthy life until it’s your time to go, but even so, chances are that you will have a friend or a spouse or a child that you may have to be a caregiver to. Where am I going with all of this?? No, I am not trying to scare you or wish bad health upon you, I just want to introduce to you one of the most beneficial resources in the medical world that I have seen thus far. It’s not a pill or a healing technique, it’s not new research or new equipment…it’s a book.
Our very own Tory Zellick, has just released her book “The Medical Day Planner”. Tory was a caregiver for her mother during her fight with cancer. During that time she developed a way to track her mom’s journey through illness with organization, precision and ease. As a person that has spent much of her life in hospitals/doctors offices/medication trials/etc, I have extreme respect for what Tory has created . It is something that I am excited to use to take some stress away from an already stressful situation. It’s a way to help people be able to take attention away from files, calendars, and charts and instead focus on what really matter in life..being as healthy as you can be and making the most of each day with those you love. I highly encourage you to buy her book if you are in the spot of a caregiver or need to track your own path through the medical maze. You can buy it on Amazon. Also, be sure to check out Tory’s website at http://allthingscaregiver.com/.
We are all so proud of you Tory and I personally am grateful for the work you’ve put in to make life easier for others.