Health

Garden Planting List

This is a Classic size template for utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method. If your not familiar with it go to www.squarefootgardening.com and check it out. This template will help plan and setup one 4X4 plot. Use multiple pages for more plots. The folks at Square Foot Gardening have given me their permission to post this here under the Creative Commons License. Hope this helps someone out.

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Usage advice: 

Used to plan out a Square Foot Garden plot. Decide what you want to plant, find out if that plant has any likes or dislikes with other plants. check Wikipedia for one list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companion_plants), determine the spacing needed and then lay it out in the grid on the bottom. Once everything is placed where you want it take it out and start planting.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF viewer to view and print.
Language: 
English

Stop Smoking! Tracker

Helps you track when (and why) you're smoking, so you can more easily cut back.

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Usage advice: 

4-up 3 by 5 inch cards to track how many cigarettes you smoke in a day. Tracks when you smoke and what mood you're in when you smoke. Space for goal-tracking.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF
Language: 
English

Safety First

Workplace Safety
Greetings all, Henry here today, once again filling in for my son Stephen. Stephen injured himself at the gym and has since given his time over completely to trying to score sympathy from his girlfriend. He reports some limited success.

Out walking this morning I was struck again how important safety is for all of us. As I came by, work crews were cutting down unneeded tree branches and throwing them into one of those chipper machines, which chews up the branch and shoots the chips into a truck. I have always thought those could be very dangerous.

It reminded me that most work is dangerous. Even the relatively sedentary work of the computer 'geek' can lead to trouble. In the bad old days, we had to watch out for predators and natural dangers, but apparently our bodies were not designed to sit staring at a screen hours on end either. Carpel tunnel, back and neck problems, eternal headaches and eye strain are some of the most common complaints.

Slow Down, Take Care of Yourself

One of my work mantras is: If there is no you, then your work cannot be done. For some, this is common sense. But for many of us, me included... it's hard to remember that you are the best asset you can give a company. Sometimes, especially these days, we forget this idea and work longer hours and harder to get what we need to get done.

Companies hire us to do the best job we can. They give us shiny computers, small domiciles (cubes) to adorn with Corporate Zombies and rubber ducks, and a whole host of fun and exciting challenges. We set about working on these tasks. And sometimes we get lost in our work and loose track of time. However, working hard is much different than making overtime a standard.

Overworking makes you sick. It reduces your ability to think, brainstorm and perform at that best you can be. So what does this have to do with paper, productivity and passion? They're three aspects to taking better care of yourself so that you don't get trapped at work.

Medication Tracker

My main reason for keeping a planner is to keep track of all of my doctor information and appointments. However, it is also a very convenient way to keep track of all the medications I am taking: for my reference, in case of emergency, or if I'm seeing a new doctor.

To that end, I created this template. It's optimized for the 6-ring planners that are 4.25"x6.75". I left out markings for holes as I imagine you can use a sheet from your planner already to mark them and it should make it easier to scale it for other planners.

This was created using Scribus. I certainly welcome any suggestions for improvement: this WAS my first attempt, ever, at anything like this.

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Usage advice: 

The name of the medication (I suggest using the generic name, if you know it) should go above the purple box. The 'R' stands for 'Refills' (as an aside: pencil might be best!). The other fields should be self-explanatory.

Paper size: 
Other
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
Language: 
English

Weekly Food and Water... Hand drawn!

8.5 x 11- weekly snapshot of food, water, moods, sleep and dreams

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3-ring binder! Keep track of your water and food intake, start relating it to sleep and dream patterns. I once had really spicy indian food and had the most vivid awful nightmares of my life. They MUST be related!

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Language: 
English

Medical Data

When my mother was diagnosed with Cancer we recieved several different forms that were designed to put all of her medical data in one place.

I have adjusted the forms that we recieved and added some things of my own. This will print out on a single 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper and can then be folded over and holes punched in it for your classic organier.

When I was looking through the forms I felt that this would be good for me to keep my information and others might be interested in this handy way to keep their medical data up to date.

Usage advice: 

The form is fairly self explanitory. Once the information is filled in fold it and use your punch to put this in your dayplanner for quick reference or put it on the refrigerator door as one of the groups told us to do when we recieved the forms.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Public Domain
Applications required: 
any PDF reader
Language: 
English

Interferon and ribavirin combination therapy side effects journal

This is a week on two pages journal for those on interferon and ribavirin combination therapy for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis [Hepatitis C]

(Those looking for the Radio/chemotherapy side effects journal will find it here)

The 'Side Effect Journals' are powerful self-monitoring tools for use in conjunction with a personal diary.

Release notes: this is a potential Release Candidate [RC] for part of a range of 'free for non-commercial use' health care forms and is built around the 'free to use' DIYPlanner.com Widget Kit. However, I need feedback from users before settling on the final layout.

For example: is the form difficult to use and if so why? Does the form track everything you want it too and if not what would you like to see added?

Licence: Not for resale or commercial use
Free for personal user
Free for professional healthcare user
Researchers please acknowledge www.diyplanner.com as your source.

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Usage advice: 

Usage: Please consult you healthcare professional for usage advice.

Notes on printing: please use the following settings to print from Acrobat reader.

* Using 'Properties' --> 'Advanced', set the paper size to A5 or Half-letter [Classic]
* Paper scaling = Reduce to Printer Margins
* Check 'Auto Rotate and Centre'
* Uncheck 'Choose Paper Source by PDF package'

The final release will be available in A5 and Classic this temporary measure to cut down on build time.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.x (Or equivalent)
Language: 
English

Radio/chemotherapy side effects journal

The 'Side Effects Journal' is a powerful self-monitoring tool for use in conjunction with a personal diary.

This is a week on two pages, Radio/chemotherapy journal in Classic/half-letter as requested by one of our members.

Licence:
* Not for resale or commercial use
* Free for personal users
* Free for professional healthcare users
* Researchers please acknowledge www.diyplanner.com as your source.

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Usage advice: 

Usage: Please consult you healthcare professional for usage advice.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Acrobat Reader 6.x or equivalent
Language: 
British English