Throwing it out

In our efforts to “de-clutter” our home, I’m wading through piles and files of medical paperwork, most of it – not unsurprisingly – mine.

man-climbing-paperworkWith diabetes, as I’m sure with any chronic disease/condition, there are tons of test results, EOBs, notes from physicians, personal notes. Add to that the daily test/food logs (yup, I did them, back then), computer print outs of Dexcom reports, Ping reports. Then, there’s that pile of instruction books and pamphlets that arrived with the d-equipment. And don’t forget the 3 pages of directions that come with your insulin and other prescriptions.

I’m not done yet but – a whole lot of it went into our paper recycling bin. Another whole lot of it went into the shredder.  M took stuff to the Recycling Center (dump) today, including the bag of shreddings. While there, a woman from the local Humane Society was also at the dump and happily took the big bag of shreddings with her as they use it for bedding for the animals.

It makes me chuckle to know that all that medical paperwork will soon be saturated with ______. Well, you know…