But she was born with oh, so much more than that! Joie de vivre! Love of singing & music! Sense of humour & show offy spirit! Sweet yet stubborn temper! Daredevil attitude and willingness to try new things! And the love - how much love she has carried with her into our world! She is, without any doubt or bias, the best thing that has ever happened to our family.
But of course, having Fraser Sydrome means Drs, therapists, surgeries, appointments, appointments, appointments....did I mention appointments? And paperwork that is generated by all of the above. Ellie's pediatrician recommended that I get a binder to hold all of her medical paperwork. Since I was a little preoccupied at the time, it took me a while to get one. Like, about a year. Then another two years to buy a three ring whole punch. By then the paperwork was so overwhelming and all encompassing that I would feel anxiety symptoms any time I had to fill out some sort of forms for Ellie, requesting this, that, or any other thing. My heart would start to race, my mouth would get dry, and I'd feel overwhelmingly.... overwhelmed.
|This is only the stuff that was ON my desk - the other half was in a folder in the filing cabinet.|
I got rid of this much paperwork.
And this was the end result! Goodbye paperwork induced anxiety!
|The red one is the medical reports binder.|
But I know you can experience the same bliss! We all have some certain paperwork clutter that has gotten the best of us. It's gotten out of hand, and it needs to be conquered. I know you can do it. It took me four and a half years to conquer mine, but I'm hoping that you can do it in less! Buy some binders, buy a whole punch (very important!), go to that pile on your desk & start sorting. Make sure to only keep what is absolutely necessary.
And let me know what you take on!