Keep a recovery journal
As part of the recovery process it is strongly recommended that every survivor keeps a recovery journal.
A journal can be of great assistance if a carbon monoxide lawyer, insurance claim, or disability application is
needed. People tend to forget (especially if any level of brain injury is a factor).
Even if the survivor says they feel "fine" it is strongly recommended.
About the carbon monoxide poisoning event(s)
Have somebody write in as much detail as possible, everything known about the poisoning(s) and the circumstances
surrounding the poisoning(s). This serves as a record that may well be needed in the future.
Keep track of carbon monoxide symptoms
Keeping a recovery journal can be very beneficial in helping to recognize symptoms and after effects,
particularly subtle ones.
Keeping a recovery journal is simple
All that is needed are a few points:
- the date
- physical health / symptoms
- energy levels
- emotions - especially frustration, anger, rage, upset, depression, and/or more extreme emotions
- observations or comments made by other people (especially conflict or criticism)
- anything else that could seem related
In circumstances where more than one person was exposed, it is recommended that a separate journal for is kept
Until each survivor and their close family are confident that the survivor has fully recovered it is strongly
recommended to keep journaling - even if it is only occassionally.
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