OY! Organizing a medication schedule

CSC welcomes Robyn Stoller, founder of CancerHawk and tireless patient advocate as a guest blogger. We’re thrilled to be working with her and look forward to additional informative and insightful posts in the coming months.

After Alan had brain surgery, his medication schedule was extremely complex, and that’s putting it mildly. Some of the pills were herbal supplements, but others were chemo in a pill and anti-seizure medicine. What if I forgot to give him one of those? OY!!! And candidly, at this point in our cancer journey, I was starting to lose my mind so I was really worried about skipping a med.

To help manage Alan’s medication schedule, I purchased a 24-compartment clear plastic box, labelled each compartment by hour, and every night before going to bed, I’d fill in the right pills to be taken at the “right” times. All I had to do was remember to look at the box every hour and I’d know what to do. Seemed like a good plan and it was… for the most part.

Wish I had known about MyMedSchedule.com though… a FREE website that allows users to build personalized medication schedules. You enter the information and MyMedSchedule creates a chart to help you remember when to take your medications. And you can even set it up to receive email, text or mobile alerts as well as prescription refill reminders. Really amazing FREE resource to help cancer patients (or any patient for that matter) and their caregivers!!!

About Robyn Stoller

Founder of CancerHawk.com, Robyn Stoller is a patient advocate and champion. Just last year she lost her 47-year-old husband Alan to cancer, but has put their journey to work for others. At each crossroad—from finding the best doctors with the right mentality to accessing obscure (and amazing!) resources—Robyn's gift for research, networking and tireless advocacy and a lot of luck led to just the right places. Now, Robyn’s mission is to help patients and caregivers touched by cancer find the information they need to make informed choices. To get straightforward answers to the questions you haven't yet asked with a dose of humility and humor, visit www.CancerHawk.com…the REAL deal for cancer patients & their caregivers.

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  • Anonymous

    What a great tool to help people who are required to take varying medications on a regular basis. My mother is 85 years old, has survived a heart attack, two major strokes, and survived breast cancer, all during the past 8 years. She has to take so many vitamins and Rx pills each day, yet she insists on managing them all by herself. She still uses those little 7 day pill boxes to organize them so she won't forget. My MedSchedule will be a great help. Thanks for sharing this post, Robyn.