Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: TX, but anticipating one more move
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I think it's a great idea. I figured out that my health problems were more systemic than I had realized by charting--hormones clearly out of whack, luteal phase off, stuff like that. And as I do stuff to get better (working with a HCP for that, since it's a bit involved), I can see slow improvement as I chart each month. I think learning to see what's normal for your own body when you're young is a great thing. And it's also a good step in internalizing that doctors aren't there to cure all our ills--they're a resource, but nobody is more of an expert in our own health than we are. I'm planning to use TCOYF (or whatever the most recent edition/version is in a decade) with my kids so that they learn everything that it took me until almost age 30 to figure out.