Designer | Illustrator
  I knew I was making progress when a doctor who was new to my case sketched his own timeline to make sure he understood the most pertinent points. I felt heard in a way I hadn’t throughout my illness.

Health History Timeline

This timeline visualizes the most intense, debilitating year of my illness. This span of time remained vitally important to my story but became harder to recount in accurate detail. I wanted to arm myself with a visual guide- a basis on which to tell my story and start a conversation with my providers. I wanted to be sure to encompass symptom onset, severity, tests, and previous treatments, as well as the toll my illness had on my quality of life and the cumulative effect of all of the above.

I see this timeline as a sketch for something that is much deeper, broader and holistic.

  I knew I was making progress when a doctor who was new to my case sketched his own timeline to make sure he understood the most pertinent points. I felt heard in a way I hadn’t throughout my illness.

I knew I was making progress when a doctor who was new to my case sketched his own timeline to make sure he understood the most pertinent points. I felt heard in a way I hadn’t throughout my illness.