I have been saving client folders for nearly forty years. The drawers were literally bursting like mushrooms with no wiggle room. It three of us two days to go through every file and shred papers where clients had not visited for over ten years.
I was amazed at how many of these people I remembered, and smiled to recall. Not an easy task! Some people I simply had to keep! Noting the changes in my intake form, timeline, and drawings of indications was really fun. Practice evolves and changes as we do.
What a wonderful job being a practicing herbalist is!