Medic Alert Bracelets
yes I wear one. I think I got the info from my pharmacy. I have Fibromyalgia so it has that, I am alergic to sulfa so it says that and I put that I had the surgery. The one I got has a thing that screws on so you can put the paper that tells your dr and everything else in it and then it screws back on. It is water proof and I paid about 40 for it.
I got one because my bariatric surgeon recommended it and because I have a drug allergy. I got it at www.laurenshope.com. They have beautiful bracelets although in response to a previous thread on this subject, an EMT said that a "plain jane" bracelet would be more likely to get the attention of emergency medical personnel than a fashion bracelet and that in an emergency, they're going to do a blind NG tube if it'll save your life even if it might damage your pouch. The medic alert part of my bracelet says: MY NAME GASTRIC BAND/DIABETIC NO BLIND NG TUBE NO NSAIDS NO SULFA MY BARIATRIC SURGEON'S NAME A RNY patient's bracelet would say GASTRIC BYPASS instead of GASTRIC BAND. Jean
I have one that I wear on my left arm saying "no needles or bp". I lost my lymph nodes under my arm from breast cancer so they aren't to draw blood or blood pressure on that side. It's silver and I got it from the American Cancer Society.
OK, You got me running to my jewelry box, to find mine!! and to put it on!!! I used to wear it all the time, then took it off one day, and never put back on... but I guess Your right. We will never be 'normal' inside anymore.. and we need to protect ourselves from beeing probed in the pouch. Thanks for the reminder! Karin