Medic Alert?

on 4/4/14 5:56 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/29/14

I was told by the NP that I should get a Medic Alert bracelet because we can't use NSAIDS or have a certain type of scope.  Has everyone else done this?

I'm on a tight budget right now and don't want an additional monthly expense.


ps...26 days til surgery

HW-414, Start Opti-398, PS-369.1,GW-170... SURGERY Dr.Klein-Apr 29/14!!! 




on 4/4/14 6:08 am - Kingston, Canada
RNY on 03/12/13

I got one. I was never told to get one, but, I have read a few things & it sounded like a good idea. I have other medical issues that I included on it too, so, that made it seem like an even better idea.


Referral to Ottawa: Jan/11 Info Session: May/11 Nurse: Feb/12 Dietician/Behavourist/Abdominal Scan: Apr/12 Pre-op Education Class: Feb. 6/13 Meet Surgeon  Feb.15/13 Surgery with Dr. Raiche March 12/13!!

The race isn't given to the swift nor the strong, but it's given to the ones who endure it to the end...

on 4/4/14 6:19 am - Brampton, ON, Canada
RNY on 10/15/13

I got one and on my 3 month follow up with the NP  she asked to see it. I had understood it to be optional but when she asked to see my bracelet I suddenly felt  "wow wasn't so optional was it"

HW 312  SW 289.5  Current Weight 135

SURGERY OCTOBER 15, 2013 Toronto Western Hospital - Dr. David Urbach  


on 4/4/14 8:07 am

When I saw the Nurse, she suggested I get one that said... GASTRIC BYPASS   and NSAIDS.  i plan to purchase it before the surgery. I will just go to an engraving place to get either a necklace or bracelet type.  WORTH it really if anything were to happen afterwards.

Caroline K.
on 4/4/14 11:30 am

Wouldn't that be "No NSAIDS"? I've been thinking of getting one, but am not sure of the proper wording...

Referred to Guelph, Dec. 3/12. Orientation: Mar 7/13. NUT/SW/RN Jun 18/13. Nutrition Class Jul 3/13. NUT/SW/RN Aug 19/13. Post-op Nutrition Class Dec 30/13. Approval for surgery from Dr. Jules Foute Nelong Feb 10/14. Surgery Apr 23/14.

on 4/4/14 8:50 am - Barrie, Canada
RNY on 05/21/13

They have inexpensive ones at universal medical id.

not everyone gets one, but they are recommended. 


Starting weight: 334 lbs.Starting opti weight: 323 lbs, Surgery weight 303 lbs.Surgery-May 21st, 2013 with Dr Hagen at HRRH Goal weight 165 lbs reached at 13 months. Current weight 156 lbs


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