You betcha! however you might wanna make sure and wait for another member to confirm it as I am on the fence. Better yet, why don't you give a call to the Medifast guys because they can give you an answer better...
After wearing one for 20 years, I was so excited to stop wearing it! I had it because I have celiac disease, fibromyalgia,asthma, severe anemia, and used to have diabetes and.
Apnea. I now have a wallet card that says no ng tube, but the way I figure it, it's pretty well impossible for them to insert one after the.
, so if they aren't smart enough to look in my wallet for a card, they probably aren't smart enough to put down a ng tube! BTW, for fun and a little bit of chic style, I had an extra emblem made and used to string tons of different beaded bracelets that I interchanged the medic alert emblem on (lobster claws at both sides). I'm just SO HAPPY TO BE FREE of a medic alert bracelet now that my diabetes,.
Apnea and fibromyalgia went away!!!..
I never even thought about getting a medical id bracelet for myself. That's a good idea. I bought one for my son who has a heart defect from american medical id..
Happyjann - I would love it if my severe.
Apnea went away. I don't go back to the pulmonologist until next November. He didn't seem to think it would because it was structural - I.
I can prove him wrong. I am still on my Atenol for high blood pressure eventhough I saw the doctor on Tuesday and my BP was normal. She seems to think that because it is working so well, I should keep taking it. I have lowered the dose from 1 pill to 1/2 a pill per day. Thanks everyone for your responses...
I have a card my doctor gave me in my wallet, but, like HappyJan said, what are the odds they are going to look in my wallet if no one is there to tell them. I like the idea of a necklace or bracelet...
I was told no blind NG. They sell wrist bands for 9 bucks at the hospital where my support group meets. You are highly unlikely to get an NSAID in an emergency situation, so I wouldnt worry about adding it. Remember, it is only what someone needs to know in an emergency - the rest can be related in a medical history. If you want to set up a medical history which can be accessed by computer at any provider, check out the Microsoft Medical Vault program at.
My doctor wants them to call him before doing any procedure...maybe I should put his number on it...
I did see on one example that they had:.
Gastric Bypass 03/09.
No NG tube/NSAIDs.
Seemed short and to the point to me....
NSAIDS are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugswe're not supposed to take those after.
Due to the ulcer risk (.
, etc...) just strictly.
I have gone back and forth about getting a bracelet since.
I was Diabetic 3 years ago. I am no longer dealing with that thanks to surgerhy, but your comments have made me think I still need to give some thought to a bracelet. I have checked out the Laurenshope site before and they do have some cute ones. My worry with some of them is they might be mistaken for a cute bracelet..... :-) I do carry a neon colored index card in my wallet listing meds.; and am going to update it today with the additional GBS info. Thanks for the idea..
I am interested in getting an ID braclet, dog tag or ankle braclet which states I had.
Gastric bypass surgery.
On 5/19/09, no NSAIDS, no blind NG tube. Do you also list any medical conditions you have, such as.
Apnea? I am interested in knowing what your braclet says and where you ordered it from. I know I have seen previous posts on this question...
I am going to get one as I am just recuperating from bowel obstruction.
And the first thing the E.R. wanted to do was put an NG Tube in, as it was an emergency I did not have my purse with me. Thankfully there was a surgeon there that knew about GBS as I live an hour and a half from the hospital that did my original.
And unfortunately this particular hospital is not educated on GBS. The lucky thing for me is I work there and knew this surgeon was familiar with the GBS.
So I requested that they call him. Thankfully he came or I might have had a more serious problem had they continued there course of treatment, and as I was in extreme pain with no relief from pain meds I wasn't necessarily paying attention to everything they were saying. When they said NG tube that;s when I panicked and asked for the surgeon. I say all that to say it's not a bad idea to have one. They have some real cute ones out there that aren't so medical looking..
I'm feeling kinda dumb here. I dont know what is a N G tube? I have never heard of one before. And my doctor hasn't really told me anything to help me through all this...
An NG tube is a naso-gastric tube. They will sometimes put one in to give you meds, or use it to feed you. Problem is when they do it they normally just shove it in your nose and push it down into your stomachwith our small pouches, they take the chance of puncturing your pouch (normally it is done in a quick manner)... :).
I think that these are some great comments. As a nurse, I know that there are times that an NG tube may be put in urgently and it would not be a good idea for us. The tube is not just used for giving medications but also to decompress the stomach when there is a chance of asperation (throwing up and the contents going in the lungs) such as head injuries and being on a ventilator. The staff in ERs are trained to look for info... providing your purse, wallet, or bracelet is with you. I would.
That you could just put post GBS and everyone whould know what not to do... but as several people have brought up there are hospitals that don't care for GBS patients on a reg. basis that it may be a good idea to put all the information on it..
Sorry if I got too graphic... I sometimes give more information than is needed..
Have a great day!!!.
Thanks everyone for all your feedback and suggestions. I gained a lot of.
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