Sensible idea?

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  1. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

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    I was just chatting with the Mrs about all my various hospital stays and visits we've had this year. in particular my complex health issues and drug allergies. She said to me, if we were in an accident and taken to hospital unconscious they would maybe end up killing me.

    my idea was that I'm going to write up a potted history of my health problems, consultants names and a drug list. i will print off a few copies and keep one in my wallet at all times. that way the hospital and paramedics at the accident site would have the necessary details.

    do you think its a good idea or not and would you do the same, as like us you all travel away from home in your vans, especially abroad?
     
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    Welcome to the club :thumb:
     
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    The SOS talisman has been around for a long time so I'm sure hospital staff would look at/notice it. Haggars has worked a lot in A&E I wonder what he thinks of the system.
     
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    I carry a card round in my wallet with details of my condition, but I don't always have my wallet with me:Eeek:, mind nowadays I have my wife with me more than my wallet:Laughing: and believe me, she knows all about my ailments:Rofl1:
     
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    I was given a USB wristband last week.

    It is only 512Mb, but I thought it might come in handy for the same (or similar) reasons as the OP above. As an experiment, I wore it for a couple of days, and wasn't bothered by it at all.

    Regards,

    Jock.
     
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    What was the offence and which court tagged you Jock? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    HAGGERS IN A&E??????? I THOUGHT HE WAS A MENTAL NURSE LOOKING AFTER ALL THE NUTTERS LIKE ME!!!!


     
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    Yes a very good Idea...they have a lot of medical bracelets ...you could put the most important ones on your wrist's....or on your ankles and wrist's

    YES a good idea

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_t...ets&_nkw=medical+bracelets&_sacat=0&_from=R40
     
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    These are a good idea BUT you would have to enter all BIG 1 's problems in English,French, Spanish,Portugueese, German and any other country they visit:thumb:
    but yes still a very good idea
     
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    actually would only have to be in English and latin.
     
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    Have a look at medic alert, been around longer than SOS, both useful but I found medic alert more noticeable.
     
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    You guessed then Graham. :Sad: It's only in my wrist, because my ankle was swollen. :RollEyes:

    I'd gladly wear one of these bands, had it not been for the missing letters T,E, and R. :Wink:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    i think if i was rushed to hospital with a serious condition and had a big catalogue of ailments there would only be 3 letters on any card/bracelet etc....

    D.N.R.
     
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    It is a good idea however I would have 2 versions, one that was very concise and easy to read/understand which would be best put in something that is ALWAYS with you, like a bracelet etc just detailing the basics of your major health problems and your current drugs, with a second one which gives more info on your health history, past drugs etc.

    If you are in a 'life and death' situation they won't have the time to wade through lots of info but once you are stablised (hopefully!) they'll then be able to read the rest.
     
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    Thankyou for all the replies and suggestions :thumb:

    I had considered the SOS talisman etc, but dont like jewelry etc and they can only have basic info on them. It would be a good idea though to include the essentials and say "check my wallet for full info". Mind you I then have an issue getting a bracelet log enough for my wrist :Rofl1: when checking my blood pressure a standard cuff doesnt fit, they tend to use a leg cuff on my arm

    As for the DNR opinion, yes considered that too, but want to be around a bit longer for my grandchildren:thumb: Have been like this for years now and still muddling through, despite 2 hospital stays in the last 10 days. cant say we dont get our moneys worth from the good old NHS:Rofl1:
     
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    I think it's a very good idea.

    My ex wife bought me an SOS bracelet a few years back,

    I opened it recently and it contained a simple message

    ' Do not resuscitate '
     
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    Interesting site with some very good ideas for medical alert items - the silicone bracelet are very good especially as you can wear them all the time, even when swimming etc and won't even notice they're there as they will be so lightweight.

    If you have a few 'problems' you could even have several of them on one arm!!! :BigGrin:
     
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    with all my issues, I would need them up both arms and a leg :Rofl1:

    was thinking along the lines of a soldier's tattoo of blood type. but would need a full sheet or 2 of A4 sized text. my mrs recons theres room to spare on my bum though:Eeek:
     
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