There are lots of strange stories surrounding whether or not you need to get a Medical alert Bracelet after you have had Bariatric Surgery or are an RNY patient.
To be perfectly frank with you after all the trouble you have been through to get to where you are today I would suggest that you do.
It is unlikely that you would get your pouch popped by the medical professionals but they will take more precautions and act more carefully if they are aware of the situation. They will also be made aware that they cannot give you certain drugs or nutrients.
If you are in an accident, are not conscious or coherent and you have no one with you the only way for the medics to find out the relevant information at the scene is by the information that you provide. In this case you could only provide the information via your ID Bracelets.
The information that the Medical Alert Bracelets must contain is as follows:
• YOUR NAME
• GASTRIC BAND
• NO BLIND NG TUBE/SCOPES
• NO NSAIDS
• NO SUGARS
• YOUR SURGEONS NAME AND CONTACT NUMBER
Rather than stating no sugars some people simply state diabetic of course this maybe the case. If you have any allergies or diabetes you should also mention this. If you are an RNY patient then you should replace the term GASTRICT BAND with GASTRICT BYPASS.
Medical Alert Bracelets are not the embarrassment that they used to be, by wearing one you will not constantly have to answer questions about it. There is a large range of styles available to suit every taste, they look like regular jewellery but they all contain the insignia which lets the medical professional know that your bracelet is in fact a Medical Alert Bracelet, they are trained to spot these.
Medical Alert Bracelets are a great gift idea for you or a loved one that has just been through Bariatric/RNY Surgery, it will allay some of the fears surrounding what happens if you have to have an emergency medical intervention.