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    Gastric Sleeve Member Agrooms's Avatar
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    Hey guys, i am wearing my medical bracelet but was considering having it tattooed on my wrist. Has anyone else done this? If so what? Has it benefited u in anyway? Most important have u ever had to use it? (I hope not). Thanks for ur help!
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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    You can do anything you want.

    Just like this guy ....

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/01/health...rnd/index.html



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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    No way would I do it. Do you have any serious medical conditions? If so, a bracelet (or tattoo??) would probably be a good idea. But I don't consider my sleeve a serious medical condition.

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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    I already have tattoos. @sraebaer my only condition is my sleeve. And it really isnt a condition however the "blind ng tube" is my concern. Bracelets break. I would hate for something to happen and they hurt my new pouch! ��



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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    I have tats and I would never tattoo my sleeve on my wrist as a medical alert bracelet. That being said, I personally do not feel that I need a medical alert bracelet for my sleeve either. Just saying. It is a personal preference I guess.



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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    Agrooms, Drive your own bus on this one. I know you have mentioned this a couple of times and clearly it is a concern for you. My first thoughts were... hmmmm you know, I don't think it would be a problem in an emergency as I've never shoved an ng tube down in a resus and maybe the issue would only be if you ended up in ICU.

    But then because you brought it up again i thought i'd have a little search and see what came up. I spotted a study where the American gastro peeps said that they found no perforations from ng tubes in a study they performed:

    https://www.sages.org/meetings/annua...porcine-model/

    ... for the people that don't know, this is the concern, perforation and then septacemia and shamoz.... but then I found this case https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3523757/ in which the patient died after perforation and the staff wern't aware of the gastric surgery. This was found on autopsy which was incidental as at first it was put down to death from the pneumonia. One of those random autopsies that shows the real reason and everyone gasps!

    In saying that, I probaly still wouldn't bother having a med bracelet as I think it would be rare to end up with an ng but it's clearly a legitimate concern. I've probably convinced you to have one even more now but I wouldnt go tattoo, I don't look at tattoos in an emergency, I'm concentrating more on the resus.. but paramedics are good spotters of medical ID bracelets, so if you are concerned enough then I would stick with that.
    It's an interesting subject so thanks for bringing it up :-)


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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    I don't have a medical bracelet/tattoo, but I have a friend who is type 1 diabetic and allergic to penicillin, and because of what turned into a very risky pregnancy, her tattoo may have actually saved her life (and her son's life) twice.


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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    Good luck with your surgery.



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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    Thank you. I'm starting to get nervous as it gets closer.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Agrooms's Avatar
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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    Youll be fine. I was too honestly it isnt that bad. Dont stress to much or u will freak your self out. I am 4 weeks out and feel fantastic! I have never regretted my decision. Its not alot of pain. I didnt have alot of nausea, and knock on wood i have not thrown up, not one time.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member vivalabetsy's Avatar
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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    I'm good at getting myself worked up, so I've been keeping myself busy until I fly out next week. Thankfully, college finals (and term papers) are effective diversions.


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    Default Re: Medical bracelet tattoos

    I actually got a tattoo when I was about 19 years old and it felt okay, I don't think there's anything bad that can happen. That was my first tattoo, and from that moment I got a few more, which are covered by my cloths. I didn't have money at that time, and my parents won't give me them for a tattoo, so I took a loan on jewelry pawn from https://www.newbondstreetpawnbrokers.com/loans/loans-against-fine-jewellery/ to make this real. My parents found out about the tattoo only after one year, but I don't regret about this decision.


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