Consider Medical Identification For Yourself

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    Feb 28, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    Just received 2 new medical bracelets in the mail, one for 24/7 daily wear, the other for dressier occasions. Mine are to alert about my epilepsy, and give my name, Medicare #, and medication.

    Consider these IDs for yourself. Even issues like allergies or contact lenses can be important to first responders and care providers if an accident renders you unconscious. And provide some basic contact information if you're "traveling light" as with jogging or bicycling. Or in one motorcycle accident I had, my wallet was literally torn from my pants, found hours later along the roadside.

    Here's a company I'm using for the first time that sells online. Not an endorsement and you can Goggle others. But browse and consider if products like these could benefit you, especially guys with an active & sporting lifestyle.

    http://www.americanmedical-id.com/home/index2012-02-06.html

    Here are the 2 bracelets I just got, the second one engraved on front with EPILEPTIC, both engraved on back with additional info. Although my epilepsy is effectively regulated with meds (despite what a certain hater here keeps claiming), seizures can still happen infrequently, and so I feel much safer wearing one of these:

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    Feb 28, 2012 1:52 PM GMT
    I'll just have myself chipped and become a drone in the New World Order
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    Feb 28, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidI'll just have myself chipped and become a drone in the New World Order

    Even if you get a microchip implanted, not everyone has a reader or will know it's there, certainly not some ordinary citizen who might be the first on an accident scene.

    You might still want something visual for your basic condition, and that alerts that you do have a chip. BTW, this company and I presume others offers a USB dog tag that plugs into a computer for more complete information.

    Of course a problem with bracelets and dog tags is that they can be torn away in a violent event. When I motorcycle I wear both a dog tag and a bracelet.

    Another solution I saw just yesterday online is medical tattooing. Obviously only practical for permanent conditions, and only functioning as a simple flag that this person has some medical problem to be addressed. Unresolved yet are issues like standardized placement on the skin (I'd choose the back of the wrist where my bracelet is now) and appearance.
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    Feb 28, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    Here's an article about medical tattoos, with some interesting comments afterwards (I use my former Red_Vespa SN from RJ in it):

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46542385/#.T0z9sJjyCy4
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    Feb 29, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidJust received 2 new medical bracelets in the mail, one for 24/7 daily wear, the other for dressier occasions. Mine are to alert about my epilepsy, and give my name, Medicare #, and medication.

    Consider these IDs for yourself. Even issues like allergies or contact lenses can be important to first responders and care providers if an accident renders you unconscious. And provide some basic contact information if you're "traveling light" as with jogging or bicycling. Or in one motorcycle accident I had, my wallet was literally torn from my pants, found hours later along the roadside.

    Here's a company I'm using for the first time that sells online. Not an endorsement and you can Goggle others. But browse and consider if products like these could benefit you, especially guys with an active & sporting lifestyle.


    Here are the 2 bracelets I just got, the second one engraved on front with EPILEPTIC, both engraved on back with additional info. Although my epilepsy is effectively regulated with meds (despite what a certain hater here keeps claiming), seizures can still happen infrequently, and so I feel much safer wearing one of these:

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    EFFECTIVELY REGULATED? not that's a fucking laugh-- do you want me to drag out all the posts where you blamed things on a possible seizure? What WAS the purpose of doing that? --
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    Feb 29, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    I have a "Road ID" wriststrap for when i'm jogging or traveling. It has my full name and four different emergency contacts laser-etched into a plate of titanium.