I had three days this week of bliss without cerebral shunt or chronic pain. A huge improvement from the last few months. Yesterday, this changed, as the shunt began to rebel again. Today, some of the same pains from before have returned like shunt pain, distal catheter in abdomen pain and dizziness when I move my head from side to side.
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The good news is I received my medical ID bracelet in the mail. I’ve had a shunt since early childhood and it never occurred to me before to wear one indicating I have a cerebral shunt.
I would think all doctors should suggest to their patients who have internal medical devices to wear something which would indicate they have an internal device. Some do and others don’t.
I already have a medical card I carry with me that has my medical, doctor and emergency contact information.
How would an EMT know to check my bag for this information? Like for example in the event of an emergency, if I’m unconscious for whatever reason (accidents, fainting or squirrel attack ) At least someone will know where to find information and contact my doctors and family.