In Case of Emergency and Med cards

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   Posted 3/23/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
The things I think of when I can't sleep...
I had my hubby bring home a couple of business cards.  I wrote "in case of emergency contact" and drew an arrow pointing to his name.  I also wrote his cell phone number on it.  Then on the back, I wrote a list of my meds (Imuran, Aciphex, Asacol) and my doctor's names.  I also wrote when my last dose of pred was - this can also affect medical treatment - usually after a year it doesn't make a big difference.
I put this card in my wallet - where rescue workers will search first to find information about you when you can't answer.
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   Posted 3/23/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
That's a very good idea. Something I've thought to do as well, but never get around to it.
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   Posted 3/23/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha ha this just reminds me of something funny... I took my husbands business card and wrote in case of emergency contact with an arrow and stapled it to my car's registration... its funny because at the time my husband was a cop.  So anytime I got pulled over the officer knew I was married to a cop.  I have to admit it got me out of one ticket, the same week he left for another job.  I had to throw out that old business card.  Working for an insurance company just doesn't carry the same weight lol! :(

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   Posted 3/23/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
This a great idea. Everyone should consider at least listing their meds and condition in your wallet/purse/etc.
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   Posted 3/23/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I carry a printout with my emergency contact, doctors, medical history and meds in my billfold. I have it clipped to my insurance card - the first thing any hospital is going to look for. When I go to a new doctor, I give them a copy also.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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