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Has anyone who's been sleeved gotten a medic alert Bracelet? I was just curious if all drs want their pts to get one. Mine does. They want it to say that I've had a sleeve gasterectomy and that I can have no N-G tubes put in, it could puncture my pouch.

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My dr never mentioned it

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Hmmm! Definitely want to talk to my doc about that, since I wear one already for my medication issues. Thanks for sharing.

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I saw that people were getting them on other site and didn't know why. Thank you now I know. I think it's a good idea in case something happens. I will plan on getting one. I saw some really pretty ones. Thanks again.

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The thing is usually an NG tube is not an emergent thing like someone would need with some issues they have a medical ID for. I would think by the time they got to that point they would be in tune with the patient have a sleeve, obvious on any image. But maybe they know something I don't. My surgeon has not mentioned that either. Would think bypass would need it to even though it is only stapled and not removed, could still be punctured, but then again, not sure. Very interesting.

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I got mine today at Walgreens for less than $20. In the paperwork my doc gives out, I saw where NG tubes were not allowed. So, I went in search of one today that has a USB computer connection (aka thumb drive on a bracelet). It was easy to use and stores LOTS of info. I put the info about the gastric sleeve and NG tubes in the allergies section where they would be sure to look if I couldn't speak for myself. I also noted that they should call my surgeon's office for more details. (He's listed in a separate section of the info)

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The thing is usually an NG tube is not an emergent thing like someone would need with some issues they have a medical ID for. I would think by the time they got to that point they would be in tune with the patient have a sleeve, obvious on any image. But maybe they know something I don't. My surgeon has not mentioned that either. Would think bypass would need it to even though it is only stapled and not removed, could still be punctured, but then again, not sure. Very interesting.

My best friend has a bypass and since 2002 she has been admitted to the hospital on at least 5 different occasions for a blockage/twisted bowel. The first thing they do is use an NG tube on her to try to open up the blockage. She's had an NG tube all 5 times for the same reason. It puts negative pressure on the blockage and opens the pathway up after a few days.

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I saw that people were getting them on other site and didn't know why. Thank you now I know. I think it's a good idea in case something happens. I will plan on getting one. I saw some really pretty ones. Thanks again.

Hey! Is there a website that you have seen some pretty ones??

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I got mine today at Walgreens for less than 20. In the paperwork my doc gives out' date=' I saw where NG tubes were not allowed. So, I went in search of one today that has a USB computer connection (aka thumb drive on a bracelet). It was easy to use and stores LOTS of info. I put the info about the gastric sleeve and NG tubes in the allergies section where they would be sure to look if I couldn't speak for myself. I also noted that they should call my surgeon's office for more details. (He's listed in a separate section of the info)[/quote']

Thanks!! That's a great idea, I didn't know about the USB ones.

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here's something to keep in mind. There's a big difference between a bypass and a sleeve. We do not have a pouch. Our stomach has hadthe fundis removed. The actual length of the stomach is no different than before surgery only the width. An NG tube wouldn't generally do anything to the sleeve.

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here's something to keep in mind. There's a big difference between a bypass and a sleeve. We do not have a pouch. Our stomach has hadthe fundis removed. The actual length of the stomach is no different than before surgery only the width. An NG tube wouldn't generally do anything to the sleeve.

Actually, my doctor said damage could be done to the sleeve also. Since NG tubes are usually put in blindly, Er doctors or nurses need to know we have the sleeve on order to do it under X-ray. He said they could puncture thru the staple line if they were not careful.

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https://www.elegantmedicalalert.com This site has all kind of medical alert usb things you can get

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Probably wouldn't do Any good in 18 months I haven't met ANY medical professional who knew what a vsg is. The absurd questions after disclosing it are even more terrifying!

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