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Hi everyone,

I have about needing a medical Bracelet. Do people that get the vsg surgery need a medical bracelet in case (god forbid) something happens if they are alone?

Also I was wonder about the phase 2 of the bariatric diet after the liquid only. What are some good food to make?

Thank you.

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I haven't had surgery yet, but have heard it is a good idea to wear a medical Bracelet that indicates you've had weight loss surgery and therefore first responders shouldn't use a blind ng tube in case of emergency, or give you NSAIDS. I'm not sure if I'm doing sleeve or RNY, but plan on getting a bracelet.

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I never thought about getting a medical Bracelet, but good idea.

The first things I tried was greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and refried Beans. Then introduced canned tuna and chicken, ground meats and thin sliced deli meat. I can also have soft cooked veggies.

recipes I have been using recently is riccotta bake, turkey taco bowl, hamburger casserole (all without any type of bread, rice or noodles). Pinterest is my go-to site for bariatric meal ideas.

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You don't need a medical alert band. I am an ICU nurse. First responders do not place NG tubes, I do after pts are already in the ICU and by then I usually know the pts medical history (unless they were found down somewhere, don't do drugs 🤕) NSAIDS are almost never used in the hospital and absolutely never used by first responders.

Don't waste your money, unless you can find a cute one!

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There has got to be an enterprising WLS veteran that can. come up,with something useful yet cute. Like an expansion Bracelet with a cute sleeved stomach design where there would be a flat engraved plate? 🌝

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Thanks for the clarification, Sleeved36. I guess my fear was being unconscious from a car accident and winding up in the ER unable to speak for myself, and that they might do something which could rupture the pouch. But, if that doesn't happen then no worries!! Appreciate your input.

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I work in an emergency department and sometimes NG tubes are placed here. But there is special protocol for WLS patients that includes being seen by either their surgeon, their surgeon consulted if they’re from out of the area, or by our surgical team.
I have a note in my emergency contacts information in my phone should I be out of town and nonverbal for whatever reason. Additionally, if a patient were to come in as a trauma - like a car accident, extensive tests, scans and exams of the skin and body are performed and I think it would be noticed before NG tube placement.
Honestly, unless you’re coming in ambulatory for an abdominal/digestive issue that requires and NG tube after days of distress, placement of one is probably not a day one priority.
We use NSAIDS in our ED but mostly on patients who are able to give a history and understand explained risks. Either that or we use IV or IM versions.
What kind of foods do you like? I have a ton of recipes for all stages.


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On 05/22/2018 at 04:24, Briswife15 said:



Thanks for the clarification, Sleeved36. I guess my fear was being unconscious from a car accident and winding up in the ER unable to speak for myself, and that they might do something which could rupture the pouch. But, if that doesn't happen then no worries!! Appreciate your input.


I’m scared of not being able to speak for myself too! I was the parent who always gave my phone number to every one of my kids parents Incase something happened. They would say “Your kid knows your number right?” And I would reply “But if she’s hurt bad, she might not be able to tell you!”

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