One thing I hope everyone is already doing is carrying your medical information with you…right where your insurance card is. I started this several years ago when my mother, who had a heart valve and numerous drug allergies, travelled alone to visit my brother. I typed everything up…meds along with dosage and when she took them…on one side and all of her allergy information on the other side. I typed it and then reduced the font size until I got it all to fit onto a size that would fit where her credit cards go. Then we laminated it. I kept it on the computer and updated it as her meds changed. It worked like a charm. After I did it the first time I was telling a friend about it. My friend was an ER nurse. She said that would be a huge help if she were ever to go to the ER. Well, as her health deteriorated, we found it to be a huge time saver when she was admitted to the hospital…just pull out the card and they can copy it. Also, when you go to those dr appts that they want you to bring in your meds…just take an updated card.
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