Mobile Help: I know it seems weird to have one at a young age, however I’m not going to take any chances. My package included:
a. Alert bracelet
b. Alert intercom
c. GPS Tracker
d. Car Alert
e. Alert necklace- acts like an intercom on the stand
f. Key lock for EMT
1. Medical Alert Bracelet: I got a sleek minimalist bracelet with my name that shows I had SAH stroke, VP shunt and SVT. I read that it’s important to note that you have a VP shunt just in case something happens that require an MRI.
Emergency Card: I have everything listed about my medical history just in case I take a fall, or something happens. This will make it easy for physicians to understand my history.
Shower Safety: I have everything set so I can easily get in the shower and avoid the pressure. With a VP shunt, you can't have the shower head directly hit your shunt. I’ve moved my shower head down and use a washcloth to wash my hair.
Support System: I have gathered a group of people I can rely on for different issues. I can’t stress enough how important this is.
Get your Documents in Order: After my first surgery, I realized I needed to have my information accessible to my husband and family if something happened so they can take care of my affairs. I suggest an accordion folder with labels.
Travel Plans: Once I start to travel, I read that it’s a good idea to locate a facility equipped to handle your needs.