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Free LE ( lymphedema ) Alert Bracelet

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Kylez
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I have seen several posts on here about lymphedema and remembered that there was a site that many of us got free le bracelets. They were really bright pink, almost neon, for your wrist, but, you want it to get attention. They also have neon green for your ankle. I ordered one awhile back when I went in for some outpatient surgery, and, I just went to the site and ordered another pink one. They aren't fancy, but, if you're going in for surgery, it would at least alert the personnel to make sure that arm isn't used for blood draws, iv's, blood pressure readings etc.

The site is:

Lymphedema Alert Bracelet

Let me know if you get one.

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Ritzy
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I don't have lymphedema, but, it would nice to have this incase I would need something to remind the nurses or doctors that they can't do anything with my arm, since I had nodes taken.

Thanks!

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Dawne.Hope
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LympheDiva's are currently in discussion over on BCO about making a sleeve to alert medical staff.

Here is that discussion:
http://community.breastcancer.org/topic_post?forum_id=64&id=787276&page=3

Feel free to contribute to the discussion.

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Dawne.Hope
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Here is a sleeve that doesn't provide compression but it does alert medical personnel to leave that arm alone.

http://g-sleeve.com

survivorbc09
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Thanks Dawne and Kylez! Dawne, I like the name LympheDiva's!

Jan

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Dawne.Hope
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Jan - They make compression garments with designs on them ... not just plain beige.

Here is their website:

http://www.lymphedivas.com

It's very nice of them to dialogue with us on what we want and what we need

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DebbyM
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Thanks too for this information Kylez.

Hugs, Debby

debsweb18
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Thanks Kylez

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Kylez
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You're welcome! The bracelet, from what I remember, is just plastic, not fancy or anything, but for free, I guess we can't expect gold, right? lol

I need to probably look into buying a medical alert bracelet and wearing it all of the time. Does anyone here wear one, a medical alert bracelet?

Kylez

debsweb18
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Got mine today!

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Kristin N
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I think I had gotten this too a long time ago, but, can't find it now. I'll get another one, thanks to you Kylez.

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Angie2U
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My two came also and I thank you!

disneyfan2008
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I asked if I should buy / order/ make braclet...I was in told in EMERGENCY THEY WONT' CARE WHICH ARM and it no emergency I can just tell them..

Denise

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DianeBC
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Most emergency personnel are trained to actually look for a bracelet, usually a medic alert bracelet, as, something they do could kill the patient. And, I just hope that my hubby or someone is with me, should I need medical care.

disneyfan2008
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Tx-I'll check it out

Denise

survivorbc09
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Mine came! Thanks!

Margeaux
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Just got out of the hospital. I was very sick from food poisoning. Husband, myself and his son went to a well known restaurant, all 3 of us got sick. According to the restaurant, the reason must have been my stepson breathing on us in the car and transmitting a rota virus .- yeah right! I had collapsed in the hallway, husband called 911, a bunch of burly firemen picked me up under the armpits and dragged me down the hall, me moaning all the way, don't touch my left arm, oh please it hurts so from surgery! By the time I reached the stretcher I had passed out. I wear a steel lymphedema bracelet from the Lymphedema Network, still I had to remind everyone at the hospital over and over and over NOT TO TOUCH MY LEFT ARM. Fortunately I was consious by the time we reached the hospital Emergency. Nurses put a big sign over my bed "no needles, no B/P left arm", which most did not see! I need something neon pink and will order the free bracelet to wear alongside my pretty steel one which looks too much like jewelry.
Margeaux
PS - husband, step-son are doing better and I am on my way, too. I was told the reason I was the sickest of the bunch is because of my compromised immune system

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AngieD
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Thanks Kylez! I just ordered mine.
Angie

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Noel
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Ordered! Thanks!

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Kylez
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I got mine today! Actually, there are two! I hope everyone gets theirs soon too.

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Megan M
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Just saw this post and ordered one for me also. Thank you.

survivorbc09
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When I got mine, there were two also. They are really bright pink and I appreciate your telling us about the site Kylez.

Hugs, Jan

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DianeBC
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Mine came too! Thank you for sharing this with us Kylez!

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AngieD
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Got mine (two of them) yesterday. Thanks for the heads up1
angie

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Kylez
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YEA! I am glad everyone is getting their free bracelets. Like I wrote, they aren't fancy, but, they are something you could wear to the hospital, should you have to go.

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Angie2U
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I'm going to order my free one too. Thank you!

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Kylez
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Margaeux, I am not sure that you could wear this bracelet 24/7 as it is just a plastic bracelet, but for free, I was hoping no one was expecting too much. I mainly just got mine to have if or when I might go to the hospital, a planned visit, not an emergency. I still think I will get a medical alert bracelet as hospital personnel should notice that.

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Noel
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Kylez, mine came in this morning's mail. I thank you for this information and post!

Hugs, Noel

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DianeBC
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I agree with you Kylez, this bracelet isn't for every day use, but, I am glad that I got it. Thanks again!

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Ritzy
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Just thanking you Kylez for this information as I got mine!

Sue :)

June Bugs
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Just saw this post.  I know it's an old one, but, I am going to the site to see if I can get the free bracelet too.  Thanks!

hbwoman1
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I just ordered my bracelet.  Not much free in this world, what a great company to do this for us

hbwoman1
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Yes it is still offered

disneyfan2008
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I do not have/had Lymphemea but DO NOT use my left (surgery))side-would that be something that would benefit me? I tell them over and over-they put sign over my bed for same day surgery etc but at times they still have tried to use my left arm....

I'll check out the site...it stated if at RISK...so I ORDERED one for myself...

Thanks for the info 

thanks

Denise

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sandra4611
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When you go to the website to order, they ask you if you had a single or double mastectomy so they know to send you two or one. I ordered mine about a month ago but haven't seen them yet.

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desertgirl947
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Not sure about this, as I ordered one last fall when you posted this here. Nothing has come.  I have, recently, tried again, and so maybe this time it will come.  Not enough weeks have passed yet for me to think that they aren't sending one my way.

June Bugs
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I ordered and got mine.  I got two of them.   It took a few weeks, but, I got them.  I miss you Kylez and so many of the others that used to be here.  I was happy to see your name again.  You were one of the ones that helped me so much when I first came on. 

 

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