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lcarper2
lcarper2 Member Posts: 635 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
you need to list in your cell phone the emergency contact person as ICE (incase of emergency) when you have an emergency they will open your phone and look for this and call that person you have listed as ICE it is very important and could save your life...Please do this today and pass this on to others ...

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  • cbcardb12
    cbcardb12 Member Posts: 84
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    How to Get Pass Security
    Hi,

    I added ICE to my contacts as soon as you posted this. I was just telling my husband to do the same thing, and one question we have is, how would emergency personnel or others get pass security on the cellphone? I have an iphone, and my husband has a Droid. We both have to put in a security code to open our phones. If we are incapacitated and unable to give the security code, what do you do?

    Carolyn
  • lcarper2
    lcarper2 Member Posts: 635 Member
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    cbcardb12 said:

    How to Get Pass Security
    Hi,

    I added ICE to my contacts as soon as you posted this. I was just telling my husband to do the same thing, and one question we have is, how would emergency personnel or others get pass security on the cellphone? I have an iphone, and my husband has a Droid. We both have to put in a security code to open our phones. If we are incapacitated and unable to give the security code, what do you do?

    Carolyn

    ICE
    when they open up the ph they go to the phone book and scroll down to find ICE and call that number
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122 Member
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    An old poops opinion:
    While this topic may seem very important, it reminds me of all the
    emergencies in life that's occurred prior to the advent of portable
    phones in every pocket.

    Somehow, we managed to live through every crisis, and our
    loved ones were always notified in due time. Ambulances arrived,
    medicines were dispensed, and pets were taken care of.

    It was amazing how we all survived so well, prior to "texting" and
    "picture messaging", on pocket telecommunication devices.

    Somehow, I have a feeling we can still survive just as well
    without these silly phones....
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625 Member
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    cbcardb12 said:

    How to Get Pass Security
    Hi,

    I added ICE to my contacts as soon as you posted this. I was just telling my husband to do the same thing, and one question we have is, how would emergency personnel or others get pass security on the cellphone? I have an iphone, and my husband has a Droid. We both have to put in a security code to open our phones. If we are incapacitated and unable to give the security code, what do you do?

    Carolyn

    an override option?
    Hi Carolyn,

    Louann brought up a really good thing, in that everyone should have the important contact #s in their phone. My own husband for some reason refuses to join the modern world and he has not set up any preset #s in his phone. I meant to do it yesterday, so I will do that for him tonight when he gets home & will double check my kids' phones that they are all set too.
    My own phone isn't quite that fancy so I don't know about your particular phones, but I am thinking there has to be some kind of option given where you can skip needing the password. Just as with my home computer, it can be set to the mode where the user would need to sign in with a password or to where it can just be open for anyone to use. The same with the voicemail option on my phone. At first when I set it all up, I had to enter a password each time to check my voicemail. I don't remember exactly how, but I was able to change that so that I now don't need to enter a password. This does mean you don't have security I guess, but it might be worth it to have someone be able to easily access your ICE and any other important people to contact. I would assume they would try the first few #s of your presets as being people you call the most, so good people to contact ICE (in case of emergency).
    It would be worth checking your phone manual and/or calling your carrier and asking about. It's too bad you may have to give up security in order to feel safe. Personally, I would take the risk and still have people be able to access the phone easily to get to my saved #s and for my "ICE" number.
  • lcarper2
    lcarper2 Member Posts: 635 Member
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    John23 said:

    An old poops opinion:
    While this topic may seem very important, it reminds me of all the
    emergencies in life that's occurred prior to the advent of portable
    phones in every pocket.

    Somehow, we managed to live through every crisis, and our
    loved ones were always notified in due time. Ambulances arrived,
    medicines were dispensed, and pets were taken care of.

    It was amazing how we all survived so well, prior to "texting" and
    "picture messaging", on pocket telecommunication devices.

    Somehow, I have a feeling we can still survive just as well
    without these silly phones....

    when time matters
    It doesn't make any difference as to how they are contacted but being a person who has a life or death illness when I go down they need medical info fast and my husband can give it to them. I am a very brittle diabetic and can pass out any where any time. I learned this from EMS that they look in a persons phone book for an emergency contact and recomended every one have ICE in their phone. This has saved my life more times than I care to go into here. I would see if a ph bk could be gotten to with out a pass word. I am so old I would forget the pass word and not be able to use the phone..any way hope everyone will do this ...
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122 Member
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    lcarper2 said:

    when time matters
    It doesn't make any difference as to how they are contacted but being a person who has a life or death illness when I go down they need medical info fast and my husband can give it to them. I am a very brittle diabetic and can pass out any where any time. I learned this from EMS that they look in a persons phone book for an emergency contact and recomended every one have ICE in their phone. This has saved my life more times than I care to go into here. I would see if a ph bk could be gotten to with out a pass word. I am so old I would forget the pass word and not be able to use the phone..any way hope everyone will do this ...

    ID bracelets


    There are various medical id alert bracelets, lockets, keychains,
    pendants, personalized dog tags, etc, that allows a respondent
    quicker access to information than the often complicated design
    of today's cellphones.

    I presently use a PPC, or "Personal Pocket Computer", that
    is a cellphone with WiFi, 3g Internet access, camera, etc, etc,
    along with being able to run windows programs.

    If I'm lying aside the road, I wouldn't want some ambulance
    technician wasting time trying to figure out how to turn the
    damned phone on, when he could be reading my tag that
    says I'm a diabetic, or that I need very specific care.

    To each their own, I suppose.... but those ID tags have saved
    a ton more lives than a cellphone's phone directory.
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member
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    John23 said:

    ID bracelets


    There are various medical id alert bracelets, lockets, keychains,
    pendants, personalized dog tags, etc, that allows a respondent
    quicker access to information than the often complicated design
    of today's cellphones.

    I presently use a PPC, or "Personal Pocket Computer", that
    is a cellphone with WiFi, 3g Internet access, camera, etc, etc,
    along with being able to run windows programs.

    If I'm lying aside the road, I wouldn't want some ambulance
    technician wasting time trying to figure out how to turn the
    damned phone on, when he could be reading my tag that
    says I'm a diabetic, or that I need very specific care.

    To each their own, I suppose.... but those ID tags have saved
    a ton more lives than a cellphone's phone directory.

    I love your determination in getting your message out!
    I have to agree, we sometimes exaggerate the importance of the technology we have all come to depend upon; many times proffering upon it more importance than it deserves, and many times proffering more "evil" upon it as well. I am one who resisted having a cellphone for the longest time cause I am totally the kind of person who will just listen to a phone ringing when it's not convenient for me rather than assume it HAS to be important and thus must take preference in my life. However, since getting one I have decided it's one of the best pieces of technology available, for the price, for MY convenience! :) My phone is a simple one, and certainly easy enough to access for such information as who to contact, the easiest being going to my last call list and calling the one at the top! I don't password it, knowing there isn't anything available on my phone any more important than anything someone of real interest couldn't find on the internet if they were so inclined! However, I also have a road map written upon my abdomen that any emergency personnel could read to know that they aren't in Kansas anymore and better tread lightly! I also keep with me at all times a list of all medications I am taking or have taken in the recent past, clearly accessible as such since it is from one of the local hospitals; definitely something any emergency worker would recognize and know to use. It also has a spot on it for my contact information. I think this is probably one of the most important pieces of low technology I carry with me! I don't need a bracelet since I have a tattoo of the colon cancer star ribbon, but again, one quick look at my abdomen will tell volumes without any more pictures necessary! However, for those with less obvious signs, the bracelet is definitely an excellent suggestion; one that has been around for a long time and is universally understood.
    mary
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122 Member
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    msccolon said:

    I love your determination in getting your message out!
    I have to agree, we sometimes exaggerate the importance of the technology we have all come to depend upon; many times proffering upon it more importance than it deserves, and many times proffering more "evil" upon it as well. I am one who resisted having a cellphone for the longest time cause I am totally the kind of person who will just listen to a phone ringing when it's not convenient for me rather than assume it HAS to be important and thus must take preference in my life. However, since getting one I have decided it's one of the best pieces of technology available, for the price, for MY convenience! :) My phone is a simple one, and certainly easy enough to access for such information as who to contact, the easiest being going to my last call list and calling the one at the top! I don't password it, knowing there isn't anything available on my phone any more important than anything someone of real interest couldn't find on the internet if they were so inclined! However, I also have a road map written upon my abdomen that any emergency personnel could read to know that they aren't in Kansas anymore and better tread lightly! I also keep with me at all times a list of all medications I am taking or have taken in the recent past, clearly accessible as such since it is from one of the local hospitals; definitely something any emergency worker would recognize and know to use. It also has a spot on it for my contact information. I think this is probably one of the most important pieces of low technology I carry with me! I don't need a bracelet since I have a tattoo of the colon cancer star ribbon, but again, one quick look at my abdomen will tell volumes without any more pictures necessary! However, for those with less obvious signs, the bracelet is definitely an excellent suggestion; one that has been around for a long time and is universally understood.
    mary

    lcarper2 -

    I just read -my- last post, and boy.... did it sound insulting!

    I want to apologize to you for sounding so harsh, I type too
    fast at times, and don't read things I type as well as I think...

    So please let me try again....

    My wife was a passenger in her brother's van, when his van
    was struck and he lost control of the van. He careened
    across the I95 median and into the opposite lanes, where
    he struck head-on with an SUV. Both vehicles flipped and
    rolled with the high speed (over 70 mph) accident, and
    her 70++ year old brother was thrown from the van; the
    seat belts didn't hold. They pulled my wife from the burning
    wreck, and picked her brother out of the dirt, where he laid
    face-down. All in both vehicles lived.

    At no time did any emergency personnel dig through anyone's
    personal effects. My wife's brother's wallet was in the van,
    and days later, I was able to retrieve my wife's handbag
    and cellphone, etc. from the impounded van.

    As a witness to many accidents through the years, I can tell
    you that it is rare that anyone will look through personal
    belongings at the scene of an accident, or at the hospital.

    A driver's license has emergency contact number, or next of kin
    information, and that can be retrieved via the vehicle registration.

    But in all instances, care is given first, questions come later.

    That is why an ID bracelet is important for anyone with
    special health needs. It will be seen and read at the time of
    an emergency. It does not require a search warrant, or special
    consideration of privacy concerns, it is there to be read with
    all the immediacy it is intended for.

    Again, I didn't mean to be insulting, and hope you didn't
    take it that way!

    Good health to you!

    John
  • lcarper2
    lcarper2 Member Posts: 635 Member
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    John23 said:

    lcarper2 -

    I just read -my- last post, and boy.... did it sound insulting!

    I want to apologize to you for sounding so harsh, I type too
    fast at times, and don't read things I type as well as I think...

    So please let me try again....

    My wife was a passenger in her brother's van, when his van
    was struck and he lost control of the van. He careened
    across the I95 median and into the opposite lanes, where
    he struck head-on with an SUV. Both vehicles flipped and
    rolled with the high speed (over 70 mph) accident, and
    her 70++ year old brother was thrown from the van; the
    seat belts didn't hold. They pulled my wife from the burning
    wreck, and picked her brother out of the dirt, where he laid
    face-down. All in both vehicles lived.

    At no time did any emergency personnel dig through anyone's
    personal effects. My wife's brother's wallet was in the van,
    and days later, I was able to retrieve my wife's handbag
    and cellphone, etc. from the impounded van.

    As a witness to many accidents through the years, I can tell
    you that it is rare that anyone will look through personal
    belongings at the scene of an accident, or at the hospital.

    A driver's license has emergency contact number, or next of kin
    information, and that can be retrieved via the vehicle registration.

    But in all instances, care is given first, questions come later.

    That is why an ID bracelet is important for anyone with
    special health needs. It will be seen and read at the time of
    an emergency. It does not require a search warrant, or special
    consideration of privacy concerns, it is there to be read with
    all the immediacy it is intended for.

    Again, I didn't mean to be insulting, and hope you didn't
    take it that way!

    Good health to you!

    John

    john
    I was a bounty hunter for 28 yrs I don't think I could be insulted in here by anyone ...no pun intended I have been there and done that or had that done to me ...yu are you and I like that don't ever change...