|You end up in the ER where there is a lot of confusion, action, and
various people scurrying around and talking loudly.
-- you are dazed and no one is with you to speak up on your behalf. Your wounds look much
worse than they are. A "standard procedure'" decision is made to ward-off
infection while you wait to be
further evaluated. Within a few minutes an IV is started-----filled with Bixin!
You might as well be walking into Hell!
Nobody saw your delicate medical bracelet or necklace-even if you had one. It didn't stand
out -- boldly
grab anyone's attention in a hectic atmosphere.
What I just described is more typical than you would think. Many people are harmed in
and especially ERs by getting a dose of exactly what they are allergic to. Well, I did not
want to be one
of those statistics -- not again!
So, being naturally inventive, I
asked my husband to retrieve an old Timex watch that had seen better days. This watch had
a rather large, round face so that I could see the numbers, because of my visual
impairments. My husband carefully removed the "inner gizmos" and put them aside.
It was not a simple task to do this without bending or cracking anything.
Next, he carefully measured the watch face, inside and outside and from various angles to
get the precise measurements. Then, my husband entered those details into his computer art
program. He started drawing circles to match the measurements and created just the right
color -- bold red -- as a
background for the most important information I would ever need anyone to see in just 7
"NO Floxins Quinolones Cortico-Steroids NSAIDS
Diabetic" (See larger image at bottom of page)
Wherever I go, my "watch" screams out what NOT to do. It cannot
be missed. Everyone, especially
those in the medical profession, does a double-take, comes closer and says "What's
that?! or "What a
great idea" while viewing just a few lines of verbiage on something that took my
husband hours to
carefully put together.
And guess what? I called Timex and
sent them a photo of my very special "watch" with a compelling
letter. I heard back from them with great news. This wonderful company has a big heart!
care about helping those of us with medical problems, whose message MUST be seen in
circumstances .... and they have provided us their watches so that we can offer them to
So far, Timex has sent an initial batch of approximately 100 round,
large-faced watches: 29 are gold
plated and the rest are silver plated. The watchbands are standard men-sized and stretch
to fit the wrist.
Should any watchband be too large, the appropriate number of links can be removed. (I had
links taken out. My wrist is very thin.)
Contact us with questions at: staffatshareinthecaredotnet.
(Replace the bolded words with the correct symbols). If
interested in keeping yourself safe from drugs that can harm you, send a check for $16.00
+ $ 4.00 S&H and make it out to:
2807 Washington Road, Suite B 206
Augusta, GA 30909.
This check is to defray the cost of the time it takes to
create a professional Medical Watch to your specific needs and to get it
to you safely. Although my Medical Watch relates to my Fluoroquinolone toxicity, yours
can relate to your particular condition. However, a portion of your
donation will go towards research on Fluoroquinolone induced brain damage and irreversible
neuropathy or the next FQ Rally in Washington DC in 2014.
Include your choice of gold or silver. We will try to honor your request but cannot
promise that you
will get your color choice.
Include up to 7 words. Hint: Just provide the most important words, such as the
names of the
meds you definitely don't want or definitely must
have and the name of an important condition you
have, if it's absolutely necessary information.
Include your Name and Ship To address.
Give us your phone number in case we have a question.
Our phone number is: 706-284-0317 or 678-622-2190.
Our e-mail is: staffatshareinthecare.net (please use
the @ sign for "at".
Here's a photo of my Medical Watch. I feel much safer now that I have it:
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