A warning to everyone regarding the auxiliary lymph node wrist bands. I purchased one some weeks ago, having had three lymph nodes taken from my right armpit, I spoke to a lady who already had one and had pointed out, if I was unconsious and had to be treated, they would probably use my right arm for both bp and canula needles.
On Monday I was rushed into hospital with a very high temperature and what turned out to be an infection at 5am with my husband following by car and not being able to keep up with the ambulance, fortunatly I was still concious and was able to tell the ambulancman that he could not use my right arm.
I was also wearing the mauve wrist band that I wore all the time with the warning of not using this arm for bp or needles. The ambulance people did not look at the band and in the hospital non of the nurses or doctors did, they see so many on people, they disregaurd them as being of any significans. It was only the fact that I was able to tell people that I had a picc line in my left arm and auxiliary lymph node removal on the right.
I’m now looking to find something else and it will probably be something like an sos bracelett. But if anyone else can come up with a suggestion for something that would let these wonderful health services know, I would appreciate any input.
I am now home, not totally well yet, but I hope on the road to recovery and to face what I hope with be my last EC on the 27th, before starting Pacletaxol in January.