One of the things I received while going through the pre-op process was a very special card. I happen to find it amusing, but then again – I’m easily entertained.
It is a card to be used when I need to go through a metal detector – such as at airport checkpoints. What it states is the fact that there is a metal implant in my leg. This could (or will) set off the detectors.
“This patient has a prosthetic joint implant….” is one the back of the card under the title..”Medical Alert”. It’s alerting whoever reads it to the fact they are dealing with a Bionic woman. 🙂
The front simply states my name, implant type, attending surgeon signature, and medical facility contact information.
I’m having it laminated to last a lifetime. Some people I know think it’s just too cool to have this card. 🙂
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