When I was discharged from hospital back in Jan 2017 I was given my goody bag of meds and a blue steroid card. I was told by the discharge nurse to keep the blue card with me at all times and to show it to any medics I had not seen before.
The first time I presented the card was to a nurse at the eye hospital. She took the card, looked at it and began to write in her notes that I was allergic to Prednisolone. I had a hard job trying to explain to her what the card was for.
I thought, what is the point of this card if the medics don't know what it's for. Not only that; I could leave home without the card.
So I ordered a silicon bracelet which states that I am steroid dependent, it's much easier and enjoyable shoving the bracelet in a nurses face than the blue card My doctor thought it was a brilliant idea, he had never seen one before.
I look forward to the time when I can take the bracelet off!!
OT While in the hospital ward, (there were only the two of us left) the young lady who had been in the bed next to mine told me excitedly that we were to go to the "Departure" Lounge ASAP. I asked her if were going to Spain perhaps, she looked at me with a blank expression on her face!!!
Oh well, you can't win em all!
No, we didn't have to show our boarding passes!