Monday, July 09, 2007
I tried to be responsible!
I tried, and I followed the advice I was given all throughout my diabetes lifetime.
"Get a medic alert bracelet, and wear it"
I have had several throughout my lifetime, but a few years ago I lost my bracelet, and never bothered to replace it. I figured "why bother....". Seems ironic seeing that I work in the front of the line pre hospital field....
Last November I purchased this fancy little medical alert bracelet from the Medical Alert Canada company. The bracelet arrived, and I have been wearing it faithfully every since!
Good for me!
Yesterday, it broke....and my pretty little beads flew all over my car. I tried to gather them up, but I am missing several. I searched and searched, calling out for my missing beads.....(and then realized my car was dirty and spent several hours after that cleaning it out)
I called Medic Alert this morning, thinking this was straight forward: It is broken, they replace. No, not that easy. Hmm....I barely like wearing this bracelet as it is....don't give me reason to steer away now!
Sure enough, I was offered no help. They will repair the bracelet for me - but it would require me to mail the bracelet at my expense and wait the 8 weeks or so. PLUS, I am missing several of the beads from the explosive break....so they said it can not be repaired!?
Ah well, I wore the bracelet and was responsible for the past 9 months. Maybe with my new beading talents I will create a new bracelet, and incorporate the medic alert tag. I think that is what I will do....give me some time, but I am sure it will be less then the 8 weeks quoted, and I will have a new (and more creative) bracelet on the go! From this frustration will come good. I promise!
(later this evening: I spent an hour or two tonight working on new beads for my bracelet (Lampworking).....hard to make small beads!! Stand by for the pics tomorrow of the beads I created, and I will get some heavy duty bracelet wire and make a creation that will not break!!)