All I remember is having a really bad earache - after that, nothing. Turns out I had bacterial meningitis. I suffered from severe memory loss to the point where I couldn't even remember what year it was. Recovery was hard, but I was determined to get better. When I was finally well enough to be discharged from the hospital, my doctor recommended Ibis to me. He explained how to works and I agreed to give it a try.
Although I'm a lot better than I used to be, I still have memory issues. Ibis helps me with those issues by reminding me of the different things I have to do during the day; it also gives me something to look forward to. I would absolutely recommend this system to anyone with any type of sickness because it's an easy and efficient way to stay on top of managing your health.
I started using Ibis only a couple months ago, but it has already become an integral part of my daily routine. Before I started using Ibis, I struggled with noticing flare ups before they got worse. When trying to manage COPD, preventing and catching flare ups is one of the most important things you can do. Using Ibis helps me manage my COPD. By constantly tracking my vitals, I can catch small problems before they grow into a larger issue.
Also, I can get immediate help when I need it. Before Ibis, it took me a while to realize there was something wrong with my lungs. Once I finally realized I needed help, I had to call my doctor to schedule tests. By the time the test results arrived, it was another couple days later. With Ibis, when I put in a reading that is abnormal for me, my Care Navigator is alerted immediately and follows up if the problem persists. It allows me to be confident that if a flare up happens, it can be treated as soon as possible. I would recommend Ibis to anyone who suffers from any type of chronic condition - it's extremely helpful.
Before using Ibis, I visited the hospital once every week - sometimes even more. My doctor recommended Ibis to me saying that it would help me manage my health, so I decided to try it. I was hesitant at first, but looking back, I don't know where I'd be without it. Having one place where I can keep track of what meds and vitals I've taken is really valuable for me because otherwise I would forget. It's important for me to know what meds I have and haven't taken, but what's most important to me is tracking my vitals.
By having vitals such as my blood glucose reported and monitored, I'm able to catch problems before they become worse. Since using Ibis, I've gone from visiting the emergency room around 50 times a year to around 20 times a year, which is an amazing accomplishment for me - and I don't think I could have done it without Ibis.