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.
The day I started using Ibis was the day my life changed; it was the day that I took back control of my health.
Before Ibis, I was at the doctor’s office a lot – my blood pressure was out of control. I was put on medication to help me manage it, but every time I would see the doctor, they would tell me that the medication wasn’t working and that my blood pressure was still very high; as a result, they kept increasing my dosage. This led to me being very dizzy and weak most of the time and no longer strong enough to work or partake in activities that used to really mean something to me.
Because of how the Ibis system works, I started to take my blood pressure at home on a daily basis. To my surprise, every time I took my blood pressure at home, the readings were perfectly normal. It turns out that I suffer from something called “White Coat Syndrome.” I’ve had a few bad experiences with doctors in my past and because of that, every time I go to the doctor to get my blood pressure checked, I experience anxiety that heavily alters my blood pressure readings. Now, I’m on the minimum dosage for my medicine. I’m 80 years old and very active; I am now able to travel all the way to India every winter to work with impoverished children. I am now able to live my life the way I want to and continue doing the things I love.
If I never started using Ibis, I don’t know what my life would look like now. I adore spending time with my family and the work that I do – it’s what makes my life full and happy. Ibis has allowed me to do the things that I love with 100% of myself and that means the world to me.
I started using Ibis only a couple months ago, but it has already become an integral part of my daily routine.
I’ve been diagnosed with COPD for about 15-20 years, so I’ve had a lot of time to learn how to manage my condition. 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. Every little thing can cause one. If a candle is blown out and I’m around it, a flare up happens. If I inhale any second hand smoke, a flare up happens; the list is endless. Going outside and living my life is a constant battle because I have to be wary of my condition 24/7. 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. This whole process led to a lot of my flare ups becoming worse and taking longer to heal. With Ibis, when I put in a reading that is abnormal for me, my care coordinator 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 definitely 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 constantly 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.
"My COPD is so severe that I constantly have to be attached to an oxygen tank in order to breathe properly. For me, Ibis is a lifesaver - I don’t know where I’d be without it. The most important feature for me is Ibis’s protocol alerts. A simple trip to the bathroom can cause my oxygen saturation levels to drop into the 80’s, so having a place where I can put in that information and have it guide me through steps to remedy the situation is extremely valuable for me."
Pauline, Wilfred, and Wendy's Story
"During a regular appointment with my doctor, she brought up a program that she thought would be of great benefit to me. After she explained the basics of the program, she asked me if I would be in favor or trying it out and I said "yes." The company phoned me to set up a date to show me their program. I was amazed at the equipment; the computer program was well planned and the representative was polite and knowledgeable in setting up the equipment and explaining the program.
I am very pleased with the ease of using the program and the way it reminds me of what I forgot to do. It helps me know what medication to take and when to take it. This is a wonderful program that helps me manage my healthcare in the simplest way possible."