One of the top things that we’d likely miss after a total collapse is the relative ease with which we can obtain medical and dental care. Granted, dealing with our current health care system and insurance companies is no picnic but it still beats the hell out of standing in line for hours on end to see the only medical professional (who might be a registered nurse, not even an M.D.) available for miles around.
As with anything else, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While few people really enjoy visiting the doctor or the dentist, it is far better to get a handle on problems or potential issues early on instead of letting them fester and get worse and worse.
I will freely admit I absolutely abhor visiting the doctor and dislike going to the dentist even more. It is always a hassle, necessitating taking time off work and money out of my pocket. But none of us are getting any younger. As we age, it gets more and more important to stay on top of developing health problems.
Your focus this week is going to be getting in to see your doctor and dentist. You’ll likely not be able to get your appointment made for this coming week but call them and do what you can to get in soon. Get a complete physical done, including any recommended blood work. Get a dental exam, x-rays, and cleaning if you can swing it.
If you have financial problems that are affecting your ability to get health or dental care, start setting money aside for that purpose.
Hopefully you’ll get a clean bill of health. If you don’t though, immediately start looking into natural remedies for any ailments or issues. Herbal remedies, folk medicine, that sort of thing. Remember, there may come a time when prescription medicines won’t be available. Better to do the research now with all the resources available to you, such as the Internet and public libraries.
It never hurts to speak to your doctor about alternative medical treatments as well. More and more physicians are recognizing the value of these approaches. If your doctor is dead set against anything other than popping more and more pills, it might be time to look for a new medical provider.
Your assignments this week:
1) Get in to see your doctor and dentist as soon as possible. Make a list of any issues you are concerned about and be sure to take the time to discuss each of them with your medical provider.
2) Great sales are starting for the holiday season. Take advantage of them as you can to help fill any gaps you have in your preps.