Are you prepared for survival without doctors? If we had a disaster or unforeseen emergency and the roads cannot be driven on, now what? I want us to think about something today, concerning doctors or clinics. I hope and pray we can continue to go visit our favorite doctors or clinics for a very long time.
But what if we can’t because the power is out and our insurance cards (if we have them) will not work at the pharmacy. Our favorite doctor’s office where we pick up the phone and make an appointment can’t be contacted because the phone lines have been severed. This happened in Flagstaff, Az. last year. It was a simple cruel act of vandalism slicing through the cables of Century Link’s power lines in 2015. USA Today Article
My daughter was living in Flagstaff at the time and reported to me that her cell phone a different phone carrier than her husbands did not work. Her cell phone service ran through Century Link. She called me from her husband’s phone to alert me to the fact that several stores could not take debit or credit cards. They could only take cash and only for limited items.
The pharmacies could not dispense prescriptions because they had no internet to receive approval in order to fill the prescriptions. Yes, this happened right here in the USA! Yes, it can happen to us. Here’s the deal, please fill all your required prescriptions for your family if possible for 90 days. Sometimes you can get a 90 day supply sometimes you cannot. I get it. But ask if it’s possible to get a 90 supply.
I found a book called “The Survival Medicine Handbook” The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way that I highly recommend. It is the best emergency preparedness medical book I have seen as of now. I will highlight a few tidbits from the book below. I would add this book to your first aid kit supplies ASAP.
One thing we all need to think about is the fact that if our community has a disaster typically all doctors and nurses are notified to go to emergency centers, hospitals and wherever the county directs them to go. This means that a doctor or nurse living on your street may not be available to take care of anyone in the neighborhood. In other words, we will be on our own.
Now, I typically only go to the doctor once a year if that. I have learned to heal my body naturally with essential oils and other natural remedies. I am not saying essential oils can cure anything….let’s make that clear. I have had some blogger friends websites shut down by the FDA and I do not want that to happen to me. Just giving you the heads-up here.
I recommend always going to see a physician if your gut tells you to see one. Typically, I can heal my own body without having to go see a doctor but that’s just me. When I was growing up I bet I went to the doctor twice in my whole life.
Prepared For Survival:
Tidbits/titles from Dr. Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P.’s book I think we all can use today and or after any disaster.
Hygiene and Sanitation:
Dental Issues: tooth decay, toothache, dental fractures, dental extractions
Respiratory Infections: Colds vs Influenza
Food and water-borne illness, sterilizing water and food
Dealing with sewage issues
Appendicitis and conditions that mimic it: tubal pregnancy, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts
Pelvic and vaginal infections
I hope the titles I listed above give you a taste of what’s in this amazing book. Every family needs this book to use today and after a disaster or unforeseen emergency. So I will ask you again, are you prepared for survival without doctors? I bought this book for a reason and I feel I am very self-sufficient. May God bless you for being prepared for survival.