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Friends, I recommend trying to immediately schedule and get finished any needed or planned medical procedures, surgeries, dental work, etc. as soon as possible, i.e. urgently.

You may find that in a few month hospitals are overwhelmed and high risk of infection from COVID19, especially in ERs.

My story, about a year ago I was admitted to the ER with a bad infection and gallbladder problem. I was admitted on an emergency basis for 5 days. Very infected. I was given the option of a surgery to remove my gallbladder to prevent future problems. EVERYONE recommended it. I was worried, but advice I received on this forum was prudent. I got it done, it was a non-event. I'm so thankful I did. I would hate to be vulnerable needing a surgery or at risk of ER and surgery with a known issue.

If you need medical care, get it done now, scheduled, while you can and have easy access to care. Get as much taken care of and get as much prescriptios as you can.
 

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I just had a filling that needed replacing done, finally got the nerve up to go to the dentist. I had been putting it off, but the thought of not being able to get it done in the middle of a pandemic and maybe getting an infection from it scared me into action. Glad it is done and you are right.
 

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Our small surgery office is booked out two months except for emergencies. I agree...get it done now annnnnd if its important you might want to fudge the pain scale a bit. Just saying, pain and infection are always top priority.
 

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Leadcounsel; I think it's to late..we are at the height of the flue season.

And the flue is particularly nasty this year.
Lots of coughing going on and some of it are from nurses.

They are wearing masks but I'm not reassured.

Hell I'm wearing a mask ....was told by my nurse that according to the CDC that you can still infect someone (that has a week immune system) with the flue up to 3 weeks after your 24hr fever free.
I can only find a vague reference on the CDC site..so I think they are being overly cautious now.
3 more sessions and I don't have to set foot in a facility for month at least.

Maybe this corona scare will blow over by then.

I feel badly for the front line professionals that have to deal with this on a daily basis .
 

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I have a fractured tooth (molar) that needs to have a cap and possibly a root canal. I tried to address this over a month ago but due to being in the 3rd trimester of this pregnancy, the dentist didn't want to do it until after I deliver (my obgyn cleared me but talked to several dentists and they said I was too late in the pregnancy for them to feel comfortable me being on my back that long). I'm hoping I'll have this baby within the next week. I will be scheduling the dental work immediately after, no matter how I feel post partum. I'm very aware that it's still too late (as far as seriously risking exposure) but I would rather that than take a chance at it getting infected later.
 

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leadcounsel is right: get medical care and dental care done ASAP. I've been postponing dental care for several years due to conflicting priorities, and it has caught up with me. I've had two dental abscesses recently. I just had a root canal done two weeks ago. I have a broken tooth that gets infected off & on; it needs to be extracted. And, I need a cleaning. Because of COVID 19, the last place I want to be these days is in the dentist's chair, with people's hands in my wide-open mouth. But I'm now stuck with that situation because I have not been a good prepper in terms of dental care.

I've learned my lesson.
 

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I had a couple of nerve blocks performed a few days ago, of course they always try to kill me every time I go to the hospital. Made it out without getting arrested.

My prescriptions are topped off for at least 90 days. My pain medication is month to month as always. Stocked up on my MM supplies for a while.
 

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I had a dental x-ray but had to postpone treatment because of my other derailment .

One Doc I see looks at me incredulously and says(I've been reading your chart) I didn't expect you to look so well.
Says he's friends with the doc that treated you...keeps asking about you .....You know with what you have going on either one of these derailments could have taken you out...you must have good reserves.
I didn't tell him ..well I'm a survivalist heh heh

Am going to try to get my dental in asap ...if anyone is hacking or coughing in the waiting room they can just call me from my car when they're ready.

After this week I can hole up at home other than work and if TSHTF I'll kiss off work and retire a bit early.
I could hole up for months without lacking any convenience.
 

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I have Tricare, so by the time I can get an appointment, get a specialist, test, procedures, etc. the apocalypse and rebuilding of civilization would have happened 3 or more times.
 
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