posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 08:54 AM
Good point. I've thought about this a number of times.
I only have to take one medication, thank the gods, but it is for a heart condition. It's to keep my heart in normal rhythm. I've been in ICU three
x for atrial fib, very fast heart rate (170-180s), blood pressure dips dangerously, and heart isn't actually pumping blood throughout the body,
instead it is more 'quivering' than pumping.
So this is my plan...I'm getting stocked up on my meds, plus changed my diet completely and am walking three miles a day, in hopes that this will
help to strengthen my heart and cut down on the chance it can go out of rhythm. I get my meds a little earlier each time and get them filled and put a
few back out of each bottle for storage. IF there comes a time when it looks like it will be problematic getting the meds, I will start weaning myself
off of them with the ones I have stored away, gradually decreasing the dosage.
This is the only thing I could come up with. Thankfully my children and partner do not take any meds at all, so I am counting our blessings there.
I've also been studying up on herbal/plant uses & medicinal properties for a few years and started an organic herb garden, to see what does what to
encourage stable health.
I'm curious to see what others may have to say about this...great thread, by the way! this is something I don't think very many have thought about.
My real concern is the disabled/elderly population, who cannot fend for themselves and depend on outside caretakers to come and provide care. Could
you imagine being trapped in a wheelchair starving to death?? awful thoughts, I know, but things we NEED to consider.