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    Medical Inebriation

    How do you dill with this type of situation, where you have to get around to Dr appointments, but the meds have you very bombed? I am going on to three weeks with the same tooth in an inflamed state of being. It was caused through a crack, and that is from grinding my teeth. With the meds i have been on I can barely walk, but always find the need to get something from the store, craving diet seven up right now.
    I have a few stores, but they just carry junk food.

    How do you deal with a situation like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmythology View Post
    How do you dill with this type of situation, where you have to get around to Dr appointments, but the meds have you very bombed? I am going on to three weeks with the same tooth in an inflamed state of being. It was caused through a crack, and that is from grinding my teeth. With the meds i have been on I can barely walk, but always find the need to get something from the store, craving diet seven up right now.
    I have a few stores, but they just carry junk food.

    How do you deal with a situation like this?
    Isn't Diet Seven Up junk food?

    Be careful riding around while doped up.
    Gimme that car-free living!

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    I am sure diet 7 up is junk food, but at lease it does not have the same crap as diet coke, its different. i think I just mostly want the bubbles, mom made me drink it as a kid.
    I do really like riding or driving all doped up, especially since it is the same here in Portland.

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    We always talk on this forum about having a "Plan B" in place for unexpected situations. I guess you didn't do this.

    I think the answer is the same whether you drive a car or ride a bike. Right now you probably shouldn't do either. So what to do now?

    Personally, I would ask a friend to drive me to a good store, where I would stock up on enough food and supplies to last a while. Then I would stay home as much as possible and recuperate. If I absolutely had to go somewhere, I would walk, use transit, or call a cab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    We always talk on this forum about having a "Plan B" in place for unexpected situations. I guess you didn't do this.

    I think the answer is the same whether you drive a car or ride a bike. Right now you probably shouldn't do either. So what to do now?

    Personally, I would ask a friend to drive me to a good store, where I would stock up on enough food and supplies to last a while. Then I would stay home as much as possible and recuperate. If I absolutely had to go somewhere, I would walk, use transit, or call a cab.
    Good advice. The only thing I might add is the timmythology might want to consider sparkling water instead of diet 7 up. The grocery store brand is only 79 cents for a two liter, it's got the bubbles without all the diet chemicals.
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    When I broke my shoulder I used taxis to go to and from the hospital on several occasions. Otherwise I walked or took the bus or train.

    Maybe you have a friend who could deliver a good-sized supply of food and beverages? Then you wouldn't have to go out. Or you could see if there is a personal shopping service or grocery delivery. People who are disabled often make use of services like that.

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    Damn tooth feels much better, now for the root canal.

    My plan B just took a different job that allowed her to transition to max, so no car for her.

    Well at least it gave me the the time to take the e-wheel from my surly and prepare it for summer riding.

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    I take some medications that prevent me from operating things with wheels but when I take these I am probably not in any shape to be driving or cycling and either change my plans, have my wife drive, or forgo the medications and see how much pain I can take.

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    Two years ago I spent 6 weeks recovering from multiple rib fractures. It hurt so much I had to sleep sitting up on my couch. But I was always able to get a bus. If for some reason the bus wouldn't work, I would splurge on a taxi. No way I would drive a car or ride a bike in that period.

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    While I was carfree ...

    I burned my left foot to the bone. When the screaming subsided, I took a cab to the hospital to have it treated, and back home again. The next two days I took the bus to the walk-in clinic to have my dressing changed, but that was too much ... too difficult ... too painful. On my second visit to the walk-in clinic, a nurse quietly handed me a card with info about home care nurses. From that point on, home care nurses came to my home to change my dressings.

    During the next 5 weeks, I also discovered that there are lots of grocery delivery services available. I used one service ... I could email her my selection and request that she find things from up to 2 different grocery stores. And she charged me 15%. So if my grocery bill was $100 ... she charged me $15. And she brought everything right into my kitchen. That was really helpful given that I couldn't walk.


    I also had a tooth go so bad, I ended up in emergency with the worst headache of my life. When they discovered it was a tooth, and not a tumor or something, I got to my dentist with a cab ... I also got home with a cab. For the subsequent visits I was able to use the bus because it was a direct route and I didn't have to worry about changes.


    And not long after becoming carfree, I bought a small freezer. So about once every few months, I would stock up ... take a bus to a grocery store, take a cab home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Good advice. The only thing I might add is the timmythology might want to consider sparkling water instead of diet 7 up. The grocery store brand is only 79 cents for a two liter, it's got the bubbles without all the diet chemicals.
    Mix in an ounce of cherry extract, and it's a tasty sparkly drink that's healthy too!

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    So I have not taken any meds since Tuesday night and am just starting to get my balance back.
    At least I am able to get back to riding with my dogs.

    It does help to get others opinions and insights into this. It also enlightens me to know how good I have it with a bus 2 blocks away, train 5 blocks away two mups with in 1/4 mile of my house. I also have a kroger and trader joes with in two miles. So bare necessities are pretty close.

    Best news of the week of course is that I am back to commuting by bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmythology View Post
    Best news of the week of course is that I am back to commuting by bike.
    It's amazing how the body heals and how you can soon get back to normal. Congratulations on that!

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