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Old 02-03-19, 04:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
What about when you can't walk? Or cycle or drive?

How do you go about your daily life? How do you get to your follow up medical appointments?

Like let's say you broke a hip or leg or badly burned a foot or something.

What resources does your area provide for those sorts of circumstances?
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
Stretchers probably, though when I was transported from the local hospital, to a major medical center after my cycling accident it was on a stretcher, by helicopter.
Originally Posted by Machka View Post
You're going to use a stretcher to go to work, do your shopping, and take care of errands?
Stretcher would be for emergencies. Otherwise as I described:
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
So too, Boston is a medical mecca, and major teaching hospitals are within about two miles, and we have a car parked nearby.

For a personal crisis, one is always advised, don't drive yourself. Ambulances, taxis, and Uber are always available, and subway lines bring you to a short walk of a Hospital or doctor's office, at least where we live.
For a further comprehensive list, I could get the servants to bear me on a sedan chair or a rickshaw...Now that's car-free...

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