I just got home yesterday from a week in the hospital. I was suffering breathing problems, shortness of breath, and then chest pains.... I called 911 and got whizzed across town to the hospital. Upshot is, I now am diagnosed with blood clots, some of which travelled to my lungs, A-fib of the heart (can be caused by the clots too) and finally a low-level Type 2 Diabetes. Danggit..... I had tried to avoid being on prescription meds, as that would complicate prepping and long-term survival. Now I am on three. Luckily, the dietary restrictions aren't too limiting, as it mostly involves cutting out the 'bad' processed foods I should have avoided to begin with. I'll tailor my food preps to the new requirements. I was one of those 'macho' guys who avoided going to the docs. Wish I'd gotten checked out earlier - looking back, I can see I had some 'hints' of trouble every so often, but just 'manned up' and ignored them. So as part of our prepping, a good addition is to get checked out medically, and not get blind-sided by a serious condition that could get us killed when TSHTF and top medical care is not there!