Last year we saw a lot of emergency situations take place in the United States. Usually we have hurricanes and also tornados which can shut down location for up to a month. This is really bad, but last year we saw riots do the same thing. It was super sad to see. Now my family is planning on criminals attacking already and it is not a fun thing to think about. Citizens have been shows by police that they won’t be held accountable for crime and that means that this election year our economy and ability to receive items for an extended amount of time could happen. Last year it happened and we won’t forget it. So what it was like was just like a normal time of crisis and emergency like a hurricane. To me this simply said, that I need to be prepaired for a new type of emergency because I have a stoma and I need gear to live safely.
It is not dumb to prepare for something that has happened and can happen again. When you see this exact situation happen and in my case, it was 12 months or so back, then why wouldn’t I be prepared for it now when it is likely to happen again? That is what I am doing and I want people to be prepared just in case they lose the ability to get their ostomy gear. I say this because our country runs on just-in-time delivery. Even for our medical gear, we wait until we are about out for our next shipment to come in. For me, this happens every month and most of the people with a stoma in this country are the same way. But in many major cities pharmacies where we get our emergency gear if we run out were closed, burned down, or blocked by criminals. It was simply not safe to go out and get new gear and the post office and amazon were not delivering in the parts of my city that were overrun with looting and rioting. The news did not show those cities and still, riots are happening in 2021 and they do not exist on all major media.
I now see that the news is flat out lying and I am no longer going to worry about their lies. I am going to simply have enough stock on hand to be safe. I have never been a prepper, but I now have two months of extra supplies on hand. If the worst happens and I have locked in again due to COVID-19 and illegal riots then I will be just fine. But many people won’t. If an emergency happens they will be in trouble and that is why I am writing this. Don’t get yourself into a situation that you have to go out into danger just to get an ostomy bag. That is insane to me. There is nothing crazy about being safe.
I am now prepared for a likely situation to come and I feel confident in having the extra gear. I am not worried anymore about the economy failing for a small amount of time or that I will be stuck with reusing old supplies that are now unsanitary. Anxiety is lower on my end because I am ready and will be just fine, I hope you will be too.