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    My first husband's grandmother and one of my very good friends was Christian Science, so why not check out a reading room for support for your decision? You would be in good company, and there is a lot that makes sense about that religion.

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    I am not against medicine per se, just the way it is done in the US based on profits for pharma and insurers vs based on evidence.

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    My uncle's mother was a Christian Scientist, and my parents often shook their heads over her "extreme" beliefs. She had the last laugh, living to over 100, healthily.

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    I have found a local cheese producer. Visited their farm and saw the cows are not mistreated.

    Now I am looking for a similar source for eggs. I know of one place but they are seasonal only.

    Eating healthy local food is one change I plan to make, though my motivation is even more so kindness to animals.

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    I wouldn't say I've opted out but I certainly don't like the way medical care is done these days. I would imagine a lot of doctors feel the same way. I would however be grateful for medical care in an emergency. Recently, I had a weird stomach issue pop up and the docs I saw wanted to run a gamut of invasive tests. Not one of them ever did a physical exam to locate my discomfort which I thought was odd. I decided just to ignore their advice and it eventually went away on its own. I pay cash for any dental stuff and it is crazy expensive so routine care no longer happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    My first husband's grandmother and one of my very good friends was Christian Science, so why not check out a reading room for support for your decision? You would be in good company, and there is a lot that makes sense about that religion.
    Christian scientists fascinate me. Years ago I was friends with a family of them. The whole belief of ‘being is spiritual not physical’ seemed to be at their core and was not something an atheist like me could ever entirely grok. I did find it curious that E, the father of the family, wore glasses and had spent a fair amount of time in dental chairs dealing with various issues. Those seemed like fairly physical issues to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Vision
    In another year when I run low on contacts I will need an eye exam - will deal with that then, possibly try out of state as my vision plan is national - they may less strict in that specialty in NH. It's been 4 years since my last specialty visit and I can still see so I think my central serous retinopathy healed itself, but to be safe I will continue watching my caffeine intake. I could also just wear glasses which I have. Or I could illegally buy contacts from another country that doesn't require a prescription.
    I won't plug any one particular online site for contacts, but I will add this. Many of them allow you to take an eye exam online, cheap ($10 - $20) or even free. For contacts you're required to have a prescription that's not over one year old. I took the exam online, for free. Only takes a few minutes. You need to have a smartphone during the online exam (you'll be submitting some pics of your eyes during the exam).

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