[font=arial,helvetica:e86fc2ak] Mike+Lorri: I joined a couple of weeks ago. I am enjoying the pictures, and satilite views.
My question is What Kind of Medical help do you have there?
We all ,up here in the warmer climes followed the story of one of your group haveing a Medical Problem with Breast Cancer,and had to be airlifted out? So what about broken bones ,tooth aches(mine hurt just hearing about the intense cold)
I live in Kansas, and the coldest it has gotten in years is never more then about -12 degrees.
The program hires a doctor and a physicians assistant for the winter. They like everyone else are stranded here from February to August so there isn’t a lot of room for anything requiring hospitalization. Mostly it’s a clinic. They will set broken bones and are able to do most things you would find in an emergency room. The harder part is teeth. No dentist in the winter. The doctors get a little bit of dental training but for the most part anyone with a toothache gets antibiotics and they have to wait until August.
The real truth down here is that we go through something equivilent to an astronaut physical before coming down. Lots of blood tests measuring everything that could possibly cause a problem and plenty of people flunk it. Even in the summer with regular airflights you are at least 3 days from a hospital and if the weather turns sour you can be up to a week or more so they don’t take any chances.
I recieved your letter and thank you, boy I will pray that nothing happens to anyone that is terrible if you need help and can not get to it…… Well I hope you keep me informed…. Kepp in touch and if you have any quesstions on what’s the news anywhere in USA or here in Utah or myself or people let me know…… Mary
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