I find myself so tossed by the stresses of this infection--and the downstream results--like MCS and much worse mold sensitivity--along with the life stresses I've endured in recent years like that 2 year period of demolition in my building, leaks, floods, a dentist fracturing my tooth socket etc etc that---- I have a hard time keeping up at all with regular checkups. I'm a woman. I'm supposed to get a pap smear yearly. I'm supposed to get a mammogram at least every 2 years (tho I have my concerns about the xray exposure and I hate getting them and my assessment is out on the ultimate RISK of all the x-ray exposure to breast tissue!!) I would like to get a baseline thermogram (and pay out of pocket) as well I have to get dental checkups--I have a lot of teeth problems. I need a partial denture. I need to test dental materials for compatability. All kinds of expense to that and time. I should get a baseline colonoscopy. Although my gut problems have cleared up off gluten--completely. Even so, I should. I'm afraid of the prep given my reaction to salt/c. The preps are very heavy on sodium and stress the kidneys. Besides, I figure it would be a big stress on my system. Some years ago I managed to get a sigmoidoscopy and was proud of myself. I just went to the ENT today because my mold allergies are acting up with the colder weather and less air circulation. I had her check my ears as I have problems with them after the tooth socket fracture (I don't talk about it) and after a nurse with a home chamber gave me a free hyperbaric session and blew out my other eardrum. How can I get work done, struggle along, try to look at Atlanta--and keep up with all the above? Some of it is covered by insurance but the dental is not. And even so there are co-pays. I also find most medical visits stressful because I'm "different". Like the ENT says Here's prescription Claritin. But I won't be taking it...I don't do well with drugs. All the above is in addition to weekly or biweekly trips out to my Long Island holistic doc for IV therapy...and trying to keep up my relationship with my NYC holistic doc, who provides me some other aspects of care. That requires visits, too. I just can't keep up with it all. And yet I know that preventive care and checkups are important. Do you all keep up with all the above?