Saturday, June 2, 2012

People and Medical Issues

I have been talking to people a lot about medical issues and procedures lately. The ailments range from damaged shoulders (mine included), to elbows (surgery on Monday), and bladders and prostrates (not mine). I have also talked to people about cancer and heart issues (also not mine), joint replacements (not mine) and visited an allergist who proclaimed that I am a very allergic person. I personally have seen more doctors during the past few months than I probably have during the past 10 years.

What does it all mean? I and my friends and family are getting old.

That is my conclusion. Old people talk about their next medical issue or appointment. Ugh!

There has to be more to life than growing old and going from one doctor to another with a steady and growing stream of medical and health issues.

And I know that there are other things to talk about. This week for instance--I enjoyed some racquetball matches where I am slowly becoming competitive again, I did a lot of work around the house--it seems that there is always more to do, and I had a busy and productive week at work. I also enjoyed time on the beach and some fabulous wines.

But what do I seem to want to talk about? My upcoming medical procedure!

Ugh!

Old!

I'm going to try to do better today and tonight with my friends. I resolve that are going to talk about something else--like the taboo topics of politics and religion?

Maybe not, we'll see.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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