I really wish I were a much smarter person. I would make it my goal to try to figure out how people—all people—can somehow transition their brains to work together in a positive, supportive mode…and that negative, disruptive, combative behavior … Continue reading
Posted in communication, Family, health, Poetry, of sorts
Tagged care, conncern, ethics, golden rule, good vs evil, hoispital, humanity, illness, meanness, morality, North Korea, race
The few times I’ve spent a night or two in the hospital have left me with the theory that there is a definite social process that takes place if you wind up sharing a room with another patient. First of … Continue reading
Posted in Family, health, WHATEVER!
Tagged bedside manner, doctor, hospital, hospital room, illness, knee replacement, medical, medical procedure, medicine, nurse, operation, pain, pain management, recovery, roommate, sick, surgery
Used to be, you were sick, you called your family doctor and he told you to come on over. Sometimes he’d even come to see you if you were that sick. ‘Dem days are sure over. Today, if you’re thinking … Continue reading
Posted in communication, health
Tagged doctor forms, doctor visits, doctors, illness, lawyers, legal, legal forms, medical forms, medical history, medical procedures
Last summer I received the ultimate bad news that no patient wants to hear from his doctor. I was told I had cancer. Albeit, it was prostate cancer which is one of the most common cancers found in men and … Continue reading
Posted in WHATEVER!
Tagged biopsy, cancer, Danny Kaye, death, doctors, Hans Chrsitian Andersen, hopital, illness, infection, medicine, prostate cancer, sickness, the fault in our stars
This year has been fraught with medical issues for me. It comes with the territory, I guess–I am 68 years old. Things begin falling apart or wearing out at this stage in life. It is not unusual, based on the number … Continue reading
Posted in SERIOUSLY
Tagged accidents, age, aging, death, fate, growing old, illness, life, medical, medical procedure, medical test, medical treatment, medicine, old
Strangely, I wrote this “deep” self-reflective poem and posted it on my blog last week (it’s just below this one if you care to read it). At the time I never realized it may have been “epitaphy” in nature. See, … Continue reading