A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
You can truly say you have had a good day when you have not had to go see a dentist, an oral surgeon, an audiologist, an otolaryngologist, an oncologist, a nephrologist, a neurologist, a cardiologist, a dermatologist, an opthalmologist, a primary care physician, a urologist, and who have I left out? You can count the day even luckier if you have escaped going to the emergency room, Instacare, or the hospital. The day will be more pleasant if an MRI isn't screeching in your brain and you have avoided another Catscan. And maybe you have not needed to have 5 gallons of blood drawn to do 200 blood tests and had to aim carefully in a little bottle for a urinalysis. While we would like to avoid all of these visits and events as much as possible, yet we have to count ourselves fortunate that we have access to such an incredible array of medical skills and talents as well as the availability of countless pharmacists who work around the clock to keep us in pills and medications. Our health can become a trial and bewildering beyond our comprehension at any age. Yet the overwhelming majority of health care professionals I have been in contact with, minus a few who should never have gone into health care, are wonderfully caring and compassionate and do their best to lift us out of our despair and our worries and send us on our way to cope with whatever we have. Some times we latch on to a word or a phrase or an uplifting thought offered by a health care professional and we lean on these words and these hopes with gratitude for the thoughtfulness of the offerer. And somehow we gain the strength to cope and brighten our hopes for tomorrow.