Maladies: Mrs. R. Returns Home

“…she could scream, cuss and even kick me, which she never does, and I wouldn’t mind it a bit.”

by Dave Riley

MY REGULAR BLOG POST will return next Wednesday, but for this week I just want to follow up on Mrs. R’s illness. After sixteen days in the krankenhaus, she has finally returned home. She is fine, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our grateful thanks to all who wished her well, both in the blog comments and by email, and to the medical staff that took great care of her, and were pretty accommodating to me as well.

Right now she could scream, cuss and even kick me, which she never does, and I wouldn’t mind it a bit. I’m ecstatic just to hear the sound of her voice.

(She proofreads all this stuff, you know, so once she reads that sentence she may put on her teasing cap and test me.)

I get upset when politicians say we have the finest health care system in the world. I grant, particularly after our most recent episode, that we may have the finest medical professionals, hospitals, research facilities and all that goes with those things. But it’s not the finest system because too many Americans don’t have sufficient access to it.

Fortunately Mrs. R. and I do, and I really sympathize with those who don’t.

I hope we both go a long time before we ever need it again for anything but the most perfunctory medical ministrations.

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Dave Riley

About Dave Riley

Growing Old Isn’t For Sissies is about aging. It’s stories of how some older people achieve remarkable successes, how some people make the lives of others better, and how all seniors have hurdles to face — maladies, loss of loved ones and more.