Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Health Care & other things

Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.

The first patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week. The second sees his family doctor after waiting a week for an appointment, then waits eighteen weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another month and finally has his surgery scheduled for a year from then.

Why the different treatment for the two patients?
The first is a Golden Retriever. The second is a Senior Citizen.


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that my Mom is able to receive first-class health and medical attention

for Awareness, Acceptance, Action

for my daily sobriety and and opportunity for long-term recovery

for my ability to prepare and organize

for all of my sober friends

for oatmeal & raisin cookies

that it's Gay Pride month; the parade is on the 24th

IF IT'S SOMETHING I WANT, IT'S MY WILL.
IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS TO ME, IT'S GOD'S WILL.
Denial is Not a River in Egypt

10 comments:

Mary Christine said...

All sounds good... especially the cookies.. mmmm.

Lex-Sunshine said...

can I have some cookies?

sirreene said...

So we should be born again Dogs?

Tab said...

All of your sharing daily here is inspiring Daave.Thanks for sharing,
even the oatmeal and raisen cookies!
* Happy Gay Pride Month :)

Diego said...

I've heard that all is good in God's world....I'm grateful that you are staying sober and sharing your experience, strength and hope....have a great day!

Daily Piglet said...

I love cookies!

recoveryroad said...

Pride in London was always a totally lost/destroyed weekend for me.

Some good memories though. memories being a tad hazy at times.

Trudging said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM cookies

NMAMFQLMSH said...

I'm with Mary Christine...it's all good.
I see you,
JJ

BigSkymAAck said...

It is all good. Makes a person wish he was a dog. NOW I am the original Cookie Monster, contrary to popular my favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin.