July 16, 2002

An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention

After a medical near-crisis here Sunday night, a few take-home lessons:

"Out, out, brief candle" is a pretty good statement of human frailty. Permanence is a profound illusion, a lie we must tell ourselves from minute to minute.

It is not good to have a medical emergency when one must follow a parade of at least three cars and a large piece of farm equipment to reach the ER. Talking 16 miles of parade here. No clowns, no bands. Two lane road like varicose veins and no, I mean NO passing.

The cobblers children have no shoes. At our house, the pharmacist's medicine cabinet has no pills. But we will be adding Benedryl. You should too. It's not just for breakfast anymore. This med is helpful with bee sting allergies which can be just annoying, but this and other swellings can be life threatening. Some simple antihistamine can save a life. Just do it.

Live each day as if it might be your last. Be prepared...in life, for death. They waltz together to music we do not hear.

Posted by fred1st at July 16, 2002 04:10 PM
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