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Subject:  Re: Unexpected windfall Date:  6/23/2007  1:45 PM
Author:  xraymd Number:  95004 of 123045

Modern medical science can keep the heart beating long after the body has exceeded its shelf life. Prepare for it.

I realize that I sound harsh about doctors, and I don't mean to be. I recognize that they are given little preparation for their 100% failure rate. They are trained to cure, and, as Wise Cousin Barbara pointed out after my last trip to the ER with my father, when you show up they assume that you want them to do something.

I thank God daily for people who work in hospice. They were truly a blessing for me.

Greetings, TMFPMarti, though this may be a bit off topic for the board, I am compelled to add my comments to your excellent post. I am an internist who primarily takes care of a geriatric panel (the young and healthy don't need ongoing medical care for chronic issues they don't have!).

EVERY DAY I encounter issues of when to decide not to push forth for what amounts ultimately to