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Old and Grey and Full of Germs

hospitalSitting by the fire reading my W. B. Yeats and considering intimations of mortality I silently closed my iPad and thought back to life as I experienced it just last week: three lazy days of laying in bed with frequent excursions to practice my projectile diarrhea. Ah, the vicissitudes of old age where mere gastric distress can be the harbinger of the abyss of dehydration, rapidly dropping blood pressure, and a midnight ride to the local hospital emergency room.

Four days of laying on your back in a modern hospital bed stuffed with weasels doing calisthenics, needles and tubes and beeping electronics, not to mention banks of nurses full of apologies when they jam a dull needle in each arm (several times).

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