I don't normally get sick, and have been pretty lucky to be born with some decent genes.
But like most people, I do have some genes which create some bad cholesterol, and blame it on genes or life pressures, high blood pressure.
However, they are treatable by diet and various drug therapies.
If I can work out and exercise the doctors say that would be great.
Sure that would help, but the only one I kid is myself.
Between work, commuting and then some, I cannot find the time, nor make the time.
Maybe I am cheating myself. I know that not exercising creates angst in my family.
Seems they want me around for a while, which is a good thing.
But, there were two occasions over the last several days where I had to make an unscheduled medical appointment.
Regardless of the type, I could not help notice the various patients seated in the waiting room.
The national debate over health insurance was right there in front of me.
The patients in the waiting area were a motley group. Some were seniors, others middle age and some school age. Didn't matter if there were kindergarten or college.
The common denominator was we all needed medical treatment, some more dire than others.
As I sat there, I just wondered about the national debate.
Freedom of choice.
Co-payment or not?
Coverage or not?
We live in this great country.
With all its wealth, achievements in science, technology, the diversity and creativity of its vast number of citizens, and we ponder how to take care of our own?
There exists a solution to the health care controversy swirling about us..
The solution may not be found overnight, but we will find it.
The so-called cure may be political with thinking of re-defining of how we take care of ourselves and our loved ones.
One last thought on common denominator: we are all citizens, and one day each and every one of us will be a patient.