"Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day." ~ Harry S. Truman
Turns out, going to the hospital, when you're sick, is a lot like doing just that (kicking a warm turd, spitting into the wind, farting in the car with all of the windows rolled up). Now that 79-year-old Mac has been in the hospital for a full week, he's caught both pneumonia and MRSA. Hospitals are sealed up like those inflatable bouncing houses: the perfect environment for spreading turdy-germs around.
Some day, when our grandchildren are grown, they will look back on these times and talk about how barbaric was our efforts in "modern medicine" with all the invasive and contagious procedures; killing most of those who sought help. Throwing a bunch of really sick and some contagious people into the same building when their immune systems were already under attack just seems idiotic to me.
Doug and I both have living wills. This experience is convincing me even further that I never want a feeding tube implanted in my body: just poison me at home already! (I.e., if it looks like I'm about to die anyway). People can live 30 days without eating. Mac's MRSA is where they inserted the feeding tube: through his nose. Precious, helpless, man. Poor hurting family.
As a society, we need to overcome this idea that "I am my body." We must stop with the cosmetic surgery to delude the masses into thinking we are younger than we are (and ourselves into thinking we will live in this flesh forever). We are so much more than mere flesh! We should NOT fear death so that we try to stay confined in this package longer than optimal. When that mental transition is made -- when people start being more "real" and connect with their spiritual aspect on a more authentic level, we as a society will no longer be willing to bankrupt families. We will no longer tolerate doctors who approach healing as though their job is to shoo death away at all costs.
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