Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Its Own Morbidity

Eric's doctor summoned the family to a meeting yesterday afternoon. We were anticipating something upsetting, but all he wanted to do was consult us about taking him off warfarin- an anticoagulant that protects against heart attacks and strokes but increases the danger of internal bleeding.  It's a big choice, yet hardly a choice at all.  As the doctor said in his doctory way, "Old age creates its own morbidity."

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