Two patients limp into two differant medical
clinics with the same complaint.
Both have hip pain and are having trouble walking
and appear to require a hip replacement.
The first patient is examined within the hour, is
x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following
The second patient sees his family doctor after
waiting a week for the appointment, then waits another eight weeks to
see a specialist, then gets an x-ray which isn't reviewed for another
week. He finally has his surgery scheduled for six weeks from
Why the different treatment for the two
patients you ask?
Well the first patient is my Golden Retreiver.
The second is my 74 year old father.
Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
George William Curtis
He who has health has hope and he who has hope has
- Arabian Proverb
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