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As I have mentioned THE POINT is sort of a meeting place but what I didn’t mention is that if you have ANYTHING wrong with you this is the place to come for information–forget google!

Where I live at Gateway in Fort Lauderdale there are about 290 senior citizens. If you have any health problems this is the place to come and discuss it. You will hear all the good and bad about any procedure you are thinking of going through, what it will involve, whether you will be up and about in a day or a week or a month!

Going to have a hip replaced? A new knee? Cataract surgery? Diagnosed with diabetes? Cancer? Want to know about chemo or rehab? Heart surgery? Hey they walk around showing their ‘zippers’ with pride! (Only those who have had heart surgery or live with someone who has had it know what I am talking about!) Have a pain in your left side? Foot? Leg? Back? Head? Worried about shingles? Should you get the flu shot and when is the best time to get it? How often should you get a pneumonia vaccine? Have psoriasis? Cirrhosis? Nuerothapy? An ache here a pain there?

This is THE place to come! You will find at least 10 people with 10 experiences and 10 suggestions! They will tell you that everything will be fine, that you shouldn’t worry, that you will be back on your feet before you know. They will tell you what to eat and what not to eat when you have gout or an upset stomach or have a cold. They know EVERY medicine available and every side effect.

And folks the best part is that there are no office hours! And they don’t rush you. In fact they take hours describing what they went through and what you will be going through. They will tell you the best and the worst doctors and what hospitals serve the best food and which have the best nurses!

One thing, well two things, I will tell you and that is: 1) You will know everything and anything that you could ever want to know about any particular problem and 2) They will not only wish you well and tell you that ‘it is a breeze’ but they know–they definitely know–everything will be fine.

By the way if you need anything at least 200 of them will be there for you!


Posted January 28, 2015 by greatmartin in LIFE

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