Teach Me to Number My Days

My patients routinely ask me, “Doc, why do these brown rough spots grow on my back? Why do my joints hurt so bad?”

I respond with a smile, “That’s the price you pay for living so long.” We all grow old and our physical bodies become infirm. A good portion of my medical practice is devoted to combatting the consequences of aging — achy-breaky joints, clogged arteries, failing vision, poor balance — you get the picture. Some of you have been there and are doing this right now!

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