Monday, July 13, 2009

What is old?

I still take care of young patients sometimes. Today I was chatting with a 27 year old patient and his twenty something year old wife. I was telling them that at least he's doing better than a 30 year old patient with the same problem but has much much more severe deficits. The nice wife looked at me and asked (seriously), is it because he is old? I couldn't help but laugh out loud.

hint: if you ever feel old, talk to a geriatrician. Virtually everyone seems young to us.

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