Be it cancer or constipation,'tain't the same in prison!
We old folks love to talk about our physical ailments and shortcomings. Just sit in when old codgers are gathered at your small town coffee shop in the morning, or eavesdrop at the local senior citizens center. Health issues and physical problems are sure to be part of the conversation, and not just aches and pains. You’ll hear about leg cramps, vertigo, blood pressure, cholesterol, constipation and/or its opposite malady. And it won’t stop there. There’ll be interesting discussions about pills and salves, cough syrups, tonics, laxatives and suppositories. You’ll also do some chuckling as you listen, because the conversation will be laced with graphic descriptions and mispronunciations! But the deal is that most of us old folks are able to get adequate medical care, and have access to medical care practitioners. We gripe and complain, but many services and treatments are available to us. I’m so mindful of that as I listen to 20-25 medical messages a week from prisoners