Good health often depends on good timing

The importance of knowing when to book an appointment.

The cardiothoracic surgeon’s secretary told us she once had a patient who’d been waiting months and months for her operation. The secretary finally had a date available and phoned the patient. 

“I can’t do it then,” the patient replied. “The lino man is coming.” 

We all chuckled, but the secretary had reason to tell us this story. Hubby had just rejected the first date offered to him for his mitral valve repair and double bypass

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