Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Life or death decision

One day you're walking down the street when a passing doctor stops you and tells you you're not looking well. You go to his clinic with him where he tells you you have a fever; come to think of it you have been feeling a bit warm lately but haven't been overtly ill. Anyway, the doctor says he's pretty sure he knows what's wrong with you even though he and his colleagues don't fully understand your condition but he does know how to fix you up. He tells you that without treatment your condition will probably continue to worsen and might eventually make you very sick or even kill you in 20 or 30 years. The treatment plan he suggests is not painless, however; it's very expensive and requires a top to bottom change in your lifestyle. So you can either:

  1. Ignore his treatment advice continuing on with your life but, mindful of the possible developing effects of your condition, prepared to make future adaptations that will ameliorate your symptoms.

  2. Give the doctor a huge chunk of cash, make ongoing large payments and totally reorganise your life as the expert suggests in the hope that your condition will not worsen.

What would you do if presented such a choice?


Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Well, the first thing I would do, is turn on unregistered comments... [cough]

Then, I would suggest that the doctor go on multi-million dollar speaking tours, warning of this grave threat. Perhaps by private jet.

Finally, I would seek alternative Chinese medicine, involving polar bear innards.

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