Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
-- Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5
We often refer to it as "Better living through chemistry". Tons of medications are prescribed for every illness and often, as with my heart problems, multiple prescription drugs are necessary.
Currently my cholesterol numbers are off and usually when my lab results show any kind of change, my cardiologist will increase, decrease or add a new pill to my regime.
His nurse called yesterday with the doctor's new prescription for my current problems. He wants me to get back on my fitness program and reverse my weight gain with diet and exercise. What kind of doctor makes this type of cure the responsibility of the patient?
I don't think his drug sales reps are going to be very happy with him.