Today, while I accompanied a loved one to visit the geriatrician, I witnessed some of the best doctoring I’ve ever seen.

With honesty and understandable frustration about a body that seems to be abandoning its owner (who is otherwise quite young), my loved one asked the doctor for his diagnostic assessment: “So, what do I have?”

“You’ve had a great career, you have a great family, and you’ll have a great future that we need to write together.”