Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hospital Number Four

Schools and Hospitals in Ukraine are numbered.  Streets have names.  Like Lenin, Karl Marx, Heroes of Stalingrad and the Glorious October Revolution.  Changing street names is fairly low on the priority list.  Repairing them is only slightly higher.

Tuesday, Tanya made an appointment for my annual check-up with one of the top Urology specialists in Dnipropetrovs'k.  Prostate glands are the bane of men and angels. Angels, you say?  Certainly, there is even a song about "Let angels' prostates fall".  I think it is in the Hymn about the Royal Duodenum that my cousin Lorne and I used to sing 40 or 50 years ago. But I digress.

The appointment was for 11:00 and at 11:2O we were ushered into his office on the 3rd floor of Hospital Number Four near the west end of the city in the industrial area.  At 11:40 the examination was over and at 11:45, with hand written report to put in my medical records (individuals, not the doctor's office, are responsible for maintaining their own records) and having paid him $25 we were on our way home.  With a clean bill of health and the satisfaction of having done my duty as an aging male and actually gone for a check up.

And I'll put in another plug for my Number One Son-in-Law who is growing a one month wonder mustache to raise money for Prostate Cancer Research.  You can donate HERE.


  1. I'm glad you have a clean bill of health.

    Thanks for pushing The Guy's fundraising!

  2. That was a gooder! Mom (they are here for the weekend) and I both laughed until the tears ran.

  3. Glad to know that at least your body is in good shape!

    Your mind? Uh, well, . . .

  4. Everything works out in the to speak. It comes from leading a sedimentary lifestyle (all the sludge settles to the bottom).

    Hi, to your folks, DM.

  5. Was he able to tell from the prostate exam that I no longer have to worry about how your mind works? I mean no disrespect but most men's brains are in their...nevermind.

  6. Women sit on a fortune; men sit on their brains.


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