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Better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick!

Posted Jul 31 2009 11:54am

Clown_doctors I am grateful to Miriam Lippel Blum, editor of the CKD Blog Report, for this citation to a journal article about the role of humour in recovery in renal patients.

SVEBAK Sven; KRISTOFFERSEN Bjørn; AASARØD Knut

Sense of humor and survival among a county cohort of patients with end-stage renal failure : A two-year prospective study

As of this publishing, I have not read the article yet - but hope to before my borrowing rights at the university library run out.  Will report back if successful.

This reminds me of what I used to tell people about an heriditary disease even more frightening than that which was causing my kidney problems.

What could be worse than what I had, they'd respond, what with the dislysis, sticking EPO injections into my leg, and so on.

Then I would tell them:

BALDNESS! Elmer_fudd

(Cue scary background music)

At this point, my conversation companion would inevitably be retreating out of the room whilst facing me.

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