We have been lounging in the San Diego area for a couple months and, as it turns out, that was fortunate. This evening I checked into the local, newly-built Kaiser hospital because I thought I had appendicitis. If we had been anywhere other than our hometown, my appendicitis could have been more difficult to manage.
Once through the emergency room, the staff sent me off to a CAT scanner where they were able to ascertain that I did indeed have appendicitis that was also blocking my intestine. That had cut way down on my toilet paper costs for the last few days.
Unfortunately, the appendix had burst or the blockage has become unblocked which gave me sepsis, a nasty customer. I don’t think the next few days are going to be fun.