Are You Healthy Enough for…You Know?

motherAnother story about my mother, who at eighty plus is always up for a laugh. We recently visited her cardiologist for a routine checkup. She’s been seeing him for years. Noticing a few gray hairs, she studied him seriously. “Can you recommend a good cardiologist?”

He was shocked since they have a twenty-year relationship, bantering back and forth from the time she enters the room till he leaves. “Mrs. Swain, have I done something to offend you? You’re one of my favorite patients.”

“Oh no, I just noticed you had a few gray hairs and a couple of wrinkles around your eyes. I just wanted to have somebody lined up in case you want to retire one day!”

He laughed and hugged her. “Don’t you worry. I won’t be retiring for another twenty years.”

She looked him square in the eye. “I know. That’s about what I figured, too.”

As they finished the visit, he asked if she had any more questions. “Well there is one more thing. I saw a commercial on TV for one of those special medicines for men. I can’t imagine why I need to know, but they said I should ask my doctor ‘Are you healthy enough for sex?’.” If he’d been drinking coffee, he’d have sprayed the wall!

49 thoughts on “Are You Healthy Enough for…You Know?

  1. Sounds like something my 84-yo mother-in-law would have said. She lives in senior housing, and complains almost every day that she’s tired of being “around all those old people” and she refuses to wear a hearing aid because she thinks it will make her look old. Gotta love ’em!

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