October 2011

Up front


Volume 40, No.10, October 2011 Pages 751-751

Kath O’Connor

Sometimes I wonder what medical secrets my body holds. Do I have gallstones just waiting for the next meal of fish and chips to erupt into biliary colic? What degree of osteoarthritis is accumulating unseen in my spine? How much atherosclerosis is silently mounting up in my arteries? Then again, knowing the answers to these questions is unlikely to enhance my life. Unless these abnormalities become symptomatic, I am probably better off not knowing. Better to carry some secrets with me to the grave.

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