1. I’m learning that everything Bill Gardner writes is worth reading, and comes from a place of urgent humanity. Today’s story is no exception.
2. I’ve also learned recently that if you try to interact with the medical system without a doctor on your side — and maybe even then — you’re screwed. I’ve actually learned this in many contexts over the years (particularly the context of childbirth), but I’ve lately been re-learning it — either from my own experience or that of others — weekly as of late.