So, like it or not, we're getting to know Arvin, who is appearing twice a week at the crack of dawn to poke and probe and listen and make copious notes. He's a nice man, but an intruder, nonetheless.
This week Iris appeared. She's a physical therapist assigned to get the man to exercise, probably a good idea, for our own good intentions never quite come to pass, left to our own devices. She'll be appearing twice a week for a while before leaving us on our own to keep up the patient's strength. Mr. Bob's a good subject and willingly follows her directions, with no complaints and a lot of good humor.
Now a Clinical Psychologist wants to come see Mr. Bob for a psych review. No doubt a little black mark will be put into Bob's chart, for he's turning down the offer and in his telephone message he told Dr. Lehmann that he has an ample support group for his current health challenge and that his time is filled with doctor appointments, home nurses and physical therapy. Enough's enough.