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The Myth of Certainty

This topic came up again today in a conversation with my father. He has always been a remarkably healthy man – never hospitalized, never really sick that I can remember (the mumps once when I was a small child meant a couple of days out of work – but other than that…no illnesses). Last week he started to feel really lousy and my mother commented that he looked jaundiced. They were visiting their Cape house, and he realized he might really be ill, so they flew back home to Florida. Today the doctor decided to admit him to the hospital to do more aggressive testing because he was feeling so tired and awful. Continue reading →