PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HEALING
Humor as natural medicine
During one of my many hospitalizations at the University Hospital in
Ann Arbor, Michigan, (this one, I think for major surgery,) a man down
the hall seemed to be in terrible distress. My Dad was sitting
with me and we listened as the man cried out, "Doctor, Doctor!!"
No doctor came. After a few minutes the gentleman began to cry out
again. This time he called out, "Nurse, Nurse!" No nurse came.
A few minutes later, and in obvious distress, the man then called out,
"Chaplain, Chaplain!" No chaplain came.
Finally, in desperation, the man cried out to his last remaining hope,
My Dad and I collapsed in gales of laughter. As sorry as I was for the
old gentleman, he'd managed to get the entire floor to laugh out
loud. Through his suffering he unknowingly gave us all a gift of
laughter. Imagine the good we'll do as we share our
This IS a true story!
- Laurie Silver