Earlier this month, my friend had an outpatient procedure to remove a melanoma from the middle of his back. Everything went great and his prognosis is perfect. For 10 days after the procedure, he needed to tend to the wound and change the bandage. Since this sort of caretaking in the middle of his back was impossible, his spouse happily complied. And it got me to thinking, what if this happened to me? I’ve already had such thoughts, but about more catastrophic health events. Not something so mundane as changing the bandage at a spot I couldn’t reach. (Unfortunately my dog doesn’t have that much dexterity.) So what do we do about it? Let’s brainstorm. How can we create a network to help?
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