Conversations that involve a combination of medical and halachic issues usually sound like some version of this:
Doctor: "Look, RaggedyMom, I'm not your posek, but . . . "
Rabbi: "Listen, RaggedyMom, I'm not a doctor, but . . . "
I'd say that the two of you kind (other) men in my life need to just get together and talk it all out!
Imagined conference call (sounds a lot like planning a date):
Doctor: Hey Rabbi, what do YOU want to do?
Rabbi: Dunno, Doc. What do YOU want to do?
Okay, guys. Give me a call when you're done.
In other news, I had to run a brief errand today before bringing Ann to camp. The rain was at its prime out-of-control phase right then. Mistakenly, I parked not out on the street, but in a back parking lot. The lot had basically turned into a giant cess pool of slimy, deep puddles full of garbage and who knows what else. By the time I realized this, though, Ann and I were immersed and surrounded by the puddles.
Poor Ann got totally soaked. At one point, I thought I lost her in one of the puddles! I wish the store had had the consideration to post a sign at the parking lot entrance that it was open only to deliveries. Of course, we went straight back home afterward for clothing changes before heading to camp. What a dripping disaster! As for me, I got drenched too, diving in to rescue her. There'll be no leaving the house for me and the kids tomorrow, though. Video, anyone?
I'm wishing everyone to whom it applies an easy, meaningful fast tomorrow. Hopefully, this will be the last year we fast on this date.