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Dogs 2018

DIAGNOSIS
(3/17/18)

blood
test

urinalysis

x-ray

CT scan

several hundreds
of dollars

to tell
me
that I
am constipated

I remember
a corpsman
in the service

many years
ago

asked
a couple
of questions

applied
a stethoscope

to determine
the same

of course
he didn't
tell me
that my pancreas
findings
were abnormal

that additional
tests
were needed

he just
said
not so much
coffee

so much
beer

and
to drink
more
water

for shit's
sake