While discussing a new admission, the hospice medical director reminded the patient’s nurse to get a mac.
The nurse immediately nodded. Complete agreement.
A mac? What did the doctor mean? They couldn’t mean a Macintosh computer from Apple, could they? That didn’t make sense. But thoughts of digital apples made me think about real food . . . did they mean Mac & Cheese? Though not a big fan of that packaged pasta and cheese, it is one of my wife’s favorite comfort foods.
My food wondering continued. What about a “Big Mac?” Could the doctor have been recommending a fast food burger? (When younger, I loved McDonald’s flagship burger. The Big Mac debuted, with fanfare and a high calorie count, around the time I started college. If I could scrape together a few extra quarters, I’d always go for the extra all-beef patty and special sauce!)
But we hospice professionals couldn’t have been talking meal deals . . . right?
Ever ignorant, I asked the doctor, “What is a ‘mac?’” Read More →by