Letters to the Editor - 5-9-24

Sharon Hospital excels again!

This time I was testing cardiology! Sunday morning at Church I developed symptoms of what family and EMTs present thought might be a mild heart attack and a visit to the hospital was in order.

The emergency room staff were at their best and detected a minor change in my status which then precipitated an overnight stay at the hospital for further testing. I was overwhelmed by the professional attention in the emergency room and then further impressed with testing from the cardiology department the next day.

To watch this 93-year-old heart working away during the electrocardiogram was like watching something from outer space with color. The Technician loves his job and was so proud of the high-tech equipment provided by the hospital and exceedingly patient with all my questions.

The Stress test was equally high tech catching my heart before, after, and during. The idea of a stress test can be daunting but the technicians involved were most considerate and encouraging.

Fortunately, the result of all this is that I am good to go but I want to sincerely thank the good nurses who are the backbone of the hospital and the sophisticated skill of technicians and doctors. We are so fortunate to have a hospital nearby where you have the comfort of familiar faces, kind words, and excellent care.

Elyse Harney


Ground Ball

A hard, deft swing of the bat brings delight

while leaping catch at the wall conjures surprise!

Swinging for the stands may be a strikeout,

but a well-placed bunt may win the series.

The ref may be doing his agonized best,

yet fail to meet your high expectations.

The pitcher may walk a slugger-batter,

as a double-play may save the inning….

Fans in the stands may be too excited

when the popcorn vendor juggles a spill.

The bald coach in the dugout has the stats

on a legendary relief pitcher…

Reporters play bloated hyperbole,

but the infield knows the real, lean story.

Kevin T. McEneaney


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