THE doctor looked at me over his steel-rimmed glasses. "And what is your problem?" he asked.
"Well, I’m tired and a bit stressed."
"That is not a problem."
"I have high blood pressure, and cholesterol."
"Yes, but why are you here?"
"I thought I’d try to lose weight."
"You could do that at home. Why are you here to take the cure?"
Oh dear, I’d better come up with something or he’ll refuse to let me stay.
"I damaged my ear drum and have tinnitus and bad balance."
"That is excellent," he said. "For this I will recommend six mineral baths, six gas baths, three gas injections, three inhalations and three manipulations. You will exercise in the pool and walk three miles a day. You will also go three times to the springs and drink three liters a day."
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