The saying goes that only time can cure a broken heart.
While that is true in a figurative sense, it’s not true in a medical sense.
We have new heart valves to replace those worn out, not to mention pacemakers to keep hearts beating.
But sometimes there can be no fixing a broken heart, even with the best medical science, and so a replacement is needed.
I read last week about a father, who donated a kidney to his son, protesting against an episode of Holby City that has allegedly put people off organ donation.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. When I go, any bit of me that still works can go free to a good home.
I won’t need them where I’m going – and I bet you won’t, either.