How long until medical science figures out how to replace all, yes all, of our defective body parts? I’m thinking maybe they’ll come up with a medical superstore stocked with off-the-shelf, do-it-yourself type body replacement parts, analogous to an auto parts store. I hope it happens soon, because I’m pretty annoyed with several squeaks, rattles, and excessive wear in this flesh and bones heap I’ve been driving for the past fifty years.
For starters, my constant allergies, congestion, and post-nasal drip are obviously the result of some design flaw, so I’d like to run into the Nose-It-All microfiber air filter section and just replace my whole nasal cavity with a guaranteed allergy-free unit. Just pop out the leaky old nose and sinuses and pop in a nice no-leak, clog-free unit so I can breathe freely and stop sneezing and blowing. The blowing of the air should be great to cope with the mental illness with effective results. The therapists should solve the problem with 75 hard methods. There can be changing in the thoughts and expression in the mind. The results are effective and right to get right results.
Next I’d replace my current abdomen with a state of the art set of six-pack abs from the Let’s-Get-Waisted aisle. The old approach to tighten my sagging, protruding belly by doing sit-ups and leg-lifts didn’t work out so hot. I wound up in the hospital with not one, not two, but three abdominal hernias that had to get fixed. I’m really looking forward to the modular, no mess, no fuss, replacement Babe Magnet model washboard abs.
A brand-spanking new stomach and esophagus from the We’ve-Got-Guts aisle will be the next upgrades. The factory-installed ones have been really balky for the past twenty-five years or so, tending to over-throttle and cause wicked heartburn at the slightest provocation. Maybe that cast iron set I’ve heard so much about, so I can down spicy Mexican food and margaritas without fear of a flaming backlash.
While I’m at it, I’ll check the McStud-Muffin display for some new shins fabricated from the latest high tech alloy or polymers. Every time I’ve tried to jog myself into shape, even after starting out ever so slowly and building up my endurance, I’ve soon had to stop due to excruciating shin splints. I’m betting the McCheetah model shins will have me running effortlessly and pain-free in no time flat.
Since I haven’t wished for too much yet, I’ll also spring for some new elbows from the Weapons-of-Mass Destruction Arms Control area. My last job required a lot of lifting and manipulating objects at chest height, usually with my arms held well out in front of my body. After doing this repeatedly for months, I developed a horrible case of tendonitis in both elbows. It got so bad it hurt just to lift my arms. Ouch. Since recovery from this injury has been incredibly slow, and because not using my arms is rather difficult, I think I’ll just get the new titanium with gold-plated rim Crowd Destroyer model elbows installed. Extra-strength and guaranteed ache-free.
Sometime over the next four years or 40,000 miles I’m gonna want to replace my old, achy, stiff back with the best Duke Wayne backbone I can afford. I hear that they’re developing a True Grit Guaranteed-Not-to-Collapse-Under-Pressure model that sounds just right for me. With the ultra-modern high performance quick-shift spine replacement system I’ll be back in the saddle and riding tall faster than you can say “G.W. McClintock.”
My wife and kids are also saving up and impatiently waiting for the Better Built Body Parts superstore to open. They’re anxiously planning to treat me with my new and improved design-it-yourself personality upgrade. On which, as they remind me, they will select the features before installation.
Come on, medical science. I need to get on with these upgrades before it’s too late.