During Brezhnev’s era, in the USSR: Morning newspaper report: 'Central Committee of the Communist Party, Political Bureau, and the Council of Ministers inform that after a long a devastating disease, without ever regaining consciousness, Leonid Brezhnev returned to work'.
"I've just had the most awful time," said a boy to his friends. "First I got angina pectoris, then arteriosclerosis. Just as I was recovering, I got psoriasis. They gave me hypodermics, and to top it all, tonsillitis was followed by appendectomy."
"Wow! How did you pull through?" sympathized his friends.
"I don't know," the boy replied. "Toughest spellingtest I ever had."
My mom was in the hospital being treated for bronchitis. I told the doctor, “I’ve heard of cases where the doctor treated patients for bronchitis, and they ended up dying of something else." “Don’t you worry," said the doctor. “When I treat patients for bronchitis, they die of bronchitis."