The cardiologist at the ER had bad news for me:
"You're going to need a pacemaker."

Later, the nurse filling out the admission form began to ask me the standard questions: "Have you ever had mumps, measles, etc.?"

Seeing how upset I was, she put down the clipboard and took my hand.

"Don't worry. This kind of heart problem is easily fixed, and your life will be much better as a result."

I felt reassured until she continued with, "Do you have a living will?"