I had the most delightful pantomimed “discussion” with a young MD in a Takayama hospital the first year we went to Japan. I had picked up the flu, most likely on the plane given I later found my specific symptoms to be similar to what was circulating in the area I reside, but I ended up in the hospital in Japan. I had called my MD stateside when I began to have bizarre symptoms, and he advised me to go the nearest hospital to have my lungs x-rayed—immediately. Clearly he was being very cautious given my history. With me, caution is a good thing.