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(DOR) The waiting room

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posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 11:51 PM

"Why is it taking so long? The doctor said it wouldn't take long if everything is ok. It would just be a look-see and out. I'm getting worried now. I'm the only one still waiting. I hate this,,,,, No word,,, Nothing."
" We should have never started smoking. We should have quit a long time ago. Maybe if I quit first he would have. It's all my fault. At least we quit now as of May 19th."
"Do you hear me Jim? You didn't have to have a heart attack for us to stop smoking!"
"Somethings wrong it's taking too long. Haven't heard any stat calls to the CCU so that's good, I think."
"We've been together for a long, long time. I'm not picking up any bad vibes. Surely, if something went wrong I'd know."
"I'm a nervous wreck. Glad they don't sell cigarettes in a hospital. God, I'm pathetic........All the damage the Damn things have done and I still think about them!"
"Who'd know what hold a cigarette would have over a persons life?"
" Not to mention all the money we burnt up in smoke."
"If I don't hear something soon I'll go up to the nurses station."
"Someones coming,,,, I see a shadow on the lower metal part of the door."
" Thank-God it's the doctor."

"Mrs. D. everything went Super."
" Your husband is one of the nicest persons I've ever met!"
" He asked, If we all felt okay? Nobody ever asks that! Most patients don't care how the doctors and staff feel."
"One artery was 80% blocked and another one totally blocked."
"The artery that was totally blocked took four medicated stents. We call it a ' Full Metal Jacket'."
" The partially blocked artery took only one stent."
" Jims going to be laying flat for several hours and we'll pull the plug from the artery near his groin at noon."
" The nurse will come and get you shortly."
"Make an appointment for Jim to see me in my office in two weeks ok?"
(doc leaves)

(me thinking)

"Wow, I never expected this. He Never even had any chest pains or shortness of breath!"
"Thank-God his G.P. doctor did an EKG for a baseline and noticed the heart attack."
"Than she ordered a Nuke stress test and a Echo cardiogram."
" And wrote out a referral to a cardiologist."
"That's when we met Dr. S."
"It's funny, when we first arrived at the hospital we got lost and ran into Dr. S."
"He showed us how to get to Admitting and said, with a grin, "Thought maybe you'd chicken -out!"
"Dr. S. has a sense of humor, but we heard he's the best in the field when it comes to the heart."
"Someones coming again,,,,,,another shadow on the lower metal part of the waiting room door."

The nurse say's, " Hello Mrs. D. your husband is in his room now..... Follow me."

(me thinking again)

"WOW, this is a Huge hospital. Hallways going every which-way!"

"Here's your husbands room," says the nurse "Room 334"
I said, "Thank-you."
"How ya doing Hun?"
" I'm not supposed to move or lift my head", Jim responded
"My back aches."
"Time to check your vitals Jim and I've got a shot for you."
"It will make you feel a lot better," said the nurse.
"Just give it about 20 minutes or so."

(nurse leaves)

"I get to go home tomorrow", says Jim
"Yeah, I heard but you can't drive, so your're gonna have to put up with my driving."
I said, "You look really tired. Try and get some sleep."
EKG lady comes in, "Hi Mr. D. need to hook you up and check your heart."
"Hows it look?", I asked
"Pretty good! He's really tired huh?, responds the EKG lady.

(me thinking)

"He's finally getting some sleep."
Yawn......."It's been a long and stressful day."
"What if his G.P. doctor never did an EKG for a baseline and never noticed the heart attack.?"
" I truly believe Jim got a second chance from the Big Guy upstairs."
"I wonder how long it will take to get the stupid Monkey's off our Backs?"
"Those whiny entities constantly reminding, "It's time for a smoke."

[edit on 6/29/2009 by MountainStar]

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 02:25 PM
reply to post by MountainStar

Moving Story once Again MountainStar,

This has happened far too often for the Human experience and I know a few personally that have ignored or survived that life threatning warning then continued on in the ways of Very Bad Habits, ending up gone.,,,....

We can learn a lesson from this One.

Touching Story

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 03:09 PM
A timely warning on our health my friend, we should all mind it carefully.

This was a good story, even though hospitals and doctors scare me worse than clowns do.

Thanks for sharing it with us and I hope you do well in the contest,


posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 12:15 AM
OMG I can only imagine how scary that was!! Thank you for sharing that. Good luck and God bless you both!!

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