Six Sentences : POUND

Illustration-Brain-AnatomyIn order to determine my readiness to tolerate the stressors of the brain surgery that would bring my Cushing’s disease under some control, I was asked to meet with a psychiatrist who specialized in treating people with obesity related issues.  As I entered the waiting area, I could see two women teetering on the edge of chairs that were far too small for people of their size. A third person, noticeably uncomfortable, managed to squeeze himself into a seat and sat sweating profusely as his girth overflowed the space beneath the armrests. Seeing no suitable chairs, I made a conscious decision to stand until I was called in to see the doctor. Eventually, the door to the inner office opened and a very tall, exceedingly slim man called my name. Although he did not introduce himself, I assumed he was the psychiatrist when he offered me a seat identical to the ones in the waiting area, while he retreated behind the desk and sat in a noticeably large, adjustable and armless chair.

This was a Six Sentence Story. The cue was pound.unnamed (11)

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30 thoughts on “Six Sentences : POUND

    1. Those folks were waiting for paperwork ( the man and one woman) and another was early because she was anxious about finding the place! Believe me I asked because I was nervous I had messed up my appt. Turns out it didnt matter when I walked out anyway! HAHAHAHAHA

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  1. hey! they said ‘queue’ and not ‘line’ no fair!! you’re getting ringers from some cloistered finishing abbey to come and write using proper language and such!
    …I for one* immediately thought of Vince Edwards and Anthony Zerbe…

    * being terribly old

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    1. not before I said somethng about the situation… maybe I will repost the story this came from…not sure….HI SANDY! ITS SO NICE TO SEE YOUR SMILING FACE UP THERE!!!!

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  2. like any other business he needs you as much as you him, people in the medical profession that cannot understand that and treat patients with dignity don’t deserve to treat them! Thanks for the prompt as well!

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  3. I googled Cushing’s and was unsure until I read the comments whether it was a true story. I remember this saying – “it’s nice to be important but more important to be nice.” Sad there are actually health professionals that are dispassionate and uncaring.

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  4. I had to Harrumph empathetically–I’ve quit going to my dr, and don’t really have the option of obtaining another, so there. Whenever God’s ready to take me Home, I’ll be happy to go! The health care system lost that middle word quite some time ago.

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