Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Microfiction: Deja Vu

I want to bellow,

scream,

spew my rage like vomit--

but I swallow it all,

repeat myself,

Damn it.

Because

You have asked me that same question
yesterday,
last week,
the week before that,

for every
single
scan,
exam,
test, and
biopsy. 


19 comments:

  1. It is incredible how having everything electronic really does nothing! I especially hate how the nurse inputs the info and then the dr comes in to repeat the questions. This captured your anger and frustration so well...and I am so sorry!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Spew it, Tina!! Brutal. *hugs*

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, my heart hurt with these words. It clenched in defiance with yours.
    *Hugs*

    ReplyDelete
  4. Brutal. But great choice of words to tell the whole story. *Hugs*

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am hoping your tag that this is fiction is accurate. Great microstory but rough topic :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The part about the cancer is true, unfortunately. The rest is fiction.

      Delete
    2. Oh, I'm sorry. I'm a cancer survivor two time over. So I totally get this. I just don't wish it on anyone else.

      Delete
  6. It is amazing how inefficient these visits are. And the same forms and insurance info gets filled out over and over. I liked the way you told this story.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Have asked those questions a thousand of times myself, hate asking them. But we are asked, if we asked them. so we have to ask them anyway.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I understand--both my parents are nurses. I was just having a bad day.

      Delete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Filling out your name and address on several forms for the same doctor is baffling. When they ask these questions, you wonder if they bother to read your previous history. Anyway, I say a prayer for you and that your recovery will be easy on you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ugh. You've captured the pain and frustration so well. I'm so sorry if this is autobiographic--I hope everything is ok!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Perfectly executed. It might be fiction but you write from experience and it shows. I'm sorry. I hope you're feeling ok now.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am so sorry about the cancer. I can hear your frustration loud and clear in this piece. My mother used to feel the same way and would often complain that the assholes never wrote a word down and would often tell them to check their notes from the last time because really nothing had changed.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've always assumed the doctors and nurses ask the same questions to see if anything else comes out. I'm disappointed to find out it's just blatant ineffeciency.

    ReplyDelete

I welcome comments, but reserve the right to correct your spelling because I am OCD about it!