Merry-Go-Round with #Healthcare #flashfiction #cancer

“Do you know how many times I have heard the words “you only have a few weeks, maybe months”????  I am tired of the fear evoked by practitioners who are not up to date on diagnosis and bed-side manner (as in looking at all the data thoroughly!)

I’ve given my dog a heart attack. I fed the cat something that killed her. I didn’t realize I  left the cage open until I ran over my bunny. My friends and family think I’m cancerphobic.

Can’t somebody get it right?”

“Slow down sweetie. I’m telling you this because my mother had the same symptoms as you. she died in four months ‘cuz she had a male doctor who wasnt thorough with the tests.”

A tear fell “If I’m going to die, I’d like to know.  I am so tired of the merry-go-round of maybes.”

“The test I’m doing will tell us.”

“Can I bring my parrot to the office until we know?”

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

7 thoughts on “Merry-Go-Round with #Healthcare #flashfiction #cancer

  1. Doctor: “You have only 6 months to a year to live!”

    What he should say is, “You are guaranteed THIS MOMENT only. We don’t know the day….nor the hour.

    And the cancer thing? Crap! I went through all my cancer stuff, now receive a shot every 3 months. Still OK after 4 years. Lots of knife cutting by my Derm-Doc, though!

    Ya know, Leslie, I try to think, “Where would I have been if these thinkgs happened to me 40 years ago?” I’d be DEAD, Babe. (And even that is INEVITABLE–grin!)

    Actually, I am wishing you are free of that big “C”-word, that IF it has got into you, it can be driven away with littlle effort. Let’s pray for each other! How’s THAT! Bargain? OK! PEACE!


  2. Believe in yourself,believe that one little word doesn’t define you. I remember the fear when told I had cancer.I was lucky it was at he beginning stage, they cut it out and I’m cancer free. I’m wishing and praying that you have also get that freedom from cancer and that you kick it’s butt. Hugs


  3. Life is a terminal condition. At some point we all come to that realization, but it is the uncertainty of ‘when’ that can become all-absorbing. I was supposed to die when I was 40. I’ll be turning 56 soon. I count each day as a gift and don’t worry too much about tomorrow. I hope you will be able to do likewise.


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