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Bad Nurse or The Princess and the Patient

badnurseDr. Cheng pulled purple gloves off delicate hands after examining his latest surgical exploit, performed on my husband’s scalp. “You’ll need to stay indoors for a few weeks, Mr. Thompson.”

Jerry sat on the edge of the exam table, his hands fidgeting in his lap. “I like to get out back and water the plants a couple times a week. Would that be OK?”

I leaned against the back of the chair I was sitting in next to the door, entranced by the covers of  ancient magazines in the rack on the wall. An issue of Good Housekeeping dated in the last century caught my eye.

Doc hesitated. “It’s important that you not go outdoors at all, at least for awhile.” Then he glanced in my direction. Continue reading

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