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on October 9, 2019

“Why are you not married?”

He was having a hernia repair.

The question caught me off guard. I’d said nothing about my personal statistics; asked him how he slept last night being that he had to arrive at our center at 7:00 am, reminded him he’d have lifting restrictions after surgery until cleared by his surgeon.

IV port wiped with an alcohol pad and Zofran given, I stepped back.

One of those rare moments I don’t have a response for a patient. Choices…

“I don’t know.”

I won’t settle.”

Life is too short to chase people.”

I’m busy living large.”

It’s not in my hands.”

They’re all good answers.

But it’s not about me.

When your on the clock it’s not about you.

But still, he deserved a reply. To not answer would be rude.

“Brad’s in the middle of making a movie. It’s delaying the courtship.”


8 responses to “?

  1. DM says:

    Love it! You are quick. ::-)

  2. Kelly Curtis says:

    Really enjoyed it Susan. Take care and thanks for all the hard work you do taking care of us. Thanks you also for following my blog.

  3. Lisa gray krall says:

    Wonderful comeback

    • Susan says:

      Thank you so much for the visit to this site and your support for my response!
      I practice patience with family and friends who sometimes forget that I have a fulfilling life WITHOUT a marriage license. At work, I just gotta get creative sometimes!

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