1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Bittersweet News

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Write-brained, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. The Wife receives a call at work today from her doctor's office. "Please come in so the doctor can discuss your test results with you."

    Wife, always the pessimist, bolts out of work and drives to the doctor's office immediately without calling me. She's in tears by the time she gets there. Cancer runs in her family.

    Nurse seats her in the office and tells her to sit. So she sits. And sits.

    Finally the doctor and the nurse come in.

    Doctor takes a look at my wife and looks down at his chart. Looks up again and then back down at his chart. Finally, he looks at the nurse and says of my wife, "This isn't Mrs. Rite-Brained, this is Mrs. Write-Brained. Write-Brained with a W. Not with an R.*"

    The doctor turns to The Wife and says, "You're good."

    Tests negative.

    All I can say is thank you, God. Thank you so much. But please, please give strength to the young woman out there somewhere who received some very bad news today.

    *Name has been changed. Obviously.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Wow. That's one complicated day.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Bless you for thinking about the other person. Hopefully, they'll get the right news and diagnosis.
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Thank goodness for your wife, Write-Brained. "Unsettling" probably only tips the iceberg.

    Keep Pounding to whomever isn't as fortunate ...
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Them vocalizing that in front of your wife might be grounds for a complaint.

    Then again, do you know that there was a damning diagnosis in the other file?

    Anyway.... jesus fuck... I'm so happy for you.
  6. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    I'm glad your wife is cool.

    Your story reminds me of the first time I had an HIV test (just to be safe, not that I'm a slut). I waited on pins and needles for a week.

    It's not that I had anything to worry about, it's just the fear.
  7. We're too relieved to file a complaint. It was an honest mistake. My wife had never seen that nurse before but she and the doctor knew one another, thankfully, or it could have become really bad.

    As for the question: yes. She says it was easy to tell from the doctor's frustration and the fact that a doctor has never had to meet with her in the past to tell her that her test was negative.
  8. Thanks everybody.
  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    One of my best friends was once told that she'd never have kids because of some idiot medical diagnosis from the VA doctors.

    Turns out they didn't know shit.

    They called her a week later: "Uhh, our bad. We don't know shit. Now we think it's something else." Postscript: She had a daughter last year.

    And glad to hear all is well, W-B.
  10. Matt Foley

    Matt Foley Member

    One of my buddies back in college went and got himself tested for STD's at the student health center. When he went a week or two later for the results, the nurse in the exam room told him how sorry he was, but that he had tested positive for the HIV virus, my buddy, in absolute disbelief, told them they must have made mistake, the nurse tells him they haven't and that he has it right there on his screen, which he suddenly realizes is the test results for a different student. Talk about a scare, and then an "Oh no" for the person whose about to find out they're HIV positive.
  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Bittersweet has never been more appropriately used than right here. Good heavens, Write, that's a tough deal but thank heavens your wife is OK. Prayers to the couple who might be facing tougher times, though.
  12. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    If the news was good, why couldn't they have just told her that over the phone?
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page