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21 May 2012 (Tears and a Doctor)

May 21, 2012

Two very different reactions to my tears at the doctor’s office:

“Why are you crying?!” gruffly said the Arab doctor checking my symptoms.

“Ooh, somebody’s crying,” sweetly crooned the nurse, as if talking to a baby.

(My tears were from a combination of pain and relief. I tend to cry easily in doctor’s offices, because on the rare occasion that I am there I’ve usually waited too long and am in pain.)

The doctor was obviously tired and couldn’t wait to get out of there (it was 10 minutes before closing time). He did, however, send a very rough “Feel better,” my way as he walked out of his office and I was still waiting to get a shot.

The reason I went to the doctor is no source of worry, nothing that a pain killer and some antibiotics can’t fix (although I hate taking antibiotics and pills in general!), and many hours in bed.

*This post written after the worst has come and gone… I am all good now!

私が診療室で思わず泣いていたら、全然違う二つのリアクションが。

「なんで泣いているんだ!」とまるで怒っているかのようなアラブ人のドクター。

「あらあら、泣いているの?」とまるで赤ちゃんに話しかけるような口調のナース。

(あまりの痛みと同時にほっとした理由で泣いてしまいました。)

ドクターは明らかに家に帰りたい様子でした。
(彼のオフィスに無理矢理入れてもらったのは閉館時間の10分前だったし)
でも帰り際、私に向かって「お大事にね」と無愛想ながら声をかけてくれました。

ご心配なく、お医者さんに行った理由は大したことではありません。
抗生物質と注射と、あとたくさんの睡眠で治ることでしょう!
(本音を言えば抗生物質を含む薬はなるべく飲みたくないのですが)

*このエントリーはすっかり良くなった今書いています。もう大丈夫!

Much love,
Kaori

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