I want to present three short sketches from the cancer…

Want to present three short sketches of the Oncology Department, seen from the inside. 1. Silent Roommate, age 60. And many willingly tells me about his family: wife, four adult and grandchildren. In the chamber, talking loudly with friends on the phone. And I was surprised to learn that he hides from everyone that is sick. Says that is in another city on a business trip. It’s weird, because it hurts hard and long enough (2 ). Ask him about it. Yeah, no one knows I’m sick, except the youngest daughter, but she found out by accident. Swore to never tell anyone. Began to prove to him that it is wrong. Recalled cases in their practice when close last learned that the patient has cancer, and because of this they have developed severe depression with self-blame: did not see, did not help, did not do what it should. Told him that the cruel wrong to do so with loved ones. But the man – in any. – I don’t want to tell them. And in General – now get out, leave for lake Ladoga to the island and there will be the one to , at least a month. There I will be calm. Could not understand. The next day the neighbor was discharged to pick it up came the youngest daughter is a cheerful, hyperactive girl of 25. And I heard their conversation: – you Know, daughter, I was hard here… But, dad, bullshit! When I was a year ago, lying with a broken leg, so there was a horror neither stand nor smoke. And you have freedom there, on the street could go out for a walk. Yes weakness was strong… – (Interrupting) Oh, a weakness, that’s when my leg… And I realized why people on the island wants. 2. The cry of job, we Went to our ward guy, about 35. And immediately began to tell his . He went to one of the Latin American countries in search of work (he is a Builder). How he met a girl, a Russian, in love, got married. I moved to Peter, as the child was born, who is now two years old. He learned that he had cancer of the stomach. As not able to work because of illness. As these were shocked his wife. As again and again repeated to him: “what are we going to live?”; “I have to go to work from maternity leave?”; “What do we do?”. About being desperate. The guy told the and left. Some time later we heard how he tells this in the next . Then: “Damn, he’s back..” – sadly said my neighbor, and we heard the guy telling a to someone on the phone in the hallway, then someone else. And I remembered the words of the biblical character of job: “If I say no stopping my pain and when to stop – not go away.” It was a dead end. The guy is saying again and again, but it was impossible to find the words that have calmed his pain. – “Not like the guy’s wife,” said my wise neighbor, when the guy came out of our chamber. 3. Smile Sitting in the hallway, for a drip. Passes pair: the 40-year-old son, who gently led by the hand of his mother. The mother looks very ill: very thin, emaciated. Moves in small-small steps, it is clear that every step causes intense pain. When they pass beside me, my mom leans the head to the shoulder of his son, closes his eyes and smiles a happy smile. It’s hard to describe her smile; it reminded me how to smile in seven years, when I go to bed and know you are loved, and I have tomorrow something magical, like a trip to the sea for the first time.


To be honest, the homeless, few people on the ambulance…

to be honest, the homeless, few people on the ambulance loves. Usually after the transportation of this character in the hospital, the car have to send to sanitation ( no sanitation – cleans all the brigade itself). But other homeless people, and one to which we have arrived on a call have caused very different […]


What I would not like to hear, lying on…

That I would not like to hear, lying on the operating table: 1 . BL@AA! 2 . Anyone seen my watch? 3. And why I’m so pissed yesterday!? 4. Fucking mouth! In the instructions someone ripped 47th page! 5. Come on, bring it back! Bad dog! 6. So! He already has children, isn’t it!? 7. […]


Today, with the son sitting at the reception…

Today with my son sat on reception at the doctor (In) in the children’s Department of the city TB dispensary. Have fun looking “only to ask” mother (M): M – I forgot to ask – will you be than to treat our monthly cough? In – That will come on Friday with your child to […]


About a week ago I felt an unpleasant sensation…

about a week ago I felt an unpleasant sensation and some discomfort in her right ear and rely on the chance I’m not used and gathering all his courage together,went to the doctor. The doctor,after seeing the suffering on the verdict : “a Cold neck!”.Gave me pills and ointment for the neck, which in total […]


About patients… Worked in DC from Kardiologicheskom dispensary. Patients…

About patients… Worked in DC from Kardiologicheskom dispensary. Patients are always plenty. turn. preventive dropper. a month in advance… People are different.. and brawlers. and adequate.. however. as in any branch. any hospital)But… we got super rowdy.. scribbled complaints.. cursing. mother. interjected. in General spoil the workers ‘ everyday life how could I savebase went… […]


On the pavement angrily crawled a Terrible throat. And…

On the pavement angrily crawled a Terrible throat. And behind him, cursing obscenities, was a pathologist. Under the guise of panicles, Snuck dreaded gynecologist. Trembling like a leaf, Got optometrist. With the face terrible, terrible drunk Wandered surgeon is a big troublemaker. Covering the poster, Rushed a wild psychiatrist. All wrinkled up in the morning […]


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