Innocentata Medicalos: How it all started
As Jenny sits nervously on the examining table waiting for her doctor to arrive with the results of her checkup, she kept taping her fingers on the table. The doctor did the same old blood test that he done at least 50 times before to check to see if the disease has started, but that was when she was an adult. She even remembered the first time he told her the disease came for the first time......
She was trying to be patient, but she just couldn?t help but look around. It was his newest office. Actually it wasn?t that far from the old office. Actually the old office was in the same building.
If anything, Jenny would rather be working then waiting, but her doctor rather have her stay in the office waiting then doing her work.
The office was good looking and even neat, but it didn?t have that homely feel to it that Jenny always liked in her doctor's offices. The place didn?t have that feeling. Jenny even believed it might be that she just liked the old office better. Maybe she was right.
The blood tests took only 15 minutes, but the doctor hasn?t come, and it's been an hour. That really annoyed Jenny. He probably was with a patient that only needed a cough drop instead of telling her the stupid results that were more likely negative. Every time they tested her before it was always negative. If Anything, she would rather be staying at her brother's side, then waiting here.
What?s taking him so long. It really shouldn?t take that long to get results and bring them back up here. He probably stopped off at the ER to do some crazy stink of his.
He finally walks in. "Can I get dressed now?" Jenny asked anxious to go back to work.
"Sit down," Fred said with a kind tone.
"I want to get back to work," Jenny said, but Fred pushed her back down on the table. "What?s wrong?"
"Your brother John just died."
"What you said another year at the least?"
"He stopped fighting to live Jenny. I?m sorry."
"What did he die of?" Jenny didn?t get the chance to really absorb what he was saying.
"We think it was pneumonia. They tried their best to save him." Fred just didn?t know any other way to say it, "but they couldn?t save him."
Jenny started getting teary eyed. "Why in the world did it happen?" Fred Shrugged but looked more differently. "Theres something else isn?t there?"
"You have the disease."
That was years ago. Her new brother John is fine and waiting for her in the waiting room with Mommy. They stopped having daddy or mommy in the office after she was rejuved. Before, even when she was an innocentata, she was too sick, and her father had to be there just in case. The illness wasn?t letting her make sense of what was going on around her and before that, as a penny, she didn?t have that right or luxury as they would put it.
Now she had the right to have privacy, and her health was well enough to not need anyone else around. The doctor was taking too long again. This just didn?t feel right. The whole place felt like a cage that she couldn?t get out of.
The doctor was just taking too long. Somehow, that scared her.
Finally, Fred walked in looking just like he looked the last time. "The disease has come back," Fred said.
Jenny woke up. She wasn?t sure if it was just another nightmare, or just a dream, or maybe it's all her fears combined, or maybe it was the future.
The good news is she has an appointment with Carol that she was more than happy to go.
"So you dreamt of the past." Carol said sitting on her chair while Jenny was laying on the couch. Old traditions die hard. Actually, Jenny was more comfortable that way.
"I guess, but why did I dream it came back."
"That's your greatest fear isn?t it."
"Yes, it is. After my entire family died, it became a fear that I couldn?t take."
"Maybe, it's time you get tested again."
"I thought you were going to say something like it's all in my head."
"This is a real-life fear that is more likely going to be true in one time or another. It's not in your head, but it might help you to know, if the disease comes back or not."
"And if it does?"
"And if it does, we?ll face it together. And if it doesn?t, it might help you to know."
A week later John and Jenny were waiting in the doctor's office. John came for support at Jennys request. Actually Jenny didn?t need his support as much as she needed him there. Her brother wasn?t there the last time and look what happened.
Fred walked in smiling. "You're perfectly healthy. Now get dressed, you got hypospray duty in an hour." Everyone laughed. "Just kidding."