Friday, October 30, 2015

MARIANNE STORIES #6

April 9
Need a vacation badly and some time alone somewhere! Tired of feeling like an invalid, so I asked my doctor if I could go on vacation. He asked why I felt I could not. 

I reminded him of what he has been telling me all along, how we have to fix the thyroid and how I have to adjust my life in the meantime. 

He looked surprised and then sad and said, "Why I didn't mean for you to stay in the house. Sure, you can go out. You go to work, right? You can take walks as long as you don't overexert yourself. You can go on vacation. Just don't cross the ocean, don't go anyplace far, don't go out of state, don't go alone, by yourself. Make sure someone is with you. Avoid stressful situations. Sure, you can go on vacation!" 

In other words, ...What part of I need to be alone someplace other than here wasn't clear?
Too funny!

6 comments:

  1. THAT is funny...AND a typical male response (sorry to say). Have a great day, Kathy! xo Diana

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    1. I didn't think of it like that, but it IS a typical male response. I think a woman doctor would be more sympathetic.

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  2. Sometimes you have to figure out things on your own, don't you? Hope you get to have a relaxing time somewhere....SOON! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Marianne still isn't able to travel. She is still very sick. But her goal is to go to Italy in June so she is working toward getting well for that.

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  3. interesting how words can be slightly informative but then confusing and a bit humorous at the same time!

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    1. It's so important to choose your words carefully.

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