There are times in life when you suspect the
body has betrayed you and those nagging little questions start running
through your head. Could it be that you are really sick? Surely you
wonít need surgery! Youíve never been sick a day in your life Ė
Has that nagging little discomfort turned
into a ragged throb?
Did your co workers ask if you are feeling
Did the doctorís office call YOU to set up
Has the doctor suggested you have some
Did you suddenly remember that you have test
Did you have to retake your test because you
flunked it the first time?
Are you so nervous that you bit the
thermometer in half?
Did your urine specimen look pink?
Did the doctor tell you not to worry, because
you wonít feel a thing?
Did the receptionist give you literature and
say, "Better read this!"?
Did they ask you a lot of strange questions
about your insurance coverage?
Does the pharmacist now know you by your
Does it seem that everyone knows someone who
had an operation for symptoms similar to yours?
Have you finally admitted that aspirin
hasnít cured it?
Did your spouse buy you two new pairs of
Do you have a sudden compulsion to make a
Did you search the Internet, but couldnít
find your symptoms?
Or, even worse, did you find your problem and
learn that it can be serious?
Did the doctor say you wouldn't be on
If someone says, "How are you?" Are
you afraid to tell the truth?
Do you go to sleep, only to dream about Nurse
Did anyone tell you not to worry and now you
Did you get pre-certified but donít
Does it only hurt if you breathe?
Did the doctor use big words that your
Did you get a second, opinion? A third, forth
Did you decide to go, but only if you donít
have to wear a hospital gown?
Is your doctor starting to look just like
Can you remember why you need surgery?
Can you remember your name?
Did you feel fine until you went to the
Do you wish they would hurry up and get it
Are you only cautious Ė not afraid?