November 27, 2007
Meet My Patient
I didn't know part of being a dentist was being a therapist too! You would think having your hands in someones mouth would shut them up, but noooo. I had many oh-i-need-to-pour-my-heart-out-sessions; and I have perfected keeping the look of impatience off of my face (god bless my mask). One of my patients, female, mid thirties, started showing my bruises on her body, and telling me the story of each.
This she said pointing to a bruise on her wrist was because of you.
from last time I was here, I got home late and he got mad.
who got mad?
Could you try and hurry up today?
Of course, ill do my best, please lay back.
Wait let me show you the bruise on my leg.( lifting her dress up)
ma'am please put ur dress down.
You know when we first got married he was so sweet
ma'am your going to be late again
I never thought in a million years this would happen to me
I understand, please open wide
We were so in love
ma'am the anesthesia is going to wear off
But everything changed. (starts crying)
No wonder dentists commit suicide!
All i wanted to do was tell her to SHUT UP so i can finish my work. So she wont be late and her husband hits her then she comes back claiming its my fault!
I didn't finish on time, but she freaked out so much, I just put a temporary filling, and then I drove her home.
9irt draiwel akher 3mre!
God she made me feel so damn guilty! I know its not my fault her husband is an abusive maniac, but when someone tells you your the cause of their misery it still feels bad!
I just felt really sorry for her, and when she asked me to take her home I couldn't say No.
So much for my embracing the word no post!