The doctor wore an emotionless mask. My breath caught in my throat and my mouth went dry. The growing tension suffocated me. He stared straight into my eyes and I knew. I knew he would say the words I dreaded.

“I’m sorry, Mrs. Johnson.”

My throat tightened and I felt the burning in my eyes. All I could do was shake my head.

“There were complications and the operation was not a success.”

I blinked rapidly. “I don’t understand. The operation…”

The doctor rechecked his notes and chuckled.

“Whoops! Wrong person. Mrs. Johnson, I’m sorry but your husband has Chlamydia.”

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2 Responses to Misdiagnosis

  1. noelashland says:

    I love how the doctor chuckles before possibly ending a marriage. Thanks for sharing!

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