* * Anonymous Doc: "We're Waiting To Bury My Parents"

Friday, February 14, 2014

"We're Waiting To Bury My Parents"

"Quick question, doc.  When do you think I'll be strong enough to climb stairs?"

"Oh, I think that may be a little too ambitious for right now, given the amputation. You'll get fitted for a prosthesis, but it'll be a lot of therapy, you have to build your strength back up, it may be quite a while."

"The reason I ask is because my siblings are waiting for us to all be together so e can finish burying our parents."


"They've been stored for a while awaiting internment--"


"Right, what I said.  And so I need to be able to go."

"You could go in a wheelchair..."

"No, there are stairs."

"At the cemetery??"

"No, in my brother's house, where I'd stay."

"Maybe you could stay in a hotel?"

"No, I could never do that.  But you think I could tell them I can come out there next summer?"

"I don't know. It's too soon to know the extent of your recovery."

"I think they're charging a monthly fee."


"For the storage."

"I don't know. I don't know that I have an answer for you."

"Maybe my brother can move."

"I don't know how to help you here.  I'm sorry, I really am."

1 comment:

  1. That is actually quite as sad as it is ridiculous.