Not a dangerous procedure


I hate the idea of having to go under the knife.

So I was very upset when the doctor told me I needed a tonsillectomy.

Later, the nurse and I were filling out an admission form.

I tried to respond to the questions, but I was so nervous I couldn’t speak.

The nurse put down the form, took my hands in hers and said, “Don’t worry. This medical problem can easily be fixed, and it’s not a dangerous procedure.”

“You’re right. I’m being silly,” I said, feeling relieved. “Please continue.”

“Good. Now,” the nurse went on, “do you have a living will?”

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