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Patient is looking at X-ray. Dr: (Dr. enters looking at patient and sighs) Pt: Hey Doc! Dr: (sarcastically) Well, look who’s here! The man who has to put his life in order; how’s that working for you? Pt: I wanted you to be the first to know, I contacted the specialist Dr: You did! I was under the impression when you left that you decided to (looking surprised) keep on ignoring the fact that you have Congenitus Christo Deficiency Disorder. Pt: You know doc, last week you hit me with a brick right between the eyes. I was really shaken by the news that I still had CCDD and the fact that I couldn’t do any thing about it. But when you mentioned there was someone that could help me, it was like the pressure was off. I had this feeling I had plenty of time to get around to making the choice to see the specialist. Dr: Ah! I could tell you were exhibiting traumatic hyper-egoism. Pt: It was that obvious? Dr: Yes. Pt: Well, when I was driving to the golf course I heard a song playing on the radio “Live like you were dying.” I thought, ‘I’ve been told I have Congenitus Christo Deficiency Disorder, a fatal condition that must be dealt with and I’m living like I am never going to die. Here I am going to play golf and I’m dying Dr: It’s like being a zombie. Pt: A what? Dr: A zombie, a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or seemingly rote. Pt: Yeah! Alive but not able to experience the life worth living! Dr: Exactly! Pt: I thought back on all the symptoms you told me about and how I was exhibiting all of them, thinking it was normal. I had to come to terms with the fact I’m not the chiseled piece of machinery I use to be. My wife wants me to color my hair and she makes me wear Mary Kay to take the wrinkles away. (Pause) Then I remembered something you said, “We are all born with CCDD. Pt: Then it hit me; that’s everybody! My mind ran through the list of people that are close to me: my wife, my daughter, friends, and even my mother-in-law. Dr: Oh really. Pt: I’ve always thought she was beyond help, but maybe not. (Pause) I thought how could I help them if I don’t know the specialist. So, contacted the specialist on the direct line, you gave me, and he performed the Christos Tranfusus right there in the car! Dr: Well that’s great! Pt: I was so excited I forgot to go play golf! Dr: Thank you for telling. Now, just think, you get to tell the whole world Pt: Telling others beyond my family, what a great idea doc. I’m going to start right now!
"Patient is looking at X-ray"