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In Six Words, While You Wait, What’s the Doctor Doing?

Waiting_Room_First_FloorThis morning, I’m a WAIT Buddy for one of our members, who finds herself waiting for the surgeon.

What in the world do these doctors and surgeons do that make us wait, I wondered?

So, let’s create six-word stories that explain what a doctor does during our waits. A six-word story could be:

He’s folding laundry for his wife

He’s finishing a bacon-and-egg breakfast

She’s heading toward the ninth hole

What’s yours? Share your six-word story about what the doctor is doing while you’re waiting in our comments section, below. I’ll select a random winner to receive Take Comfort, the audio book (two CDs, each 40 minutes in length).

Update: Congrats to @kc9hdp, who won the audio book. Congrats, Larry!! Your audio book goes in the mail tomorrow.

About Denise Brown

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues.


  1. reviewing the surgeon’s text book manual

  2. Avatar of Larry

    He’s thawing his frozen water pipes.

  3. Avatar of Richard

    Walking back from the surgery center.

  4. Avatar of Jane

    Out playing golf with his buddies.

  5. Avatar of Trish

    She’s saving someone else’s caree’s life.

    He’s answering another caregiver’s concerns & questions. (“&” doesn’t count in the word count.) :-)

  6. Avatar of Pegi

    @Denise love the question! @Trish, that was yesterdays excuse, and it was true. An emergency and I ran into the wife again today. He saved her husband’s life!

    Six word story, not for contest:

    Believe he was preparing to do his best. (Some caregivers may have a tendency to get cranky when asked to repeatedly get up at 6 AM to worry and wait, just saying…not mentioning names).

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