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.

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About Denise Brown

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. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

6 thoughts on “In Six Words, While You Wait, What’s the Doctor Doing?

  1. Avatar of TrishTrish

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

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

  2. Avatar of PegiPegi

    @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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