Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cassandra and a problem in her ear (2) - short stories

Two canicule later, Cassandra was still activity uncomfortable. The whooshing complete was constant, and she still acquainted addled and abhorrent occasionally. Travis had already fabricated an arrangement with Dr. Schwartz for Wednesday. On Wednesday, Dr. Schwartz absolved into the analytical allowance in his shorts and sneakers; he was semi-retired. Travis told Dr. Schwartz what had happened. Dr. Schwartz listened, and afresh looked in Cassandra’s ears.

Yep, he said, her larboard eardrum was punctured. Travis acquainted like killing himself. “How could this happen?” he asked. “I’ve had lots of girlfriends. They blew in my ears, and I blew in their ears. This never happened before.” Dr. Schwartz said that it was unusual, but that it did appear from time to time. What could be done, they both asked the doctor at about the aforementioned time.

He told them that they had two choices: surgery, or waiting. The anaplasty would amount about $2,000. Cat-and-mouse would amount nothing. He appropriate that, if Cassandra could buck the discomfort—she charge accumulate that ear dry at all times—for about two months, the eardrum should alleviate itself. Surgery, he said, ability be appropriate afterwards two months, but he wouldn’t acclaim it now. He could appoint her some medication to affluence her discomfort. They agreed to wait. They thanked Dr. Schwartz, and Travis collection Cassandra to Rite-Aid to aces up the medication. He apologized to her again. She said that they charge adjure every night for her eardrum to heal.


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