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A Meeting With A Cardiac Surgeon
A good doctor’s comforting and reassuring words are sometimes more powerful than medicines.
Tired of waiting to see the local Surgeon in St.John’s Newfoundland, my husband went to see his friend who knew a Cardiologist in London, Ontario, Canada.
His friend said, “you don’t look well Ali, you must see a physician soon. I know a Cardiologist in London,Ontario. I will make an appointment for you.”
The friend got an appointment for my husband. We left St. John’s On the first week Of February, 1997. We checked in at a local hotel in the evening. The following morning we went to see the Cardiologist. He was a nice man who assured my husband the Cardiac surgeon would be able to treat him.
The Cardiologist arranged an appointment to see the surgeon next day. We arrived at his clinic early that morning, we were greeted by his secretary, who led us to his office.
Sitting at his desk was the Cardiac surgeon, looking at some papers, we stood quietly and hoped he would look up and offer us to sit.
He stood up , looked at us. We waited for him to speak.
He checked the file again and said:
“If I take you to the OR for surgery tomorrow, you will be dead, and I will have to talk to this person. Continue with your medication.”
He then walked with us as far as the door.
My husband and I thanked him for his time and walked out of the clinic. We asked the secretary to call a cab for us.
From the clinic we went to the Cardiologist’s office. My husband apprised the Cardiologist of the outcome of the meeting with the surgeon.
The Cardiologist advised my husband to get in touch with the staff of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, United States.