Daily Prompt : Critical

In response to one-word prompt : Critical

I fear when I hear a patient’s condition is Critical,

Immediately I think there is doubt of his survival.

Some words are  difficult to absorb by us,

Like it will all work out if we do not fuss.

The word critical sends a negative tone,

It scares me so much  I feel I’m alone!

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Daily Prompt: In a Crisis

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Honestly evaluate the way you respond to crisis situations. Are you happy with the way you react?

Whenever there is a crisis situation in the family I try to find the best possible way of dealing with it. I’ve had these situations more than I care to count, each one was different and the solution of course had to be according to the seriousness of the situation.

My husband was not very calm, he’d get extremely anxious, which was not always good for him, considering he was a heart patient.

Once one of my daughters was crossing the street in the evening, a motorist hit her, he claimed he did not see her, her left shoulder was hurt. As soon as my husband heard it he immediately had angina pain. I explained to him he must stay home, I’ll take the daughter to emergency. He stayed back, we went to the emergency waited for hours before anyone came out.

Sometimes I feel the word ‘EMERGENCY’ is a farce, you go to the hospital no one seems to take you seriously, they take their time, they are happy to let the patients wait, because they have a sign up which says, “minimum time  to wait is at least six hours”.

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Daily Prompt: Hear No Evil

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Tell us about a conversation you couldn’t help but overhear and wish you hadn’t.

Sometimes when I visit the medical centre for a check up I overhear the conversations between patients and physicians, some discussions are not very positive.This is when I feel I wish I didn’t hear the bad news.

Then in the waiting room at the hospital there are discussions among friends about their in-laws, which is not very nice, those times I do think, I wish their family situation was not made so public.

I’ve had some personal experience, where my sister-in-law would be talking to someone about me. It not only upsets me, I also made up my mind not to talk to her.


365 Writing Prompt: Tell us your story

Tell us about a journey — whether a physical trip you took or an emotional one.

This trip was physical as well as emotional. It was one of those trips you hope no one will ever have to take. It was necessary for the family to find out whether there was any hope to get their most important family member get well. The first trip was within the country, where the physician without hesitation gave his verdict, it was pointless to have heart surgery because the patient would not be able to survive it.

Next step was to go somewhere else, the said patient was already too weak to undergo any kind of surgical procedure. The physician treating him was the best one, who admitted it won’t be easy, but he’d be able to operate.

The day of surgery was tense for the family members, on the appointed time the guy came to the hospital room to take the patient to the operating room  for surgery. As he was leaving he said, “do not wait in the hospital, go to your hotel, it will take hours to operate.”

The family members went back to the hotel but came back a few hours later. This is when the waiting game started. All the family members of the patients were leaving with a smile on their faces.

This family had no idea whether the surgery was completed, how was the patient, there was no one to give an answer. At about 10 pm the family was called, the physician showed up and gave his account of how the surgery went. The surgery was successful but the family needed to wait for seventy-two hours, before the physician would be able to say, if the patient will be okay.

After seventy-two hours the family was told the patient will be okay and he’d have to stay in the hospital for a month to recuperate.

A month later the patient was released and was allowed to take the flight home!


DP Daily Prompts: In Retrospect

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Yesterday you invented a new astrological sign. Today , write your own horoscope__ for the past month(in other words,as if you’d written it October 1st.

According to my new astrological sign, I am ambitious, determined, patient, and intelligent. Today is October 1st, I see myself taking a trip somewhere for a few days

I do not see any project for me that is overly ambitious, everything seems to be simple, it will be a good trip for me I’ll learn a few things from it.

I see myself face to face with some sales ladies, who will tax my patience,if I’m able to succeed, it will prove my horoscope which says I’m intelligent is true.

I’m checking what my horoscope said and what really happened the past month.

Yes I took a trip in the first week of October. I went to a store in the Eaton Center in Montreal, I saw some pretty mugs I picked a couple, one for my neighbor and one  for me, I went to the cash register to pay for them, the first question I was asked was, “Do you have a Bay Card?”

I replied, “No, I don’t and I do not want one.”

Well the lady would not leave me alone , she told me all the advantages of having a card, that there are ‘Sales’ I can take advantage of and a million other things, she kept talking I smiled and refused to get one.

In the end my determination slackened and I agreed to get one, she wasted no time and gave me a temporary card.

I showed patience but failed in the “determined” department.

This trip was more difficult than I thought it would be. The sales ladies are really something, I wish I had said, “What part of I do not want a card, don’t you understand?.”

The lady kept up the pressure and I succumbed , doesn’t show much determination  on my part,does it?

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DP Daily Prompts: Custom Zodiac

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You’re tasked with creating a brand new zodiac sign for the people born around your birthday— based solely on yourself. What would your new sign be, and how would you describe those who share it?

Custom Zodiac sign is not as easy to create as it seems, I’ll try to learn about the twelve signs and will pick the good qualities from some of them and make my own custom zodiac sign.

My custom zodiac sign is “Augustan,” those who share this sign are ambitious, determined,patient and intelligent. They are born around my birthday, some are closer than others.

Augustan Age is  one of the most illustrious periods in Latin literary history. It was marked by civil peace and prosperity.The name Augustan Age is also applied to a “classical” period in the literature of any nation, especially to the 18th century in England.

Some prefer to limit the English Augustan Age to the period covered by the reign of Queen Anne. This was the time when writers like Alexander Pope,Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, John Gay and Matthew Prior flourished.

Among the ones I’ve selected there is a writer, so the zodiac sign Augustan I feel  is appropriate!




365 Writing Prompts: A house divided

Pick a divisive issue currently in the news. Write a two-part post in which you take on two personas and approach the topic from both sides. Bonus points for a creative format( round table discussion, debate transcript, etc.).

I’d like to remind everyone who reads my post, I am really not giving my opinion either way. I am writing it as a prompt, and nothing else.

We all have difference of opinion in every divisive issue we read about, some of us are vocal, others not so much. At this moment I am thinking about, “Doctor assisted suicide”, this issue is talked about by healthy and those who are unwell, as a healthy individual I do not feel the pain of someone who is suffering day in and day out. When the final prognosis is given by the doctor the possibility of the condition of the patient will deteriorate in the coming days, when there is no hope, the patient finds it difficult to carry on with so much pain. He/ she might even think that his/her presence is also making his/her near and dear ones suffer.

When I take a positive stand in favor of the one suffering I’m inclined to believe that keeping the patient alive is not helping the person in front of me. It is sheer torture for the sick, the only way of relieving the patient is to agree with, “Doctor assisted suicide.”

This is the part of me who is unable to watch the patient suffering, I therefore see myself with the 45% of the people who think it’s morally acceptable.

Then there is the other part of me who agrees with the 48% of the people who consider it morally wrong. Suicide assisted or unassisted is morally wrong, we have no right to end someone’s life because we are not capable of giving life. Someone has to be very strong mentally to agree with Doctor assisted suicide.

Personally I do not agree with suicide at all!

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