MO_Sugar Posted December 18, 2003 Share Posted December 18, 2003 Today I went in for a follow up chest x-ray at our local hospital. I have had several x-rays, MRI's and CT Scans done here with no problems. This morning, after taking the x-ray, the little gal came back in the room and asked "Have you had lung surgery?" When I said no she looked perplexed until I told her I have lung cancer. She then said" That explains that" and turned to walk away. When I asked WHAT it explained, she said my right lung "was shorter" than my left lung. Now, had I NOT known I had cancer I would be a basket case at this point! When I got to work I was telling my Boss about it and she said I needed to call "someone" at the hospital and tell them about the conversation. I called the head of the x-ray dept. and after telling my story he said "That was real professional wasn't it" in a rather sarcastic voice. I laughed and told him I thought maybe a short counseling session was in order to which he wholeheartedly agreed. I have to tell you I was floored by her comment. I have NEVER had anything as unprofessional happen during this whole process. Hopefully she will not start anyone elses day off with a jolt as she did mine! God Bless you all, MO Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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