Ahem, I would just like to clarify that this post has been in my queue for over 2 weeks. Cranquis clearly looks up to me so much that he has assumed my writing ideas for his own blog (let’s just forget the fact, as I did, that this was actually his second CYOA post, because his first one was like decades ago in internet-years). Or maybe I’m just the Jekyll to his Hyde…
CHAPTER 1: It’s 4:53 on a Friday, and you’re wrapping up your last patient visit in clinic. For once, you’re running on schedule. Just as you turn the door handle to leave the exam room, your patient says those dreaded words:
Oh, by the way…
- I’ve been hearing voices (yes, I actually had a patient throw that out as an OBTW).
- I’ve been having a little rectal bleeding.
- My chest has been hurting this afternoon, especially when I walked up the stairs to your office.
- This mole looks funny, and it’s been getting bigger, and it kind of itches…
If you choose to blow off the BTW and schedule another appointment for your next available time, go to Chapter 6.
If you choose to sit back down and listen to the patient’s complaint, go to Chapters 25-28.