Friday, January 13, 2012


Doctors always have that occasional patient who is deceptive.

An hilarious case retrospectively ( I didn't find it funny at the time), was the 'unconscious' young lady who was brought into the Emergency room by her husband. History and preliminary examination proved nothing significant until the husband happened to step out of the room.

That was when it happened, a 'miracle'.

She who was hitherto in a 'deep coma', opened her eyes, looked furtively around and started to talk - She hurriedly told me that this was just a set up, she was only acting. She related how uncaring and stingy her husband was and how she wanted to use this opportunity to milk him out of his money and gain his attention.

I was amazed at her skills, indeed Nollywood / Hollywood was missing a potential star here. How did she manage to keep a straight face while everyone around her was in complete chaos mode ? How did she keep from reacting when she was being moved, how could she remain so limp? Indeed, how did she remain perfectly still through all the checks on her?

I had a hard time that night, convincing her this wasn't exactly the reason the ER was set up(duh!) ,and why she had to come clean. I couldn't continue to spend anymore time 'treating' her.

It would have been interesting though, to join in her charade and watch the husband sweat out all thoughts of infidelity - but this wasn't scrubs, this was real life and I had better things to do.

I hope the husband would have eventually learnt the lesson of the wrath of a woman scorned. But again, i guess not.

Was her action forgivable?

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