‘I’m doing my usual night rounds at the hospital and I hear a call from the emergency room. I rush to take care of the patient as I was the doctor in charge and I see her laying on the bed, unconscious. I froze for a while. I was very well aware of her heart condition but all of her recent reports showed excellent blood level, balanced weight and a healthy body overall. I just couldn’t think of any possible reason for her to be here, let alone in the middle of the night. “Doctor Kim? Doc? Sir!” yelled a first year resident. I snapped out of my clouded thoughts and begun to take care of her. Her current condition seemed to be out of my little knowledge of her condition and so I called her doctor and he woke up from a heavy sleep and head to the hospital. “Sorry I forgot to tell you but her last month’s result showed that her heart is getting weaker day by day. 46% percent of her heart has failed already Kim Min Joo, and from what happened tonight, it looks like she can’t handle very good new or slight of bad news. Her heart need to bear regularly or else what happened now will be on repeat or even worse. I will contact her brother and let him know of this. We will start weekly checkups for her so that we can keep record of her heart rate.” Doctor Pin is my best friend and her doctor. He told me everything I should know about her condition. “If her heart expires more than 70%, her surgery will be near to impossible to do.” I replied back. “Yes man. By the way, you might put me in trouble. These reports are meant to stay confidential. What is it that you are cooking up in your head Min Joo?”
Well, I couldn’t really answer to that. I don’t even know the reason myself. “Let’s head home now. I bet you are still sleepy buddy.”’
‘I hear the sound of little birds singing. I could feel the rays of sunlight gently hitting my eyes. I opened my eyes to see a tall man standing beside me, checking my drips. “Why can’t I see him properly?” I wondered in curiosity but before I see a clear glimpse of him, he left the room. Few minutes later, I see too young ladies walking in my hospital room. I know them. They are the two sweet sister whom I always share their dinner with me. When Jini and I lived together, we often watched movies with them. “Oh sweet Lord! You are finally awake” said one of the ladies. “Yes. We were very scared when we visited you to share our apple pie and saw you laying on the floor near your bed last night” said the other one.
Before they brought it up, I had forgotten about it. For the first time ever I didn’t know why I was in the hospital and didn’t even bother to find out. I was very comfortable, surprisingly, on the hospital bed that the happiness and relaxation is all I felt. It looked like the doctor who took care of me this time was very serene. It usually hurts a bit when Doctor Pin injects me with fluids but I honestly didn’t feel a thing last night. It was weird but I liked it anyway. ‘I need to thank the doctor’ is all I thought of doing after getting discharged.’