Insight

Insight

 

Kurt Smidt-Jernstrom, MDiV, MA

Spring 2006 - Volume 10 Number 1

 https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/05-064

"I asked to see you over an hour ago!" she complained as I entered her room and introduced myself. Judy looked slightly older than her 44 years with thick gray hair that had been styled short in preparation for the surgery. A volatility that had plagued her most of her life, manifested itself in the furrows on her brow. Annoyed that she was missing work because of her surgery--to remove a tumor that had engulfed an ovary--and aggravated by the pain she was experiencing, she tyrannized the nursing staff activating the call light continuously as if the mere act of pushing on the device would palliate her impatience.

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