I’m getting worried. I don’t talk much about Her here, because I have the feeling I still can’t quite grasp her true nature, and I’d never thought I’d say this about Her, but now I’m getting worried.
This is what happened this morning:
Martin: – I wanted to let you know that Mrs. F called to cancel her weekly appointment. Again: it’s the third in a row.
Myself: – Did she say anything? Any reason why she couldn’t come, this time?
Martin: – She didn’t say anything special, Doctor. She just said that she had another commitment that could not be moved at any cost, and therefore she had to postpone your discussion. She almost forgot to put her British accent on, she may have even said “I will see y’all next week” while confirming next week’s appointment.
Myself: – A hard slip back to Southern accent: very worrying. If next week she calls again to cancel her visit, please pass the call directly on to my office phone. For once it doesn’t matter if I am with another patient: this requires immediate care. And let’s hope we see her here.
It’s never a good sign when a patient starts to shrink from therapy. It always means there’s something going on, either good or bad. I don’t know what to think with Her: things could look good and be very bad. Or vice-versa, for what’s worth. Let’s just hope she comes next week: that’s the only thing I’ll say for now.
With a heavy heart,
Dr. Alexander Williams