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By Walt Hardester
Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2007
Last edited: Friday, January 16, 2009
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

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When I was working in the hospital, oft times we would have to defibrillate, or shock a patient to get their heart started again. Sometimes more than once.

I noticed after a while that the electricity would always leave burns on the patients chest.

But ONLY if the patient lived.

These burns would show up the next day or so.

So...after that when I would ask a defibrillated patient how they were feeling, Sometimes they would say,

"I feel good except for these burns on my chest."

If I felt like the patient could understand, I would tell them the simple fact stated above.

Some would look at me funny, and say, "Oh."

Not too many folks complained about much of anything after that.

(c) 2007 Walt Hardester


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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/25/2007
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 6/25/2007
Hmm, didn't know that! I sure wouldn't be complain, but be thankful to be alive! Makes one stop and think...
Joyce B.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 6/24/2007
puts things in new perspective for sure. lady j
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/24/2007
Interesting did not know that myself!!

I know of another kinda shock that left its!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 6/24/2007
I know I would not complain. Who honestly could knowing what could have happened instead. Thank you Walt for this wonderful story. It means a lot.


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