Mullberry Whine

poured out before bed

Only the Good

“Oh, that is awful.  And she had no other symptoms at all?”

The attending fiddles with her pen, visibly discomfited by the recent diagnosis of terminal cancer in our new, young patient.  The senior resident shakes her head, her lips pursed in empathetic anguish.

“None.  And she has three young children.”

We all stare at the CT images clearly showing ugly, widely metastatic disease.

“And there is no family history of cancer?  She has no risk factors for disease?”

“None…  Except that she is a very nice person.  These types of things only happen to nice people.”


3 comments on “Only the Good

  1. livingvoraciously
    June 6, 2012

    Sad but probably true! They say that the good die young and the evil ones just linger and linger.

    • mullberrywhine
      June 6, 2012

      The more sour the brine in which you are pickled the more distant your sell by date… 😉

      • livingvoraciously
        June 10, 2012

        LOL !!! good one Ms. Whine 😉

Keep it clean, keep it respectful, or keep away.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow me.


From the Cellar

Now Fermenting

House Rules

Creative Commons License
Nothing under the table.
The views expressed on "Mullberry Whine" are NOT intended to diagnose or treat disease.
The med-ed related stories described here are based on real events. Details have been changed in accordance with HIPAA de-identification guidelines to protect confidentiality.
Mullberry Whine can be enjoyed daily; there is no unsafe quantity. Real wine, though, should be enjoyed in moderation. At-Risk Drinking for males under 65 is defined as >14 alcoholic beverages per week or >4/day, with >7 drinks a week or >3/day being the cut-off for females under 65 and for anyone, male or female, who has graced this planet for 65 years for more. Drink Mullberry Whine like there are no consequences. But drink alcohol responsibly. Your friends, your family, your health-care provider, and your liver - heck, ALL of the organs in your body - will thank you.
%d bloggers like this: