memoirs

Something happened today which reminded me of a funny story from a few years ago.

I had a patient who we shall call Nora. (this is not her name, but patient confidentiality and all that) she was a Paranoid Schizophrenic and considered by many to be quite dangerous, Bless, her she was always like a lamb with me. She used to complain about her ex husband, and call him very ripe names, and say ‘If ever I see the bastard I will kill him’ and I always said the same thing ‘He isn’t worth it Nora, He isn’t worth it, why should you spend the rest of your life in jail because of him’. About two years later I got a telephone call from Nora. ‘You would have been proud of me today’ she announced. ‘Would I sweetheart, what did you do?’ I replied.
‘I saw that son of a bitch driving a trip bus, and he was stopped at the traffic lights, I jumped onto the bus and had him by the throat. Then I heard your voice in my head, saying, He isn’t worth it Nora, he isn’t worth it, and I let go and said , she’s right, you’re not’.
Of course, I knew she heard voices, I didn’t realize it was mine!!!!

I still to this day wonder what her ex husband thought she was talking about, and if he realized what a close shave he had had. haha.

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hilarydougill

Co Durham, United Kingdom

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