G: so you can't tell me any sort of ball park?
D: no, I'm afraid we don't really say, there are so many variables with a case like yours, it wouldn't be fair.
G: just an indication would be nice. If I'm dying I'd like to know if I have to make money stretch or if I can just blow it all, that kind of thing.
D: I think just enjoying life, each day, is always a good attitude to have, regardless.
G: Don't give me the whole 'were all dying and accidents happen' spiel please
D: No, I'm just saying, don't wait
G: so I don't have long then
D: I didn't say anything
G: you said plenty
D: please, I'm sorry not to be able to be more helpful but we really can't say
G: What would you do if you were in my shoes?
D: I'd try and tell people I love them, and make sure they play the right things in my funeral
G: the right things?
G: you're not attending, you know that?
D: still, I'd think what my legacy would be
D: now, I want you to continue taking care of yourself, just because we've stopped the therapy doesn't mean you should just give up and eat McDonalds for the rest of your time
G: well, it's, as you say, my time
D: yes, I guess you're right
G: and you won't say how long that is
D: I'm afraid I can't
G: I'm guessing 'our' time is up
D: Yes, I'm afraid it is
G: that's a lot of things to be afraid of doc
D: The girls in reception will organise another appointment if you like
G: I don't think I'll spend 'my' time on talking to you if you don't mind
D: Right. Well. Good luck. Have a nice weekend.
G: Hey, you're dying and we've given up on treating you but have a nice weekend?
D: I don't know what you want me to say
G: A time estimate. Do I have three days or three months type of thing? Three years?
D: (decides not to say what they want)You take care now.
G: Still nothing?
D: There's literature in the lobby if that helps, now I really must insist
G: okay. Dead man walking. Going. Going. Gone.
(G doesn't leave)
D: I'd want them to play Unbreak My Heart
G: Good thing you're not the one dying.
Hi, this is a little experiment in writing, where I will write one short play (most of which will be awful) a day for the month of February. They're not polished, there are no rules, I just write them and post them. But I have to post one a day.