100 Word Story – Chest Pains (Part Two)

There are things in life that are just destined or determined to be out of our control. Evolution is always going to happen, whether or not humans or animals had any major influence in the course of something changing over time. Human genetics and DNA are predetermined, from what our physical appearance will be at birth, all the way to whether we get cancer or not.

There are just some things that are meant to be out of our control, whether we like it or not.

And sometimes, personal suffering and the suffering of others will be determined for us as well. The best we can do is hope for the best and believe that we’ll live against all odds. If we live, then it was already in the cards. If we die and parish…

It was expected.

“I’m Diane Lopez. I’ll be your doctor today.”

I nodded, “Thanks, doc. I’m Quinton Einstein.”

Diane gave me a small smile and flipped through a collection of papers on a clipboard, “It seems your last visit was just over a month ago for a cough.”

“Yeah. I thought it was a cold, but the coughing never stopped.”

Diane did the usual doctor routine of having me do a quick physical. After hearing something in my chest, she wrote something on the stack of papers.

“You clearly don’t sound right, inside and out. I’m going to schedule you for some testing.”

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