what I learned about doctors. When one or two come in at a time, it can
be really fun. They love to joke around, and I can tell that they're really
trying hard to help me get better. Sometimes they use big medical words,
though, that sound like mumbo-jumbo. If that happens to you, be sure to
ask them to translate what they're trying to tell you into regular English.
It helps me to remember what they say when they write the important things
down. My Mom thinks that my doctor Frank here looks like Tom Cruise. He
told me that I'm the handsome one, though! What do you think?
Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N.
Professor of Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York 10468
updated: November 14, 2004