By Patti G
Krystal is seated in Dr. Barber's office waiting for him to discuss her
"Krystal, I am sorry to keep you waiting." Dr. Barber says. "I know you must
"I haven't been waiting long. I appreciate you putting a rush on this for
Dr. Barber opens the file and says to Krystal, "Your biopsy does show the mass
is malignant. However, because you were so diligent in your breast exams and came
to see me so soon, I believe we can remove the mass entirely and without being
too invasive. With some additional radiation and chemo, I feel assured that the
cancer will be gone."
"Well, I guess that is like good news, bad news, right?" Krystal tries some
"I know you must be scared, but I promise the prognosis looks very
encouraging. We have to schedule the surgery immediately, though. Have you told
"No, not yet. You have to know that the timing for all of this is not very
"It never is good timing, Krystal; but you can't postpone this, and Jackson and
your family need to know. You are going to need their support through this."
"I know, Doctor; but once Jackson finds out about this, I know he's going to
want to drop out of the election. He has wanted this for so long."
"I think your husband will care more about his wife and her health than any
election, Krystal. Please speak to him tonight and inform your family as soon as
possible. We need to schedule this procedure right away."
"Just out of curiosity, how long could I postpone the surgery?"
"Krystal, please do not even think about trying to wait this out till after
the election. You do not have that kind of time!"
"Okay, Dr. Barber. I will talk to Jack as soon as possible and make
arrangements to get started."
Krystal leaves the doctor's office and heads over to the park. She has so much
to think about. She knows the doctor is right and this can't wait, but how can
she tell Jack and know he will concede his dreams for her health?
Reggie walks into the Fusion office looking for Greenlee. A beautiful young
woman walks up to him.
"Can I help you?" she asks. It is Cassandra who is working at Fusion as
"Actually, I'm looking for Greenlee," says Reggie.
"Do you have an appointment?
"No, but I'm sure she'll see me. I'm her brother, Reggie."
"I had no idea Greenlee had a brother."
"I guess you can't see the family resemblance," Reggie says jokingly. "I've
been away from Pine Valley for a few years, and I wanted to stop by and let her
know I'm home."
"Reggie!" Greenlee runs up to him and gives him a big hug. "When did you get
home? Does Jack know you're here?"
"Yes, I stopped and saw Jack and Krystal earlier. I wanted to make you my
next visit. You look great, Greenpea. I guess marriage, work, and motherhood
really are good for you."
"Well, thanks, and I can see the military has done okay with you as well."
"I'm sorry, Reggie. This is Cassandra, my assistant. Cassandra is Chief Hubbard
and Dr. Hubbard's daughter."
"It's a pleasure to meet you, Cassandra," says Reggie.
"The pleasure is all mine," says Cassandra smiling.
Ellie walks into the staff lounge and finds Jake getting a cup of coffee.
"It's not great, but it'll definitely keep you up," says Jake.
"I think I will pass, but thanks," says Ellie.
"So how are you finding work at PVH?" asks Jake.
"Everyone is very nice and the work is very rewarding." Ellie tells him. "I
know your family has a long history here at the hospital. How long have you
"I came back here a long time ago, after working out in California. Since
then I have worked here off and on for several years," Jake tells Ellie. "Where did you come from before moving here?" Jake asks her.
"Oh, I was just working in Chicago, but I have lived all over growing up with
"Is your mom out in Chicago?"
"No, my mom has been living out of the country for many years now."
Griffin walks through the door of The Boarding House as Zoey is sitting on
the sofa reading a magazine.
She looks up and asks Griffin, "Long day?"
Griffin answers that he did a double shift at the hospital and stopped off to
put a few hours in at The Free Clinic. "How was your day?"
"I spent the afternoon with Zach's kids at the park. Zach had a some
business to attend to, and I thought he might want some free time to go see
"It's great you and Zach are getting along, and you seem to enjoy the kids as
much as they seem to like being with you."
"Well, I'm glad I'm getting to know Zach, but it's still kind of weird
finding out about having a whole family I knew nothing about, especially the
Cambias part of it. As for the kids, I think they are just getting attached to me
because they miss their mom. You know Kendall. What is she like?"
"How much time do you have?" jokes Griffin.
P.S. I have been watching AMC since 1976 and during that time, I have had the
pleasure of sharing that experience with family, friends, and yes even my late
husband. Now however, I watch the show alone these past years and enjoy writing
my Random Thoughts article as well as this new venture Fan Fiction. I am pleased
when I see people have read my posts as it makes me feel connected to all of you
out there. Thanks for all your support. I am always happy to hear what you have
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