Love is a Battlefield

I’m sure I left everyone on the edge of their seats after last post’s riveting first part to the Grey’s Anatomy episode. Well, you’re in luck because I still have many lines left in this old creative writing assignment.

If you’re just tuning in, I recently found my old creative writing portfolio from when I took the class in high school. Might as well share it with the world.

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FADE IN

Int. Meredith’s house – night

IZZY

So, how was work today?

GEORGE

Well, I did a lot of sutures today fixed a broken arm and told someone they had AIDS.

IZZY

Nice, I bet that was fun. Just what you hope for on a Monday morning, amirite?

GEORGE

Loads. How about you? Your day as enthralling as mine?

IZZY

Eh, ok I guess. I helped Dr. Hann again today in open heart surgery. The patient had coronary artery disease, along with high blood pressure. We had to be careful not to raise the blood pressure while doing a coronary angioplasty. The patient also had severe atherosclerosis, which looks as disgusting as it sounds up close. You’d think I’d be over the moon, dancing around the house happy I got to do something like that. But, I just don’t think my heart is in it – no pun intended.

GEORGE

Aw, it’s okay. (Holding hands) you’ll find your niche.

IZZY

Another day, another worry. So anyways, how’s the Callie controversy going?

GEORGE

Well, it’s a little rough. Yesterday I ran into her during rounds and I thought she was going to murder me right then and there. Fortunately, her interns were following her, so murder would have been a little inappropriate.

IZZY

Agreed. I thought you said she forgave you…

GEORGE

That’s what I thought to. But those murder eyes told a different story.

IZZY

Well she’s just going to have to get over it! Okay, so you’re not married anymore, big deal!! Callie and George are no longer. What does she want you to do, take her back?

GEORGE

Honestly, I’m not sure. I guessed it might be a little awkward going back to work being mad at one another. I need to find a way to get back in her good graces, that doesn’t involve re-marrying her.

IZZY

Good luck with that. Sorry, but I think I ruined it for you.

GEORGE

Thanks, Iz. Don’t worry, I’ll find a way.

IZZY

And George is on a mission again.

FADE TO:

A.) George following Callie, being somewhat of a teacher’s pet.

B.) Meredith checking in on the sick children.

C.) Dr. Shepherd sitting at his desk contemplating his love situation.

D.) Once again, George chasing around Callie.

End of Scene IV

Ext. Dr. Shepherd’s office

MEREDITH (V.O)

These obstacles we are faced with can never be simple and easy. The answer is never just a yes or a no. It can be as complicated and intricate as a brain surgery or a relationship decision. As the great Bernice Johnson Reagon once said, “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they are supposed to help you discover you who are.”

DR. SHEPHERD

Let’s see, the patient was diagnosed with a motor neuron disease, progressing the destruction of cells controlling essential muscle activity. Unfortunately, there is no cure. I have to find some way to slow it. But I will, as always, try to help this man live comfortably for a while.

ROSE

How very noble of you.

DR. SHEPHERD

Someone is feeling fiesty this morning….not noble, that’s just my job. This is a tough situation. Most people with this disease don’t recover; they die. I personally want to help this man live. Now, what treatments do you suggest?

ROSE

This is some kind of test, isn’t it?

DR. SHEPHERD

Not at all, merely a consultation with a well-qualified nurse on a difficult situation. I would never test you.

ROSE

Okay, I’ll bite. Now first, I would prescribe the drug riluzole to prolong his life two to three months. Although, it doesn’t relieve the symptoms it will make his life longer. But that’s not what we’re aiming for, is it?

DR. SHEPHERD

No, that would be more of a last resort.

ROSE

Okay, next idea. We use….relaxants like baclofen, tizanidine and benzodiasepines for the spastic muscles. As for relieving the pain, I would go with anticonvulsants or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

DR. SHEPHERD

You know what? That’s exactly what I was thinking, only better!

ROSE

Years of education are finally coming in handy.

End of Scene V

 

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