The Heart Murmur

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers.

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Growing up he had wanted to play in all sports. Dr. Rulney didn’t like the “lub-DUPP”  sound he heard when he put his stethoscope to his chest.

He used to practice basketball free throws in his back yard. Sometimes he could make ninety five out of a hundred. He just knew he could have made the high school basketball team.

Later on in life he would learn these murmurs are common in healthy children. Many children will have heart murmurs heard by their doctors at some point in their lives.

This diagnoses did have one benefit: he would never see Saigon.

18 thoughts on “The Heart Murmur

    • Indeed. The benches reminded me of where I took a physical for the Army standing buck naked with my clothing in a plastic bag waiting for that doctor that said I was unfit for duty. Took a bus back home and surprised my mom.

      Thanks for commenting.

      DJ

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