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Transcript for a page from The Infinite Wait and Other Stories

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[Woman] So, I start the official treatment regimen tomorrow. The doctor said the meds will make me sick for awhile until my body adjusts, and even then, they’ll still make me tired.

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[Woman] Basically, I’ll be fine, but everything will just suck for me all the time.

[Man] How’s that different than from always?

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[Man] Hm…”lupus”…that won’t do…

I’m going to call it “poopus”

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[Woman] I’m disappointed that it doesn’t have a cool name like scarlet fever or the black death or even cholera. Lupus sounds like an off-brand breakfast cereal.