Janice was fixing dinner when Larry walked through the door. “Hey,” was all he could manage.
“What’s the matter with you?” she asked. “You look like you’ve seen a ghost. Is everything okay?”
“Not really,” Larry replied. “I just got a call from my doctor’s office. I have diabetes.”
“You have what?” she asked.
“Diabetes. This is serious, Janice. The doctor said that left untreated, a diabetes patient can go blind or lose a limb—or a kidney, even.”
Now Janice was the one looking shell-shocked. “Just like that, out of the blue, you have diabetes?”
Larry shook his head. “I knew I’d been more tired than usual, and I’d been hitting ...