Transcript of 10th Session between Charles Balis, M.D. and Mr. Decker Jenkins, Thursday, November 13, 1997 at 10:00 am.

Dr. Balis: Hello, Decker. How are you doing today? You look a little worn.
Mr. Jenkins: I'm doing okay. Actually, I don't feel too good. I have a bit of a headache, and my stomach is a little upset.
Dr. Balis: I late did you stay out last night, Decker?
Mr. Jenkins: What are you talking about? I didn't go out at all.
Dr. Balis: much did you drink then?
Mr. Jenkins: You're pretty good, Doctor. How did you know that I went out and drank?
Dr. Balis: You smell like a brewery. Decker, didn't anything I said to you last week sink in? Drinking combined with your medication may have serious adverse consequences.
Mr. Jenkins: That's why I didn't take the medication yesterday.
Dr. Balis: It doesn't work that way, Decker. You still have the medication in your system for some time after taking it. And stopping your medication, for any reason, is a bad idea in the first place. Even without the medication, drinking for you is not a good idea. You simply should not drink.
Mr. Jenkins: Doctor Balis, I am a grown man. I think I should be able to make that decision on my own. You said yourself that I should try and get myself in the main stream, be a normal person. Normal people have a few drinks and take it a little too far sometimes. I can't promise you that I...Doctor can I have a glass of water, I'm a little dehydrated. I'll be right back...I think I'm going to be sick. Sorry about that; I can't seem to get the tequila taste out of my mouth. That's some nasty stuff.
Dr. Balis: I don't find this at all amusing. It is not safe. If you are getting sick from the amount of drinking you did last night, I don't think you took it a little too far--you took it way too far.
Mr. Jenkins: Okay, Doctor, I get your point. It was a one time event all right?
Dr. Balis: All right, Decker. I'll have to take your word for it. So did you at least have a good time?
Mr. Jenkins: As a matter of fact, I did. Telso and I had a great time.
Dr. Balis: You went out with Telso?
Mr. Jenkins: Yes. And no, I didn't smoke any pot with him, if that's your next question. We just had some beers and a few shots. Telso really knows how to have a good time. It was fun. I feel relaxed with him.
Dr. Balis: Although I don't particularly agree with your actions, I'm glad that you are beginning to interact socially. You just need to be careful. Let's move on. How did your date with Chris go last week?
Mr. Jenkins: It was fantastic. She truly is a interesting person, and, wow, what a body!
Dr. Balis: You and Chris didn't....
Mr. Jenkins: I wish, but no, we didn't. We just went to the exhibit. I felt extremely comfortable there. I guess it's just because I had a lot to talk about. I think that is the most I have ever talked to anyone--except you, of course. She seemed extremely interested in what I had to say, too.
Dr. Balis: What did you talk about?
Mr. Jenkins: Well, I did a lot of quoting statistics. She asked a lot of questions about teams and players and stuff like that. She sure doesn't know too much about baseball. She didn't realize that the Bay Area had two teams. Can you imagine that, Doctor?
Dr. Balis: Does it? Just kidding--the A's and the Giants, right? I'll bet there are a lot of women and a lot of men too, who wouldn't know that.
Mr. Jenkins: Yes. Well, I gave her a run down of all the teams and what league and division they are in. Of course, some of them are going to change next year but I didn't mention that. She seemed a little confused about the divisions anyway and I didn't want to confuse her any more. I really like her, Doctor, and I think she may have the same feelings.
Dr. Balis: Oh? What makes you think that?
Mr. Jenkins: Well, after a while of walking around, I decided to make a move. I grabbed her hand and held it as we walked. She didn't let go so there must be something in that. Plus after a while, she put her arm in mine. It was very exciting, however I was too nervous to try and kiss her at the end of the date. May I be excused again, Doctor?
Dr. Balis: If you must. I don't want your tequila all over my floor.
Mr. Jenkins: Again I'm sorry. I'm beginning to think that last night really wasn't such a good idea after all.
Dr. Balis: So you and Chris hit it off pretty good?
Mr. Jenkins: I like to think so. After the exhibit, we went to a restaurant and had a couple of drinks.
Dr. Balis: Decker, I thought you said last night was a one time event?
Mr. Jenkins: I did. It was a one time event of drinking too much. We only had a few, Doctor. I didn't even get a buzz.
Dr. Balis: It is still dangerous.
Mr. Jenkins: more drinking.
Dr. Balis: So are you and Chris going to see each other again?
Mr. Jenkins: I certainly hope so. Doctor, I really don't feel so good.
Dr. Balis: All right, Decker. We'll end for today, but these short session have to stop. I schedule the sessions for an hour for a reason, Decker, and these short ones accomplish too little.
Mr. Jenkins: Okay, Doctor.
Dr. Balis: I thought that next week we'd start talking a little bit more about your childhood with Karen. You might want to think about that a little this week.
Mr. Jenkins: My childhood. Fine. See you next week.
Dr. Balis: Okay, Decker. And no more drinking and take your medication. Decker, did you hear me?
Mr. Jenkins: Yes, Doctor Balis.
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