Transcript of Telephone Conversation between Charles Balis, M.D. and Ms. Cassandra Evans, Tuesday, October 22, 1996 at 11:30 am.

Ms. Evans: Hello Doctor Blalis?
Dr. Balis: This is Doctor Balis. How may I help you?
Ms. Evans: Doctor, this is Cassie.
Dr. Balis: Cassie! I was really worried about you!
Ms. Evans: I wanted to apologize for missing my last appointment. Things are not going well for me.
Dr. Balis: Cassie where are you? I have been trying to contact you. I've been quite concerned.
Ms. Evans: I am at my grandmother's. Michelle took me here when she left...she was afraid to leave me alone. I guess I overdid things. I can't think straight, but I've been very ill. I don't sleep much but just lie on the couch most of the day and night. Had some seizures when Michelle and I were out. Did she call you?
Dr. Balis: She called me once to cancel your appointment. Do you have the number there? I would like to keep an emergency number on file for you.
Ms. Evans: The number? Phone number, I know this...wait, maybe I should call my grandmother over here. Hold on please.
Dr. Balis: Okay.
Ms. Evans: The number here is 555-9810. No, wait. She said I switched numbers. Grandma, is it one zero or is it zero one? It's zero one. Sorry.
Dr. Balis: That's quite all right. How long will you be staying there?
Ms. Evans: I don't know. Oh no...I can't take the spinning. I am so dizzy.
Dr. Balis: Don't try to talk for a minute. Take a breath and try to stop crying.
Ms. Evans: I wish I could just crawl in a hole and stay there sleeping until things get better. I wish I could just get some sleep! I'm sorry. I don't mean to be so weepy. I am making everyone's life miserable!
Dr. Balis: That's not true. You are ill. I am sure you will feel better soon. Have you spoken to Dr. Halsey?
Ms. Evans: Halsey?
Dr. Balis: Perhaps you can give him a call and he can prescribe some pain medication or sleeping aids to help you get through this set back.
Ms. Evans: Okay, I'm not sure I have his number with me.
Dr. Balis: Hmm. Well, I'll talk to him and have him call you at your grandmother's. Incidentally, what is your grandmother's name?
Ms. Evans: Grandma.
Dr. Balis: No, I mean how would I address her?
Ms. Evans: Oh, I'm sorry. Brain fog, to say the least. Um...her first name starts with a "N"--Nora Evans.
Dr. Balis: Okay, very well. Why don't you give me a call in a few days and we can see if we can set up another appointment for you--if you're up to it.
Ms. Evans: Yes, I'd like that very much. I hope I can make it, but I'm just not sure. I haven't even called my work. If I still have a job...
Dr. Balis: Just concentrate on getting better. I will try to call you in a few days and see how you are doing, okay? And Dr. Halsey or I can write you a letter for your employers. Meantime if you need me, please call.
Ms. Evans: Thanks Doctor. I don't know what to do with myself anymore.
Dr. Balis: Take care.
Ms. Evans: Bye.
Dr. Balis: Goodbye.
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