It’s been about a year and a half since I last went to see my eye doctor, and I figured it was about time. So I called up to make an appointment. Someone answered the phone with a different name than my doctor, so I asked if I had called the right place. “Yep, we’ve taken over the practice” she says. Cool, you should have my records then. yadda yadda.
We agree on an appointment time, and I ask if they had bought my doctor out or what, just out of curiosity. She gets real quiet and says that he passed away. Yikes! Now my doc was maybe 36 when I saw him last, so I had to ask what happened. As I asked, I remembered that he loved sky diving. Sure enough, seconds later, she says it was a skydiving accident.
This is one of the reasons I have never gone skydiving, and never will.
So, um, I have a new eye doctor.