What is my future?

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Annabelle Harpin

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Choice count: 68

Section count: 45

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Error count: 5

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Computer Science : 25 matches (body, call, choice, don't care, emergency, Expression, floor, Function, huge, methods, mouse, name, News, operation, pass, physical, Process, ring, scan, search, searching, security, sign, signed, stroke)

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What is my future?

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Waiting for the decision of the universities.

My name is Annabelle. I've been studying Health Sciences for two years. From now on, I only have one month left at the Cegep of Saint-Hyacinthe. My dream is to go to the university in medicine. However, due to the huge number of applications to this program, I have to apply to another program. My other option is to become an occupational therapist.

Choice 1 : I'm accepted in medicine.

Choice 2 : I'm not accepted in medicine.

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Good news!

I'm so happy. I go to Montreal University in medicine! Ten years later, my long studies are finished. It is now the time to find a job in a hospital. I work at the University Hospital of Montreal.

Choice 1 : I am a surgeon.

Choice 2 : I am a cardiologist.

Choice 3 : I am an emergency physician.

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Bad news.

Unfortunately, I'm not accepted in medicine. However, I will be an occupational therapist and it's pretty exciting. I will help people with disabilities to be autonomous. After 4 years of studies, I can finally practice my job. There are many different places where I could work.

Choice 1 : I work at the hospital.

Choice 2 : I work at a CLSC.

Choice 3 : I work at a rehab center.

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I am a surgeon.

I am at the hospital and a little boy comes to talk to me. He cries and asks me if I could do anything for him to remove his pain in the stomach. I give him an X-ray examination to find what is wrong. I realize that he has to go immediately in surgery. He has an ulcer because of a bacterium. However, to go in the operation room, I need the parents' consent because the boy is under 14 years old. The parents refuse to sign the consent for their son's surgery because of their belief. They think that it is in the power of God to decide if their boy survives or not. On the other hand, I know that if this boy doesn't get the surgery in the next hours, he will die.

Choice 1 : Even if the parents didn't sign the consent, I bring the patient in the operation room to save his life.

Choice 2 : I send the patient home.

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I am a cardiologist.

I am a cardiologist at the University Hospital of Montreal. I work in the Allen laboratory to search for medical treatments that would treat cardiovascular diseases. With my coworkers, we think that we found an enzyme that causes the development of those kinds of disease. So, we could stop the activation of this enzyme in our body to treat the patients. However, there are multiple secondary symptoms that can affect significantly the health of the patients. What do I do?

Choice 1 : I don't care if there are secondary symptoms. It is the only treatment we have.

Choice 2 : I search for another treatment.

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I am an emergency physician.

It is a quiet Tuesday night at the hospital. I wait at the entry of the emergency. There's a girl around 20 years old that enters the building. She screams and cries. She tells me that her leg hurts a lot. I decide to do a scan to see what's wrong. The girl has internal bleeding in her left leg. I don't have much time to figure out what to do with this patient. Her left leg is damaged a lot. I have to act fast because she loses too much blood!

Choice 1 : I decide to amputate her leg. It is too risky.

Choice 2 : I will do everything to save her leg.

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I work at the hospital.

At work, a doctor tells me to examine an elderly person to determine if he is still able to drive a car. So, I do different tests.

Choice 1 : I withdraw his driver's license.

Choice 2 : He is still able to drive.

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I work at a CLSC.

My job consists in helping people to function independently in their daily lives. I work in a CLSC. The job has three main areas: self-care, productivity and leisure.

Choice 1 : I work to increase the patients' productivity.

Choice 2 : I make home care.

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I work at a rehab center.

The goal of rehabilitation is to help our clients to return to their normal activities. I use a lot of methods like strengthening, stretching and stimulating muscles and brain. I meet a patient who has experienced a stroke.

Choice 1 : He has lost the ability to write.

Choice 2 : He has lost the ability to walk.

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Contrary to the law!

In the operation room, everything goes perfectly. The patient will live in a great condition after all. I bring the patient in a post operation room. The parents understand at this moment that I have done the operation even if they haven't signed the consent. I can see the anger in the eyes of the dad. I'm scared of what will happen to me because I broke the law.

Choice 1 : I explain everything to the parents and my boss.

Choice 2 : I quit because I don't want to go to jail.

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After I have sent the boy at home, I pray every day hoping that he will be alright. However, I know that the chances that he will pass through it are small.

Choice 1 : The patient survives.

Choice 2 : The patient dies.


My boss understands why I have done the surgery even if the parents' consent haven't been signed. The parents are angry, but seeing their boy without any pain makes them happy and relieved.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

New job.

I am too scared to go to jail. I tell my boss that I quit. I come back to school to become an occupational therapist finally.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.


It is a miracle! The little boy survives even though he didn't have the surgery. I can't believe it. My prayers have worked. I begin to believe in God.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

I'm mad.

I can't believe the parents have let their son die. They just had to sign a stupid consent.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

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Operation room.

I come in a hurry in the operation room because she loses a huge quantity of blood. Other doctors join me to help to amputate the leg.

Choice 1 : I made a horrible mistake.

Choice 2 : The patient is stable.

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I can save it!

Even if she loses a lot of blood, I have to try to save her leg because she's only 20 years old! In the operation room, I try to find the main cause of the internal bleeding. I can't see from where it starts because there's too much blood. I call other doctors to help me.

Choice 1 : I finally saw the lesion.

Choice 2 : I can't stop the bleeding. I've lost control.


I can't believe it. How could I make that horrible mistake? In the operation room, I couldn't stop the bleeding after all because I amputated the wrong leg. The girl died of internal bleeding and it's all my fault. I'm devastated.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

It's over.

Hopefully, the amputation went very well. The patient is stable.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

The best news.

The operation went perfectly. With the help of the other doctors, we were able to stop the bleeding and to save her leg. Everybody is happy. It was a great day at work.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

If I had...

I am so mad at myself. I wasn't able to stop the bleeding as planned. I tried to save her with the use of the defibrillators, but it didn't work. If I had amputated her leg, she would be alive. I have made the wrong decision.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

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New medication.

I create a medication that inhibits the expression of the enzyme. Even if I know that this medication can give multiple secondary symptoms, treating patients is more important.

Choice 1 : I prescribe the medication to the patients at the hospital.

Choice 2 : I try the medication on mice.

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I search on a way to treat cardiovascular diseases because the other treatment that we have found was way too dangerous for the patients. Every day, I go in the laboratory to find another way to stop the activation of the enzyme with less secondary symptoms.

Choice 1 : I am tired of searching.

Choice 2 : I have the clue!

So many complaints.

Many patients get sick because of my medication. They complaint to my boss. I'm fired.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

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Poor little mice.

The medication will never be in the pharmacies. Every single mouse is dead.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.


I find nothing. I'm tired of searching. I quit my research.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

What a discovery!

I find the way to treat every cardiovascular disease. I receive the Nobel Prize.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

No more driver's license.

After all the physical tests, it is obvious that he can't drive. Every time that I have to announce such news to someone, I am stressed.

Choice 1 : He's mad.

Choice 2 : He cries.

On the road.

He passes every physical test. I can't withdraw his driver's license.

Choice 1 : It was a mistake.

Choice 2 : I've never seen someone this happy.

He's mad.

When I tell him that I withdraw his driver's license, he yells at me and starts throwing objects on the floor. I call security, and I never see him again.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

He cries.

I've never seen someone crying as much as him. I feel terrible. I watch him leave the room in tears.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

My fault.

I give him the permission to drive his own car. I watch him leave. A few minutes later, I hear a big sound coming from downstairs. It was the elderly person who went into the building with his car. I guest I'll withdraw his driver's license finally.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

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Too happy.

When I tell him he could still drive his own car, he is so happy. He starts jumping of joy but he lands on a shoe. His ankle sprains. Hopefully, he is already at the hospital.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

I work to increase the patients' productivity.

Two weeks ago, someone had a car accident. Due to his injuries, doctors had to amputate his left arm. I got a call from the hospital to meet this patient. He is a young man. I come to meet him and to see what I could do to help him. I make him a prosthesis.

Choice 1 : It works.

Choice 2 : It hurts.

I make home care.

I go to my patient house to help her to take her bath. I arrive at the house and ring. No one answers. I ring a second time to be sure if she's there, but no answers.

Choice 1 : I come in the house.

Choice 2 : I come back to the CLSC.

It works.

Fortunately, the prosthesis fits perfectly. My patient is able to function independently.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

It hurts.

My patient isn't able to keep the prosthesis. He tells me that it hurts his scar too much. He will have to learn how to live without an arm.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

I come in the house.

It is impossible that my patient isn't home. There must be something wrong. I come in the house and see her on the ground. She tells me that she is alright. I help her to get up and bring her to the bathroom to take her bath.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

I come back to the CLSC.

My patient doesn't answer to her door. I think that she went outside to take a walk. When I come back to the CLSC, my boss tells me that one of my patients had called because she had fallen on the floor and she isn't able to get up by herself. I feel terrible. I should have come in the house.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

He has lost the ability to write.

Mr. Boisvert has lost some strength on the right side. So, he has difficulties writing. I work on his dexterity. This patient is unable to write a single word. Every time I ask him to do something, he gets mad. I don't know what to do.

Choice 1 : I tell him to draw a flower.

Choice 2 : I ask him to throw me a ball.

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He has lost the ability to walk.

Mr. Boisvert has no more strength in his legs. He has to learn how to use a wheelchair. I tell him that it would be easier if his family was there to help him in the next days.

Choice 1 : He tells me that he has no family.

Choice 2 : He doesn't want to call them.

Beautiful flower.

For the first time of the day, my patient seems happy. His draw is wonderful. Finally, he apologizes to be unpleasant and continues to draw on his sheets of paper.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

Throw me the ball.

It is a terrible game. He is so mad at me that he throws me the ball directly in the face. I don't know how to react. He yells at me that he wants another occupational therapist for the day.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

No one at all?

I can't believe it. He tells me that no one in his family has a concern about him. He lost contact with all his family about 5 years ago. I make him understand that I will be there with him and that he will be alright. He smiles.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

He needs them more than ever.

I don't understand why Mr. Boisvert doesn't want to call his family. He explains to me that he doesn't want his family to see him in this condition. I try to make him understand that it doesn't matter. His family just wants to help. He doesn't listen to me. He will do this process all alone.

Choice 1 : The End. Start again.

The End.