According to Wikipedia …
A plot twist is a change in the expected direction or outcome of the plot of a film, television series, video game, novel, comic or other fictional work. It is a common practice in narration used to keep the interest of an audience, usually surprising them with a revelation.
Today, I did something without telling anyone in advance. I went to see Doctor 1 again, this time with my mom. I really wish my husband could have come with me, too, but my decision to return to this doctor was so spontaneous that his work schedule wouldn’t allow it.
If you recall, she was the first doctor I met. She listened to what I had to say and recommended that, if anything, we start with a lift, a full one, to bring me back to my pre-pregnancy, pre-breastfeeding body. Further, she recommended that we leave it at that for now. Once healed from that surgery, I could later decide if I still wanted augmentation which would be handled in a separate surgery. She said many of her patients are so satisfied with the lift that they opt out of the second (augmentation) surgery.
Some “twists” are foreshadowed and can thus be predicted by many viewers/readers, whereas others are a complete shock.
On October 20th, in an entry entitled Round 2 – A Second Visit to Boob Doctor 5 (this time with the spouse along for the ride), I wrote “Doctor 1 is still in the back of my mind, too. I like that she is a she. I like that I told her about my blog. I like that she was willing to digest everything I learned from all of the other doctors with me. I had actually made a follow-up appointment with her as well but had to cancel due to a family illness. She’s still floating around in my brain somewhere.”
When a plot twist happens near the end of a story, especially if it changes one’s view of the preceding events, it is known as a twist ending.
So, I rescheduled with Doctor 1 again and went to this appointment with my (wonderfully supportive) mom today. We had another very positive experience with her and I learned that she has, in fact, been checking in with ODNT. So let’s send her a big shout out in case she’s reading today. (Hi, Doctor 1!)
Holy crap, I have a lot to think about. And I can’t BELIEVE I just assigned myself another damned report to write. This will be my … (gulp) … ninth!
I promise it’s coming soon. Along with my decision.