Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Matters Medical

"We drink one another's health and spoil our own"
JEROME K. JEROME 1859-1927

I’m putting the final touches to my pieces on adenomyosis having finally got quotes from one medical source yesterday morning, and badgered poor Dr Gray’s husband into getting her to call me last night for more information and quotes.

Now I’ve rewritten the two articles and have one editor interested in one, hopefully someone else in the other one. I’ve been awake since 5am and gone over the information so much that my brain is going round in ever decreasing circles.

Now I have to catch Woman’s Hour who are doing a piece on heavy bleeding (as in menstrual) to see who they have interviewed – not Dr Gray which was a bit remiss of their researchers.

She said she thought they knew who they’d use instead, and also said that my GP had asked her (Dr Gray) if she would teach her how to insert coils with a local anaesthetic. So this means that my recent problems – and hopefully the articles - will be able to help others which is wonderful.

And on matters medical, Himself has a cancer checkup with his specialist this afternoon. This man is the most dour fellow I’ve ever come across, who wears very thick glasses, a squint and manages not to look at either of us when he speaks. He’s short and wears an identity badge that bounces off his more than ample stomach. Sense of humour? Don’t think he’s ever heard of such a thing. We are used to brief encounters with this fellow who, according to his name badge, is called Geoff. This puzzled me. If ever there was a Geoffrey, it’s him.

However, last time we went, we were greeted by a tanned, smiling, considerably smaller (as in slimmer) man. So what had happened? Had he taken up a new hobby – like rock climbing or sailing? Had he fallen in love? Left his wife? Had she left him? The mind boggles.

12 comments:

laurie said...

i love to speculate about other people's lives, too.

here's hoping the checkup today is just as brief and uneventful as the previous ones.

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

Best of luck to himself for his checkup this afternoon. And to you, in getting both your articles picked up.....

Flowerpot said...

laurie - speculation is a wonderful thing is it not?! And thanks for good wishes.

Graham - thanks for that. First article's been picked up, second one harder to place. Many thanks for your databases which are v helpful.

Rebecca Taunton said...

Good luck to Mr FP, I hope it's good news all round (especially for Mr FP, and also for your articles). RT

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Are you sure it was the same doctor or was the office trying to pull off a fast one??

Crossing my fingers for a boring, routine check-up. (Those are my favorite kind).

Miss Understood said...

Good luck to you both. x

Lane said...

Good luck with your articles and with himself's checkup.

lol at 'Geoff'. That just doesn't sound like the name of a consultant (maybe IT manager?) especially one like him! I wondered if he borrowed someone else's badge:-)

Flowerpot said...

Rt - thanks yes it was good news for Mr FP and for me - I've sold one article - so we're off to the pub in a minute!

rc - yes, I think it was teh same one (she says, worried now). Good news!

Flowerpot said...

MissU - your good wishes evidently did teh trick.

lane - I had a look at his badge today (he was still smiling) and it's a new one. Says GT or something, and is valid until 2012. Blimey I thought - will he still be there then?

lady thinker said...

Was it the same man - perhaps it was a locum?!

good luck - hope all goes well for Himself. x

Sweet Irene said...

It's good to have the mid boggled every now and then. It keeps you on your toes and sharp as a tack. Are you sure it was the same doctor or maybe his not so identical twin? Good luck to all you endeavor and the health issues.

Flowerpot said...

lady thinker - it was defnitely the same man - just a cheerier version!

sweet irene - mind you, I'd never thought of him having a twin...