On Tuesday Doctor 2 (the surgeon) decided Mr Ric Rac needed surgery and sent us to another hospital. (Doctor 2.5 was also present and we believe is a student doctor of some sort but he wasn’t introduced and plays no further part in our rollicking tale). Please note his clothes had the sharpest creases of any clothes ever ironed.
Today Doctor 3 needed to discuss many things with Doctor 4. After visiting Doctor 4 at least three times during the consultation, Doctor 4 eventually joined us. He had a lovely Irish (?) accent so I liked him immediately.* Doctor 4 didn’t think surgery would improve things very much but decided that it needed further investigation. Both Doctor 3 and Doctor 4 seemed perplexed by the treatment so far but cast no dispersions upon the good character of Doctors 1, 2 or 2.5.
On the advice of Doctor 4, Doctor 3 tried to organise a CT scan but it was booked solid, we heard his side of the conversation as he tried to persuade them of the urgency of the scan to no avail. Doctor 3 hung up and said a swear word and disappeared for a while. On his return Doctor 3 told us it was all sorted, he had run down to radiology and fixed it up. Is that normal ? I have no idea? Did he fix it up gangster style? A closet member of Sons of Anarchy ? It seemed pretty cool to me.
So we went home. Halfway through microwaving last nights leftovers, we got the call to return for the CT scan. This was done by someone we presume is a radiologist so he is now called Radiologist 3 - he had interesting hair. In fact the whole radiology department were snappy dressers. I like a nice dress pant on a chap.
Tomorrow we will go back and relay the story from the start to Doctor 5 while looking at Radiologist 3’s scan.
So if Doctor 5 says surgery, that would put him on the side of Doctor 2 (and we can presume the unspoken but well creased Doctor 2.5) but against Doctor 4 of the lovely accent. Doctor 3 is obviously subordinate to Doctor 4 so I have to guess he is on the side of no surgery, even though he seems like a man of action. Doctor 1 was the Emergency room doctor so he gets no say in the further developments.
This would mean we have 5, 2 and 2.5 against 3 and 4.
Or we could have 2 and 2.5 against 5,3 and 4.
I have learnt:
- Waiting rooms are all kinds of ugly
- Always take a book, sewing, a packed lunch no matter how quick you are told something will happen.
- In a waiting room situation other peoples children are not that attractive –sorry.
- You are not meant to play with the up down bed pedals when the doctor leaves the room – no matter how bored you are! but you can help yourself to one of those rubber gloves if no-one is looking.
* For those playing along at home do not judge your doctor by their accent. Doctor 4 was nowhere near as cool as Doctor 3.