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Lessons in arrogance (Rousse)

‘They take a special class in arrogance as part of their medical training’ explained A, the nurse daughter of my friend DM. Now I knew why hospital consultants were always so condescending to their patients.

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Abandoned in a fabulous Hebridean folk bar (Rousse)

It no longer seemed such a shame that the doctor had banned me from cycling when we saw that the Isle of Lewis was covered in unseasonal snow. Instead we took one of the tourist coaches heading from the port … Continue reading

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Lumpy legs and a football cure for bad posture (Rousse)

I showed the lumps on my legs to my office-mate BR. ‘You’d better get those checked by a doctor’ he said. I replied that I would do so – just as soon as I got dressed. Forty-five minutes later I … Continue reading

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Making a doctor’s appointment in 1989 (Rousse)

The world had reverted back to 1989. I needed a doctor’s appointment for the diagnosis of my left eye, which was now completely red, including the iris. The man at reception suggested that I pay £50 for an evening consultation … Continue reading

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Privacy at risk in doctor-patient relationship (Rousse)

I upset my whole family by refusing to allow them to attend my medical consultation. I was upset because the doctor invited TK to give his expert opinion on my mental health. Whatever happened to privacy in the doctor-patient relationship?

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Supervising students while sailing (Rousse)

It was a tough call: two honours project students needed attention, but my pals NP and GB had called in to see if I would come out to play. What made it more difficult was that we were all on … Continue reading

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Luxury ambulance fleet rescues kidnap victims (Rousse)

The rescuers carried us from the terrorists’ enclave to the safety of the most luxurious ambulances I had ever seen. I had a whole one to myself complete with an empire size bed with a memory foam mattress. The Iranian … Continue reading

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David Tennant dons disguise for Dr Who day visits (Rousse)

The timelord had landed. I knew this because I heard a clatter of footsteps as the Doctor and his crew descended the steps to our basement flat. David Tennant had made some effort to disguise himself by blackening his face, … Continue reading

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Call me doctor, and please support the pandas (Rousse)

I never thought that I would be forced to encounter sixth form bullies Nasty N and Crafty C after I left school, but here they were, just across the room. It was over thirty years too late, but now – … Continue reading

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Tossed stone is cause of Aberdeen train tragedy (Rousse)

It was a very long walk to Aberdeen, and well after 4pm when we reached the city centre. Our first stop was the railway station. The people waiting on the platform watched a bunch of workers busily repairing the track. … Continue reading

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