Thursday 10th October 1991   Morning surgery 11:00

“It’s not bowel spasm, Dr Dennis.”
“It sounds like it.”
“I’ve been having bowels spasm since I was 14 years old. This pain is not the same. It’s in a different place. It doesn’t feel like that pain.”
“Are you constipated?”
“I am and I’m not.”
“What do you mean?”
“I am always constipated but, at the moment, I am less constipated than I have ever been. The pain is not due to constipation.”
“Are you bloated?”
“Yes and I’ve got wind. Burping or passing wind doesn’t make any difference so it’s not that. It’s something new.”
My Dad took a deep breath and sighed.

It’s not bowel spasm.