Sunday 20th June 1993 Sunday morning 09:15 “I have been thinking about Mrs Vaughan’s beds, Desmond. You should help her.” Mum had made bacon and eggs for a change. She was watching Dad like a hawk, hoping she might be
Thursday 10th June 1993 Morning surgery 11:17 I had never really thought about why the lady who worked in the chip shop always had a bandaged leg. Harriet called my Dad and I in to see her today. She had
Thursday 29th April 1993 Morning coffee break 11:35 “I’ve just seen Mrs Bradley, Lois. She is doing remarkably well.”“I really didn’t think she would cope after her husband died, Desmond. He’s done everything for her for years. He was completely
Thursday 22nd April 1993 Morning surgery 11:30 “How are you, Mr Elias?”“To be honest, doctor, I have not been feeling too well. I have been sleeping badly. I have been tired. I’ve felt a bit depressed, really.”“I am sorry to
Thursday 8th April 1993 Morning coffee break 11:30 Dr Lewis is pregnant. She told us this morning after coffee. Dylan and I did not even realise she was married. In fact, we found out later that she’s not which is
Thursday 1st April 1993 Dinner at home 19:10 “Look at you, Dennis! You are such a mess!”I glanced down. There was a splodge of brown gravy on the front of my jumper. I tried to wipe it off but only
Thursday 25th March 1993 Lunchtime 13:00 “I hope this is an emergency, Mrs Crosby!” My Dad looked angrily at the telephone handset and took another bite of his sandwich.“It’s more than an emergency, Dr Dennis. I consider it a major
Thursday 11th March 1993 Morning surgery 09:50 “How do vaccines work, Dr Dennis?”It took me a few seconds to realise that Jack was talking to me.“Jack wants to be a doctor like you, Dennis.” Mrs Butterworth said by way of
Thursday 25th February 1993 Morning surgery 10:10 “I hope this is urgent, Mrs Vaughan.” My Dad looked angrily at the telephone handset. “I am in the middle of a busy surgery.”“I consider it extremely urgent, Dr Dennis.”“Well . . .
Sunday 14th February 1993 After lunch 13:30 I knew that if I collapsed, Dr Lewis would save my life. I trusted her completely. What could make me feel better than regaining consciousness and seeing her kind face gradually come into
Thursday 11th February 1993 Lunchtime 12:30 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 . . 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 . . 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 . . 1 and 2 and 3 and 4
Thursday 4th February 1993 Morning surgery 10:00 “Does anyone know why we get atrial fibrillation?”Dilys shook her head. Even Dylan looked puzzled. “Is it due to a re-entry circuit or an automatic focus?” he asked.“No one really knows,” said Dr
Thursday 28th January 1993 Morning surgery 09:00 My Dad looked put out when Phil Davies and Carol Crosby came in with Mrs Vaughan. Carol Crosby had brought in an extra chair from the waiting room. My Dad glanced at his
Thursday 21st January 1993 Morning surgery 11:00 “I think I may have a smidgin of Parkinson’s.”“Parkinson’s?”“Yes. I know that I haven’t slowed down in general but my walking’s not as good. I’m certainly not striding out like I used to.
Thursday 14th January 1993 Dinner 19:00 “How was Dr Lewis?” my Dad asked.“She was alright.”“Did she have a good Christmas?”“She said it was very quiet.”“Really!”“Yes, and New Year. She didn’t go to a party or anything.” For some reason, I
Thursday 14th January 1993 Morning surgery 08:40 Dad had given me two weeks off this Christmas but, to be honest, I was glad to get back to work.
Thursday 7th January 1993 Morning coffee break 11:50 “There are two gentlemen to see you, Dr Lewis.” Andrea ushered them into the staff room. “Gary Grant from the Child and Adolescent Metal Health Service and Paul Knowles from the Community