Thursday 3rd May 1990   Morning  surgery 09:20

“I am not referring you for a scan, Mrs Crosby.”
“I am sure I’ve got a kidney stone, doctor.”
“No, the pain is muscular.”
“It feels just like a kidney stone.”
“You’ve never had a kidney stone.”
“I know but I know what they feel like. Phyllis has had three kidney stones. Two affecting her right kidney and one on the left, like this. It feels exactly the same.”
“It’s not a stone.”
“I’d like to make sure.”
“You have made sure. You’ve been to see your doctor.”
“I mean that I would like to really make sure.”
“I am not referring you for a scan, Mrs Crosby.”

 

Irritable,
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