Thursday, 21 April 2016

Tables Turned


Been on the receiving end of nhs care today....literally........no smart arse comments please

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  1. Try being a woman.

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  2. No 'smart arse', but did it make your 'arse smart'?

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  3. Better to be at the caring end than the receiving end. Hope you are OK.

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  4. I don't know John, my last well woman exam, she probed both openings. of course I had just declined a colonoscopy. I'd much rather have a finger up you know where than undergo that!

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  5. Has to be endured - it will soon be over - I am sure you have said that to plenty of folk in the past.

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    1. And to the comments giving far to much information, I wish I had never popped back to have a read.

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  7. The way you lie is much more dignified for a man. We women lie on our backs, knees pulled up and widened and... well, you get the picture. xx

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    1. Yes...and what a lovely picture it is too Jo.

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    2. There is nothing dignified about having a rubber gloved finger stuck up ones arse.

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    3. You forgot to mention the clamps..... cold steel of course

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  8. Women just don't get what 'we men' have to go through!!
    lol

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    1. chuckle... giggle... poor thing

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  9. OUCH! no thank you! treat yourself to a scotch egg as a reward!

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    1. They dont do them in the hospital canteen

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  10. I hope you're OK John?

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  11. A routine check or is something up?

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  12. Of course not, that would be cheeky. X

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  13. Surely you're not expecting sympathy from the women on here are you!!! I mean really. I have to go back to my gynae YET AGAIN on Monday - I'm beginning to think he fancies me (yeah right).

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  14. You can not put that post in blog world and not expect a few cheeky comments !

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. Feel better soon. Pain in that area of things is so distracting! Treat yourself to something nice, perhaps not food oriented, you'll feel better.

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  16. Is that the scream I heard earlier? Woke up the chickens, the cat, car alarms went off, dogs were howling!! Oh, it was just John ;-) You OK now?

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    1. I am trying to be dignified

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  17. I can say with hand on heart that I have had every orifice examined during my 50 + years xx

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  18. it's not so much the poke, it's the lubricant!

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  19. My dad in his 80s went for a well man check , he had no idea ,. We never heard the last of it

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  20. I can cope with the exam. it's the small talk that gets me; "Are you going on holiday?" well I may be but not until you remove your forearm and that set of tools that you seem to have shoved where the sun doesn't shine! Hope you're ok John x

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    1. I wonder if the men have to endure the steel clamps

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    2. All i got was " here we go!

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  21. Just give us the facts, man. No need for the masculine coyness.

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    1. Id rather not if you dont mind

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    2. Mr. Gray played Finger Puppets with his Physician. Mr. Gray was the puppet.

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  22. No smart arse comments? So how, exactly, do you expect us to express our affection?

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  23. lets hope you dont have to endure that again in a hurry xo

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  24. Are you kidding?? You post that picture and give all a good laugh and then say "no smart ass" comments
    We gals usually stare at the ceiling and count to 100.

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  25. You have my sympathy. Been to too many intimate examinations to be anything but.

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  26. Much and all as I sympathise John, I'm sure that if men had annual mammograms there'd be a boob-shaped, body heat machine invented so fast it'd make your eyes water!!

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  27. no smart arse comments - - - is there any other kind?

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  28. Good for you for taking preventive care! It's amazing how many people who are no longer with us who probably wish they had done the same!!

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  29. A camera up there is most unpleasant

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  30. Kudos to Rodney Dangerfield:

    You know my doctor, Dr. BiddyBoomBah?

    My doctor is a very strange doctor, very strange.
    How strange?
    When I take off all my clothes, he says Ahhhhhh

    But seriously, my proctologist is the only doctor I see eye to eye with

    Proctologist, now's there a job. You start at the bottom and stay there.

    My doctor told me I had 6 months to live. I said I want a 2nd opinion. He said OK, you're ugly, too.

    My doctor told me he had 3 cases of VD in his office last week. But, he's Ok now.

    TaaDum

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  31. I hope all turns out for the best, John. I can appreciate your feelings. After 20 years of supporting NHS complainants including 8 years in a medical negligence firm, I ignored my irritated gall bladder for three years until 4 days of excrutiating pain forced me to ask my husband to call the GP with a dictated note of my clinical history. The receptionist told hubby they didn't do home visits but once the doctor read my symptoms he came out after surgery and insisted I be taken straight to the hospital it had been my responsibility to monitor for 14 years. He seemed to find my reluctance to be admitted strange. I couldn't explain how terrified I was to be a patient. I went straight to the ward and for the entire eight days I was there, everyone was kindness itself (apart from a CT scanner operator who should be strung up for his lack of care) and I was incredibly impressed by the professional standards of all staff. I was also priviledged to witness in the bed opposite perhaps the best example of ward level complaint management I have ever seen. It doesn't mean that I'm no longer making every effort not to "bother" our medical colleagues but I hope any future care I receive will be just as good.

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