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Medical Matters [Aug. 20th, 2009|10:00 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Why am I having a meal comprising chiefly croissants and apple turnovers?

Because I can.

I went to my Doctor the other day (for the first time in about six years) to talk to him about my knee.

Before the visit, I confidently predicted that he'd instruct me to lose weight. While I was there he asked me what my height (1.78m) and weight (117Kg) were, which he typed into his little computer, and he measured my blood pressure (120/80 mmHg) which he said was "excellent". And he didn't tell me to lose weight at all.

Hence the croissants and apple turnovers.

(I've had an X-ray of the knee, and we talk again next week sometime)
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[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2009-08-20 09:19 pm (UTC)
They've given up telling people to lose weight because it's unproductive without motivation. Like telling an alcoholic that drinking might not be a good idea. What's your blood sugar?

Next time I see you, we can compare Xrays.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-08-20 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I'll have a copy with me.

Tell John the souvenir book is good. An interesting question arises here.
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From: ladytg
2009-08-20 09:37 pm (UTC)
I shall keep everything crossed in a comfortable fashion for you that the x-ray turns out as expected or if possible better.
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[User Picture]From: jon_a_five
2009-08-21 07:09 am (UTC)
Could it be caused by all the time you've spent on your knees? ;-)

Hope it's good news when you get the X-ray back.
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[User Picture]From: purple_peril
2009-08-21 09:29 am (UTC)
Hurrah!
I hope there's extra butter on the croissants.
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[User Picture]From: daveon
2009-08-21 03:32 pm (UTC)
You mean you weren't sent to a Death Panel and had to wait for the rest of your life to get an X-Ray????

Sorry, channeling my inner-republican.
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[User Picture]From: jon_a_five
2009-08-22 01:28 pm (UTC)
You just know there's bound to be a new thrash metal band called Medical Death Panel just to be associated with the controversy :-D
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