Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Why?

Apologies, to have to do this everyone, but I had my follow-up to my operation. You know that one, the one I had a few months ago.

And all I have to say is:

Who the hell really wants to be a proctologist? I'm sorry but how do you come to that career decision.

25 comments:

Curmy said...

Oh dear Six , I hope you're alright now.
Still, us women have to put up with a lot more undignified examinations than that throughout our lives !
(Sorry for the lack of sympathy, but I'm sure your wife will agree with me)

Six Years Late said...

Oh don't worry, she's already said it.

Anonymous said...

whats been wrong with your lower back body giblets mr six? Is everything tikkety boo now?

I hope it is.

Lucy said...

There would be two answers to that question.
1. They decided to be a Doctor when they were little but did not understand that not every Dr can be a brain surgeon.
2. they went to boys only school? [ I joke ]

However as much as it is easy for women to say 'hey now you know what its like for us' it is still a hugely invasive emabarrassing, and unpleasant experience somewhat similar to assault and it is difficult to deal with.
You have my sympathy Six.

Six Years Late said...

Doc I had a perianal abcess, nothing too dramatic easily treatable.

Lucy, I', being a bit of a girl about it to tell you the truth, it wasn't the end of the world, just very surprising. If you know what I mean.

Lucy said...

A bit of a girl?
Ok you just lost any sympathy...!

Six Years Late said...

Aw come on.

Lucy said...

Only if its somewhere nice...

Anonymous said...

ouch! my dad had one of them when i was a kid.

My mother in law had one last year. I didn't laugh.

IsobelMagsBuchan said...

Six, I've had four of those!(Perianal abcesses I mean) Have you got a hole somewhere where it isn't meant to be? I have!Congenital apparently. We could compare....no, I didn't mean that, I promise not to show you mine.

I'm just so happy to meet someone else who has had one. Bloody agony. I had one burst and got septecemia. Never let the following three burst after that experience. I sincrely hope that I never get another because I remember the pain in trying to go to the toilet when the stitches were still in.

There, that's cheered everyone up now!!!!

Six Years Late said...

It seems to be far more common than I thought, but I guess it's one of those things you don't talk about in polite company.

Four. Now that is very bad news. The reason I went in yesterday was so they could check I didn't have a fistula is this the reson for your reoccurences?

Curmy said...

Well Mag's comments really put me off my lunch !

IsobelMagsBuchan said...

Six, fistula, yes that what I meant by a hole! I couldn't remember the correct name. Yes I have one but it isn't anywhere really deeply yucky and because I know I have it, I can now ensure that things don't get infected etc. It was a congential fistual so the doctor told me but Mom said she didn't smoke when she was pregnant with me or drink, so she will not accept any blame. Parents hey?

Glad that you don't have one!

Curmy, I cannot understand why you are off your lunch. Fistulas (fistulii?) and anal passages are prefectly suitable conversations pieces for lunchtime, if you happen to suffer!

Six Years Late said...

Absolutely Mags. In fact I was recounting the story of my wound dressing in hospital, with friends, over dinner, just last night.

It is a very funny story and actually came about as a result of a discussion we were having about nurses having no time to feed the elderly in hospital. Odd.

Lucy said...

A funny story about a wound dressing and feeding the elderly!?
I know everyone else wants to hear it too so I'll ask :)

Six Years Late said...

Well let's just say that, it would appear that when you have been a nurse for quite a few years and you have a lot on, you seem to become desensitised to exactly what the basic human functions are.

In short, instead of simply dressing the wound, she dressed it and then placed a piece of sticking plaster (approximately 40 cm long by 15 cm wide), straight over the crack.

It seemed a little odd to me at first but not being able to actually see it I assumed that what I'd felt was different to what she'd actually done.

On the 4th time of asking however, she did come over and examine her work and looked a little embarrassed, to say the least.

Anonymous said...

would anyone like to hear the horrible story of my mate dan and his lower back body troubles that led to an operation?


It is not a nice story.

Anonymous said...

it probably isn't the sort of story i could do on the BBC. To be honest.

Doktor Skum said...

i am not anonymous anymore.

Curmy said...

I used to work as a physio, I did think of training as a nurse, but decided I couldn't face the gore.
Mind you, we had to treat patients infected wound sites with Infra red, and bed sores with UVL, so I shouldn't really be that squeamish !
Fistula's aren't connected with spina bifida they ?

Doktor Skum said...

My mate dan was the arty one. In a very working class school he was top of the art class and not the most blokey of blokes. Cracking fellow like, great sense of humour but a tad uptight. Anal you might say.

Thing is he had a horrible problem in his lower back body bowel exit snipsy region.

Would you like to know more?

IsobelMagsBuchan said...

Curmy, a fistula is a hole.

Go on Skum, you know you want to!

Six Years Late said...

I reckon you should make it your first entry on your new blog Dok.

Anonymous said...

if you don't want my filth on here I'll take it home with me! Harumph!

Six Years Late said...

You can put it up here if you like Dok. It just seems that it may be a good opening gambit.