Monthly Archives: August 2011

the story so far

It’s like pulling teeth.  Not that I’ve ever done that but it’s a phrase commonly used by people with little experience in dental medicine to describe a long drawn out process.  So I’m in good company. Here’s the thing: Mr … Continue reading

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who was that man?

It takes less than 10 minutes and I know the results straightaway.  Which surprises me somewhat.  I’m not due to see the urologist for another 4 weeks. I’m called into the room that houses the CT scanner.  The assistant sonographer … Continue reading

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circles of confusion

When a camera lens is focused on a particular object, light rays converge to a single point on the sensor (or film) in the back of the camera.  If the light rays don’t converge – perhaps because the lens is … Continue reading

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If it’s not one thing …

I hand in the monitor around 8.30 on Monday morning as requested.  The recipient is not best pleased.  She leans across a half-eaten bacon sandwich; “we’re short-staffed…” which means no one is available to download the data.  I explain I … Continue reading

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