Saturday, September 30, 2006

X-Rays: Missing in Action

William Konrad Röntgen discovered X-rays in 1895, and named them so because he did not know where they came from or what they were. that about sums up the description of my own X-rays, which i got taken in the hospital just over 2 months ago.

after being told to 'phone for the results', i was a little disappointed to find that they "had not come in yet, " code for: we've lost 'em! :O what can you do in that position? phone again. i did. and again, and again. my appointment with the doc was fast approaching so i was told to phone again just to make sure that they were in for my visit. my lower spine is still a mystery to me as the X-rays have gone on a mystery walkabout. the doc, covering for his colleagues said that they wouldn't be lost, they probably just didn't turn up anything interesting. interesting? commendable maybe, defending his workmates or the whole ramshackle system, but i'd rather not be lied to. stuff goes missing. it happens. i'd rather they just say: yeah, we screwed up, it wouldn't be the first, and it won't be the last.

a little truth (or transparency :P) would be nice. hopefully they wil turn up soon and help to shed a little light on my skeletal situation.

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