I have been sent a copy of a letter from a consultant cardiac surgeon to a consultant cardiologist about a suggested heart bypass for me
He describes me as "this 79 year old" which seems to me to be saying "is it really worth it?"
An earlier letter from another consultant cardiologist to the GP describes me as "charming"!
Co-incidentally a cousin of mine who is some 5 years older and suffers from cancer of the lower bowel and is a priest says that he too is described as being "charming"
All the consultants I have seen seem fixated on the fact that I am a retired solicitor and spend time on questioning me on the sort of work I did and it is always referred to in the letters between medical professionals
Am I alone in finding all this as a bit odd Will I find a notice over my hospital bed saying "Beware! Charming elderly retired solicitor"?