The humorous side of general practice

Patients’ comments often, intentionally or otherwise, provide me with an infinite source of humour which livens otherwise colourless staff lunch times.

Last week I was preparing to remove an implanon in our procedure room. This is a large room with three beds separated by curtains, hence providing visual, if not acoustic privacy.

I was at one end, the nurse was attending to a 12-year-old boy in the middle and my colleague was excising a skin cancer at the other end.

I was preparing my sterile tray at some distance from the patient when she said something.