If they only knew

I know it’s all part of the job, but sometimes it is difficult to be totally clinical.

Last week was one of those weeks. Three of my elderly patients died. After 20 or more years of contact and helping them with their various medical problems, sadly they had moved on.

Robert was rather anonymous during his life. He had never married – or had any kind of partner, not even a dog or cat. He had lived alone, and mostly read, watched TV, or toyed with his computer. I think he mainly came out at night – the odd furtive dash to