BNC Text G4D

Medical consultation. Sample containing about 901 words speech recorded in public context

2 speakers recorded by respondent number C186

PS1WH Ag5 m (No name, age 60, doctor) unspecified
G4DPS000 X u (No name, age unknown) unspecified

1 recordings

  1. Tape 089512 recorded on 1993-04. LocationUnknown ( medical surgery ) Activity: medical consultation

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(PS1WH) [1] Hello.
(G4DPS000) [2] Hello doctor.
(PS1WH) [3] Hello Anna.
[4] What can I do for you tonight?
(G4DPS000) [5] [...] so help us, [...] in here the back of my neck, and across here.
[6] [...] elbows.
(PS1WH) [7] Oh oh.
[8] Neuralgia.
(G4DPS000) [9] And all down my [...]
(PS1WH) [cough]
(G4DPS000) [10] down my, see even here Doctor
(PS1WH) [11] Aye.
(G4DPS000) [12] my fingers and that you know?
(PS1WH) [13] Right.
(G4DPS000) [14] Sometimes I feel as if I cannae stand it
(PS1WH) [15] [...] down there.
[16] [cough] Excuse me.
(G4DPS000) [17] [...] .
[18] See in here in my neck, too
(PS1WH) [19] Aye.
[20] Mhm.
(G4DPS000) [21] it's as if sometimes when I ... turn round, oh dear aha
(PS1WH) [22] You feel it
(G4DPS000) [23] Aha.
(PS1WH) [24] catching there?
[25] Aye, right.
(G4DPS000) [26] Mhm.
(PS1WH) [27] Aye.
[28] That's a s that's a neuralgia, a, a slight
(G4DPS000) [29] Is it?
(PS1WH) [30] inflammation on the nerves
(G4DPS000) [31] Mhm.
(PS1WH) [32] where they come down there.
(G4DPS000) [33] Aha.
(PS1WH) [34] And they go through
(G4DPS000) [35] [...] .
[36] Aha. [laugh]
(PS1WH) [37] Right.
[38] Okay.
[39] I'm not going to [laughing] poke about []
(G4DPS000) [40] Aha.
(PS1WH) [41] but er that's right.
[42] Right down here, across here, right there, here.
[43] That's right [...] .
(G4DPS000) [44] And I thought across here too, terrible [...] here.
[45] Here [...] as if it was gonna [...] .
[46] And see my elbows?
(PS1WH) [47] [...] like a toothache.
(G4DPS000) [48] My elbows were sore [...]
(PS1WH) [49] That's right.
[50] That's right.
(G4DPS000) [51] and everything, you know in behind the ear here, I felt as if my head was
(PS1WH) [52] Aye.
(G4DPS000) [53] swollen.
(PS1WH) [54] From here, right up over
(G4DPS000) [55] Aye.
(PS1WH) [56] the top,
(G4DPS000) [57] Aha.
(PS1WH) [58] and then from there right down the back,
(G4DPS000) [59] Yeah.
(PS1WH) [60] across the
(G4DPS000) [61] Aha.
(PS1WH) [62] shoulders, around the front here,
(G4DPS000) [63] Aha.
(PS1WH) [64] down here, into your elbows,
(G4DPS000) [65] Aye.
(PS1WH) [66] with a toothache and then right down [...] your fingers.
(G4DPS000) [67] Then your fingers, aha, aye.
[68] Now doctor, I was up, I had that terrible pain across here,
(PS1WH) [69] Mhm.
(G4DPS000) [70] I thought I was taking a heart attack, but er Doctor gave me a rub of that Di Difa Dif
(PS1WH) [71] Diflam.
(G4DPS000) [72] Diflam?
(PS1WH) [73] Diflam.
[74] Yes
(G4DPS000) [75] Aha.
(PS1WH) [76] that's right. ...
(G4DPS000) [77] So would I, would I still use that or what do you think, painkillers or what doctor?
(PS1WH) [78] No there is a, there's a special stuff I'm going to give you [...]
(G4DPS000) [79] Is there?
(PS1WH) [80] to get rid of this for you.
[81] ... Now the other thing that very often goes with this is ... a ... crunching noise
(G4DPS000) [82] That's right.
(PS1WH) [83] when you, when you move your neck.
(G4DPS000) [84] See sometimes i well not all the time
(PS1WH) [85] No no.
[86] No.
(G4DPS000) [87] but sometimes you feel as if it's going to jerk you
(PS1WH) [88] [...] yeah, that's right.
(G4DPS000) [89] you know you're not going to be [laughing] able to move it any []
(PS1WH) [laugh]
(G4DPS000) [90] and it's going to stay that way.
(PS1WH) [91] [laughing] No, Anna, you're alright. []
(G4DPS000) [laugh]
(PS1WH) [92] [laughing] You're alright. []
[93] Now ... [cough] you're still working?
(G4DPS000) [94] Yes, aha.
(PS1WH) [95] Ah, right.
[96] Take these tablets just at bedtime.
(G4DPS000) [97] Aha.
(PS1WH) [98] Don't take them during the day.
[99] ... Just two of these ... you can either take one after your cup of tea, and one before you go to bed
(G4DPS000) [100] Bed, aha.
(PS1WH) [101] or you can leave them both till bedtime.
(G4DPS000) [102] Aha.
(PS1WH) [103] That'll [...] .
(G4DPS000) [104] Yeah.
[105] Aha.
[106] That's fine, aha.
(PS1WH) [107] Okay?
(G4DPS000) [108] Right, Doctor , that's fine.
(PS1WH) [109] That's er ... but that is where the, the nerve
(G4DPS000) [110] Aha.
(PS1WH) [111] from up here,
(G4DPS000) [112] Mhm.
(PS1WH) [113] where it splits into all the
(G4DPS000) [114] Mhm.
[115] Aye.
(PS1WH) [116] wee bits. [...]
(G4DPS000) [117] Is that [...] that kind of a swelling you get that swelling [...] ?
(PS1WH) [118] Aye, that swelling at the side there.
[119] ... [whispering] Er this is the fourteenth of the fourth [] .
[120] ... There we are now.
(G4DPS000) [121] That's fine Doctor .
(PS1WH) [122] That should get rid of that for you.
[123] Now, this will come back.
(G4DPS000) [124] Mhm.
(PS1WH) [125] It might come back in six months, in might come back in six years.
(G4DPS000) [126] Mhm.
(PS1WH) [127] Nobody can tell you.
(G4DPS000) [128] No.
(PS1WH) [129] But it keeps coming back [...] .
(G4DPS000) [130] I thought maybe it was a kind of arthritic you know kind of
(PS1WH) [131] No no.
(G4DPS000) [132] an arthritis kind of a thing, you know.
(PS1WH) [133] Well it's not.
[134] It's not.
[135] ... Er the other, the other thing
(G4DPS000) [136] [...] cos I've a gammy knee as well,
(PS1WH) [laugh]
(G4DPS000) [137] see when I kneel see when I kneel a lot,
(PS1WH) [138] Let's have a wee look
(G4DPS000) [139] I can hardly
(PS1WH) [140] and see what you've done to the poor thing.
(G4DPS000) [141] I don't know, there's a young doctor, but I cannae remember what she says, but see when I kneel a lot, Doctor
(PS1WH) [142] Mhm.
(G4DPS000) [143] it's awfully hard to straighten them you know?
(PS1WH) [144] Aye.
[145] Just let your, let your foot rest on the floor, Anna.
[146] Yeah.
[147] You can see there's been ... a wee bit of damage to that ligament ... just where it goes down over the top of that bone.
(G4DPS000) [148] Mhm.
(PS1WH) [149] Just in here.
(G4DPS000) [150] Aye, well it's just
(PS1WH) [151] Over [...] .
(G4DPS000) [152] I mean it's not sore when I'm walking or anything Doctor
(PS1WH) [153] No.
[154] No, that's right.
(G4DPS000) [155] it's just, she's, I think, I cannae remember what she says, something about nodules on the kneecap or something.
(PS1WH) [156] That's just a wee [...] nodules on your kneecap, [...] .
(G4DPS000) [157] Mhm.
[158] She says they, she said they wouldn't really do anything with that unless
(PS1WH) [159] No.
(G4DPS000) [160] the knee bent and you couldn't straighten it.
(PS1WH) [161] No, leave that alone.
(G4DPS000) [162] Mhm.
(PS1WH) [163] Leave that alone.
[164] They'll come and go as well, [...] .
(G4DPS000) [165] Right.
(PS1WH) [166] They'll, they'll, they'll not [...] .
[167] [...] they won't they won't come to that
(G4DPS000) [168] As I say, it doesn't bother me constantly all the time, Doctor you know, it's just I feel [...] I was carrying some shopping down the road
(PS1WH) [169] Mhm.
(G4DPS000) [170] you know, [...] [...] keep [...] secret.
[171] Oh!
(PS1WH) [172] That's right.
[173] That's right y you feel as though you want to rub it all the time.
(G4DPS000) [174] Goodness.
[175] Terrible isn't it?
(PS1WH) [176] This is old age coming [...] .
(G4DPS000) [177] Old age doesn't come itself so they say.
[178] Och well.
(PS1WH) [laugh]
(G4DPS000) [179] Och well, that's it.
(PS1WH) [180] [laughing] If that's all, if that's all we get for getting old, [...] w w we'll do [] .
(G4DPS000) [181] That's it.
[182] Well that's fine, we'll do.
(PS1WH) [183] We'll do.
[184] Okay, look after yourself now.
(G4DPS000) [185] Right.
[186] Thank you.
(PS1WH) [187] Right?
(G4DPS000) [188] Cheerie-bye.
(PS1WH) [189] Cheerio now.