BNC Text H4F

Medical consultations. Sample containing about 942 words speech recorded in public context

2 speakers recorded by respondent number C282

PS1YC Ag5 m (No name, age 60, general practitioner) unspecified
PS1YD X f (Mary, age unknown) unspecified

1 recordings

  1. Tape 090905 recorded on 1993-04-13. LocationStrathclyde: Glasgow ( doctor's surgery ) Activity: medical consultation

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(PS1YC) [1] Good evening
Mary (PS1YD) [2] Hello.
(PS1YC) [3] Mary.
Mary (PS1YD) [4] She said when I came in, there's only two in front of you.
[5] And you know I've been sitting an hour. ...
(PS1YC) [laugh]
Mary (PS1YD) [6] She says, there are two in front you. ...
(PS1YC) [7] Now then what can we do for you this time?
Mary (PS1YD) [8] Well ... remember you gave me tablets for this leg?
(PS1YC) [9] Mhm.
Mary (PS1YD) [10] Well, was it last Tues ?
[11] Last Tuesday night, my leg was awfully sore and [...] home at night [...] .
[12] See that there?
[13] That was ... that there was a lump the size of a tennis ball.
[14] That and it's still, that was last Tuesday night.
[15] It was the size of, it was a way up.
(PS1YC) [16] Aha.
Mary (PS1YD) [17] And my leg's been that sore and badly swollen I just don't
(PS1YC) [18] That's the clavitis again.
Mary (PS1YD) [19] Oh no.
[20] Not again.
[21] ... Is that what it is?
(PS1YC) [22] Ah.
[23] But it's just on the surface it's not, it's not the same as the other one.
Mary (PS1YD) [24] It's [...]
(PS1YC) [25] Aha.
[26] That's right.
Mary (PS1YD) [27] Well you should have seen the size of it.
(PS1YC) [28] Yeah.
[29] Tt they're an awful worry.
Mary (PS1YD) [30] And my chest's been right sore.
[31] And this about half past two the day I, I was that sick, vomited and then I took the bile
(PS1YC) [32] Mhm.
Mary (PS1YD) [33] and that just finished me.
(PS1YC) [34] You're having a great time [...] .
Mary (PS1YD) [35] I don't know what's wrong with me.
(PS1YC) [36] Mm.
Mary (PS1YD) [37] I just don't know what's wrong with me.
[38] ... Oh but you should have seen that.
[39] On my conscience, me.
[40] I had a feeling that's what was you know the clavitis
(PS1YC) [41] Yes.
Mary (PS1YD) [42] back
(PS1YC) [43] Oh aye.
Mary (PS1YD) [44] but, cos my knee's awfully sore.
(PS1YC) [45] Yes.
[46] Sore.
[47] It's bound to be.
Mary (PS1YD) [48] Aye.
[49] ... But that they see this, mind I told you before that this brace was awfully sore and that painful.
[50] It's still the same.
[51] ... You know?
(PS1YC) [52] In spite the tablets?
Mary (PS1YD) [53] Aye.
[54] It's
(PS1YC) [55] They're not making much difference?
Mary (PS1YD) [56] It's just all sore and ... [...] I've been taking a pain here this week.
(PS1YC) [57] Well.
[58] We'll need to stop your Tagamet We'll need to switch your Tagamet over Mary.
Mary (PS1YD) [59] What to?
(PS1YC) [60] To Zantac or [phone rings] er Losec Excuse me.
Mary (PS1YD) [61] Well I mean
(PS1YC) [...] [speaking on the telephone]
Mary (PS1YD) [62] No.
[63] I think I'd rather have my Tagamet because of that
(PS1YC) [64] Well th the Tagamet will only make this worse Mary.
Mary (PS1YD) [65] Will it?
(PS1YC) [66] Mhm.
Mary (PS1YD) [67] I feel done today.
[68] You know?
(PS1YC) [69] Mhm.
Mary (PS1YD) [70] I really feel
(PS1YC) [71] Yeah.
Mary (PS1YD) [72] done. ...
(PS1YC) [73] See your Tagamet that's one of the side effects it, you get very occasionally with it.
[74] It gives you tightness
Mary (PS1YD) [75] Ah.
(PS1YC) [76] soreness in your breast.
Mary (PS1YD) [77] Oh gosh it's been murder. ...
(PS1YC) [78] Er ... I th I think er y I think you should give yourself a at least a week without it to get the [...] a chance to get away.
Mary (PS1YD) [79] Without what?
[80] Tagamet
(PS1YC) [81] Without your Tagamet
Mary (PS1YD) [82] Aye.
[83] Okay then.
(PS1YC) [84] Cos er it's only gonna gradually get worse and worse
Mary (PS1YD) [85] Aye.
(PS1YC) [86] and worse [cough] if you keep in with it.
Mary (PS1YD) [87] I just feel done today I've never felt like this before you know?
[88] But I just feel real ... mm.
[89] ... But this er leg annoyed me last week because you seen the size of the lump.
[90] ... And it's not knock I hadn't knocked it or anything
(PS1YC) [91] [cough] No.
Mary (PS1YD) [92] No.
(PS1YC) [93] No.
[94] No.
[95] It just comes up itself.
Mary (PS1YD) [96] Aye.
[97] ... [whispering] [...] and Agnes' [...] [] .
(PS1YC) [98] Mhm.
Mary (PS1YD) [99] Oh and give her that ointment please, I haven't got it down and put this for the nurse.
(PS1YC) [100] Mm.
[101] ... [...] . ... Right.
[102] I've given you something to get that leg sorted Mary.
Mary (PS1YD) [103] Aye.
(PS1YC) [104] You take it after your food.
Mary (PS1YD) [105] After my food.
(PS1YC) [106] Two.
[107] Two a day.
Mary (PS1YD) [108] After my food?
(PS1YC) [109] After your food.
Mary (PS1YD) [110] Okay.
(PS1YC) [111] And that'll get that scattered for you. ...
Mary (PS1YD) [112] It's funny it's every so, every other year this [...] starts.
(PS1YC) [113] Yeah.
Mary (PS1YD) [114] It was eighty six when I was sent up to with it.
(PS1YC) [115] That's right.
Mary (PS1YD) [116] And then it finished up
(PS1YC) [...]
Mary (PS1YD) [117] with lots of blood in leg so
(PS1YC) [118] Well let's hope it's
Mary (PS1YD) [119] I'd get pretty annoyed you know?
(PS1YC) [120] Aye.
[121] We'll stop it going to that.
[122] ... How's Mrs doing?
[123] Is she
Mary (PS1YD) [124] Oh is sh
(PS1YC) [125] just the same?
Mary (PS1YD) [126] See the hands she had?
[127] Well the nurse has been coming in every second day.
[128] She's got them pretty well cleared up.
[129] But oh my my
(PS1YC) [130] Was she scratching it right enough?
Mary (PS1YD) [131] Oh she was scra [...] .
[132] [sigh] Oh my my.
[133] I never saw [...] hands like them. ...
(PS1YC) [134] And er [...]
Mary (PS1YD) [135] And that tablet, that ointment that's for the doctor.
[136] The nurse.
[137] ... I don't feel my [...] my dinner but I don't feel
(PS1YC) [138] No.
[139] When you're like that.
Mary (PS1YD) [...]
(PS1YC) [140] Certainly wouldn't.
[141] Here I've given her four tubes
Mary (PS1YD) [142] Okay.
(PS1YC) [143] of that [...] .
Mary (PS1YD) [144] Right then.
[145] Thanks very much.
[146] Yes.
[147] That's fine.
[148] They'll
(PS1YC) [149] That'll keep her going for a wee while.
Mary (PS1YD) [150] keep her going.
(PS1YC) [151] Aye.
[152] And you look after yourself.
Mary (PS1YD) [153] I've been looking after myself of course and I got [...] together her lunch at [...] sits, I sit all the time.
(PS1YC) [154] Mhm.
Mary (PS1YD) [155] But I don't go back out again
(PS1YC) [156] Oh no.
[157] No.
[158] No. [...]
Mary (PS1YD) [159] till I'm gone home
(PS1YC) [160] Oh aye.
Mary (PS1YD) [161] and sometimes if some of [...] folks are round they give me a lift down you know?
(PS1YC) [162] Mm.
[163] Well that's not so bad if you're getting a wee bit of help with her but er she's a
Mary (PS1YD) [164] [whispering] Oh she's [...] do you know she's [...] and she'll do as she, she'll do as she pleases [] .
[165] ... And [...] she sits and she talks and she talks and she keeps repeating the same thing again.
[166] You know you [...] because she's not talking to me.
(PS1YC) [...]
Mary (PS1YD) [167] And [...] a wee [...] .
Mary (PS1YD) [168] I could [...] her.
(PS1YC) [laugh]
Mary (PS1YD) [169] [laugh] How long will that take to go away?
[170] Never mind anything else?
(PS1YC) [171] [...] three or four days Mary.
Mary (PS1YD) [172] Aha.
(PS1YC) [173] [...] you'll be back to your usual [...] .
Mary (PS1YD) [174] I'll come back if it doesn't help her [...] .
(PS1YC) [175] Oh you'll be back.
[176] No doubt.
Mary (PS1YD) [...]
(PS1YC) [177] No doubt about that.
[178] I'll still be here.
Mary (PS1YD) [179] Anyway thank you very much right?
(PS1YC) [180] I'll still be here.
Mary (PS1YD) [181] Right.
(PS1YC) [182] Right Mary?
Mary (PS1YD) [183] Cheerio.
(PS1YC) [184] Cheerio now.