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Medical consultation. Sample containing about 993 words speech recorded in public context

4 speakers recorded by respondent number C329

PS2DM Ag5 m (No name, age 60, general practitioner) unspecified
PS2DN Ag3 f (Katrina, age 40) unspecified
H5YPSUNK (respondent W0000) X u (Unknown speaker, age unknown) other
H5YPSUGP (respondent W000M) X u (Group of unknown speakers, age unknown) other

1 recordings

  1. Tape 099413 recorded on 1993-04. LocationStrathclyde: Lanark ( doctor's surgery ) Activity: medical consultation

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Unknown speaker (H5YPSUNK) [1] Next patient Dr . ... [knocking]
(PS2DM) [2] Come in, come in.
Katrina (PS2DN) [3] Morning Doctor.
(PS2DM) [4] Good morning.
[5] Now what can I do for this lady?
Katrina (PS2DN) [6] My daughter's [...] Doctor.
[7] I didn't really want [...] had a mastectomy. [...] another lump there.
(PS2DM) [8] Another lump?
Katrina (PS2DN) [9] It might only be breast tissue, I don't know that.
(PS2DM) [10] Mhm.
[11] Let's have a wee look.
Katrina (PS2DN) [12] And she called him in on Sunday night, I mean I wouldn't have.
[13] ... No. ...
(PS2DM) [14] Right.
Katrina (PS2DN) [15] It's hard.
[16] But i it's like where the stitches are you know.
(PS2DM) [17] Where where the stitches were, right.
Katrina (PS2DN) [18] Well, partly where they are. ...
(PS2DM) [19] Right, er
Katrina (PS2DN) [20] I just happened to feel it because the wounds haven't been healing Doctor, [...]
(PS2DM) [21] Has it not?
Katrina (PS2DN) [22] using that erm what's the name of the cream?
[23] That steroid cream?
(PS2DM) [24] Eumobate
Katrina (PS2DN) [25] Aha.
(PS2DM) [26] Right.
Katrina (PS2DN) [27] Well, I've been to see Mr , and then I was off again to see him, and he said I was right.
[28] But he didn't say whether I, I just continued with the cream, but it was the other night [...] I just felt wee [...] .
[29] Could be a bit of breast tissue, I don't know.
[30] ... But it is quite a hard lump. ...
(PS2DM) [31] Aye, he was quite happy.
[32] He couldn't feel anything
Katrina (PS2DN) [33] No he [...]
(PS2DM) [34] to worry about?
Katrina (PS2DN) [...]
(PS2DM) [35] Mhm.
Katrina (PS2DN) [36] That's what he said.
(PS2DM) [37] Yes.
Katrina (PS2DN) [38] Here I felt a lump.
[39] Yes,
(PS2DM) [40] In a different
Katrina (PS2DN) [41] aye, it's a different bit.
[42] It's higher.
[43] It's up ... he didn't [...] actually examine that part where I think there's a lump.
[44] ... See after a breast operation does it take a long long time with stitches?
(PS2DM) [45] Oh yes.
[46] Oh aye.
Katrina (PS2DN) [47] Aye cos I tried the prosthesis [...] and I tried the, but it just catches, and then er [...] .
[48] And it's
(PS2DM) [49] Keeps, keeps rubbing against this, this is
Katrina (PS2DN) [50] so sore.
[51] Aye.
(PS2DM) [52] That's the worst bit.
Katrina (PS2DN) [53] That's the worst bit.
[54] But
(PS2DM) [55] In here. [...]
Katrina (PS2DN) [56] but that's no where the lump is.
(PS2DM) [57] Let's have a wee look at this lump and see what ...
Katrina (PS2DN) [58] Stupid, you're into a state, isn't it?
(PS2DM) [59] No, not.
[60] Cos
Katrina (PS2DN) [sniff] [...]
(PS2DM) [61] [...] in that bit.
[62] See what's going on here. ...
Katrina (PS2DN) [63] [...] Oh right you know what I [...] .
(PS2DM) [64] That it?
Katrina (PS2DN) [65] Oh [...]
(PS2DM) [66] I think that's your rib.
Katrina (PS2DN) [67] My rib?
(PS2DM) [68] I think that's your rib.
Katrina (PS2DN) [69] No [...]
(PS2DM) [70] Aha, that's right.
[71] Oh yeah.
Katrina (PS2DN) [72] That my rib?
(PS2DM) [73] That feels like a rib.
Katrina (PS2DN) [74] Oh Jesus.
[75] Is it?
(PS2DM) [76] Aye.
[77] That's your other one, that's the one on top, there's the one underneath.
[78] And then there's, the other one's just underneath that, so [...] there.
Katrina (PS2DN) [79] Oh it's a rib then.
(PS2DM) [80] See that, that's your rib.
Katrina (PS2DN) [81] Aha.
[82] It's hard?
(PS2DM) [83] Aye, oh it's hard.
[84] Very very hard.
Katrina (PS2DN) [85] Because so was the last lump, hard and then it was [...] like you know?
(PS2DM) [86] That's right.
[87] That's hard, yeah.
[88] Right.
[89] That's, that's, that's
Katrina (PS2DN) [...]
(PS2DM) [90] er the edge of your rib.
Katrina (PS2DN) [sigh]
(PS2DM) [91] I don't think, I don't feel anything else there, Katrina.
[92] Now when are you going back to see Mr ?
Katrina (PS2DN) [93] I go back [...]
(PS2DM) [94] Right.
[95] I'll drop
Katrina (PS2DN) [...]
(PS2DM) [96] him a wee note, and tell him that you, that you, you know, you can feel this er I'll tell him I've had a look at it, and think it's the rib that's showing through.
[97] I'll see what he says.
Katrina (PS2DN) [98] I've had a lot of bother with a wee bit of red blisters
(PS2DM) [99] Aye up the top.
[100] That's, that's, that's the stitches.
Katrina (PS2DN) [101] you know [...] it's a bit of a [...] and it's really sore like.
[102] And then as the day goes on, I've got to go and tear this off, cos it gets, these bits get red,
(PS2DM) [103] Red red raw.
Katrina (PS2DN) [104] oh really sore Doctor , you cannae
(PS2DM) [105] Right.
Katrina (PS2DN) [106] Then it comes in like a tingling feeling.
[107] Like a, a ne a nettle stinging you you
(PS2DM) [108] Right.
Katrina (PS2DN) [109] know.
[110] And it's just
(PS2DM) [111] Sounds
Katrina (PS2DN) [112] the clothes that are doing that.
(PS2DM) [113] Aye, it sounds like the stitches right enough.
Katrina (PS2DN) [114] And does that take a long time?
[115] ... I mean
(PS2DM) [116] Yes.
Katrina (PS2DN) [117] I thought, I didn't think that it takes as long as that.
[118] I mean he did say they were stitches that come out er what [...]
(PS2DM) [119] That there, you get, there are
Katrina (PS2DN) [...]
(PS2DM) [120] some stitches that c
Katrina (PS2DN) [121] They stay in but he says that
(PS2DM) [122] That's right.
Katrina (PS2DN) [123] in the body.
[124] But they don't come out with your [...] , you know your bath.
(PS2DM) [125] That's right.
[126] They're they're too
Katrina (PS2DN) [127] They just integrate in the body [...] .
(PS2DM) [128] They're too deep underneath the skin.
Katrina (PS2DN) [129] Aye, he said that.
(PS2DM) [130] The way the way
Katrina (PS2DN) [131] Cos I heard it takes as long.
(PS2DM) [132] That's why they take so long.
[133] ... [...] there's ... now
Katrina (PS2DN) [134] Just keep on with that cream?
(PS2DM) [135] U use this stuff instead of that er Eumobate It's
Katrina (PS2DN) [136] Aha.
(PS2DM) [137] slightly stronger.
Katrina (PS2DN) [138] Aha.
(PS2DM) [139] And that might do that, I'll drop Mr a wee note, tell him that you've been in,
Katrina (PS2DN) [140] Aha.
(PS2DM) [141] so that when he sees you the next time, he'll double check that.
Katrina (PS2DN) [142] Aye.
[143] Aha.
(PS2DM) [144] But I don't think there's anything
Katrina (PS2DN) [145] Er
(PS2DM) [146] to worry about Katrina.
Katrina (PS2DN) [147] I hope not.
[148] No.
(PS2DM) [149] No.
Katrina (PS2DN) [150] I just, I just felt that it was the cream the other night, and then I just felt oh, you
(PS2DM) [151] Mhm.
Katrina (PS2DN) [152] know b what I've been getting on Friday and Saturday night was an awfully big [...]
(PS2DM) [153] Yes.
Katrina (PS2DN) [154] in my shoulder.
(PS2DM) [155] Up, up over the top here.
Katrina (PS2DN) [156] On the shoulder, more
(PS2DM) [157] Yes, that's right.
Katrina (PS2DN) [158] I've always been getting a shooting pain there that kind of happened and I just
(PS2DM) [159] That's right.
Katrina (PS2DN) [160] thought it was the stitches.
(PS2DM) [161] That's, aye, it's, it's everything's beginning to get tight.
Katrina (PS2DN) [162] Tight now, aye.
(PS2DM) [163] This is, this is you starting to feel the sore bits.
[164] But er
Katrina (PS2DN) [...]
(PS2DM) [165] I'll, I'll drop him a wee note anyway.
Katrina (PS2DN) [166] Aye.
[167] Okay. [...]
(PS2DM) [168] Right Katrina.
Katrina (PS2DN) [169] else I feel Doctor I've,
(PS2DM) [170] Aye.
Katrina (PS2DN) [171] got angina, and I've got the like the heart failure.
(PS2DM) [172] Mhm.
Katrina (PS2DN) [173] And I didn't want any breast off, naturally.
(PS2DM) [174] No no.
Katrina (PS2DN) [175] I mean but see the tremendous strain that it's putting on me?
(PS2DM) [176] Ah.
Katrina (PS2DN) [177] You know, I feel that is left, left [...] angina, [...] because I've got to rip the brassiere off at a certain time of the day [...]
(PS2DM) [178] Aha.
Katrina (PS2DN) [179] extra weight.
(PS2DM) [180] The extra weight, [...]
Katrina (PS2DN) [181] you know?
[182] I didn't want any [...] off, I think I'd have [...] .
(PS2DM) [laugh]
Katrina (PS2DN) [laughing] [...] []
(PS2DM) [183] [laughing] Right Katrina [] .
Katrina (PS2DN) [184] [...] Cheerio.
(PS2DM) [185] Right, okay, cheerio now.