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After the MRI scan last Friday, I may find out more when I visit the orthopaedic specialist again tomorrow. After insisting, I’m being squeezed in whenever the guy has a minute, but it’s either that or I wait another four weeks to find out what’s happening. It might be OK to wait another four weeks, but that’s a decision for the specialist to make – not mine, and certainly not a receptionist’s.

I think this is going to be an ongoing saga, so I’ve added the Medical category to this blog, as I thought I’d want to. Much as I’d like to know what’s going on, I expect the specialist to go “I don’t know”. If that happens I’ll want this case escalated further, to a Professor of Medicine if necessary – whatever it takes.

Just to add insult to injury: my work PC became unbootable after I installed some approved hotfixes on it; part of the logon process crashes, due to some missing file or configuration, and it hangs with no logon prompt. Good thing I have a spare work PC to use. None of the standard procedures help at all – not Safe Mode, or Last Known Good, since those are all alternate startup configurations that assume everything is sane with regard to files etc. I’ve ended up kicking off a new Windows XP Professional installation, but using the “repair” option. It seems to be working, which will be a first: if I remember rightly, I’ve only tried it once before, and it told me the old Windows installation was unrepairable.


Written by brian t

November 21, 2005 at 5:34 pm

Posted in medical, technology

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