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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Posted: 27 May 2012 at 11:04am
I've suggested Sandra should have been a comedienne - stand up, of course, to minimise acid attack.
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Quote Sandra W Replybullet Posted: 28 May 2012 at 9:39am
Hi Chris,
 
No, stand up is definitely not for me not for me but I like a laugh.
 
Meanwhile, are you interested in clinical trials?
 

Researchers are looking for volunteers to test out a new drug which is known to be totally safe and may reduce gas production in users of PPIs and H2RAs.

 
Volunteers will be required to stay all together in two dormitories (one male, one female) with en suite bathrooms.  They will be given the same drinks and food at exactly the same times each day and will not be allowed anything else except water to eliminate the possibility of diet influencing the test.
 
The diet will contain high levels of baked beans but gas masks will be provided.
 
All the best,
Sandra.
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Quote Sandra W Replybullet Posted: 28 May 2012 at 9:44am

A gastroenterologist decides he wants to be an upper GI surgeon and applies for a training post.  After the interview he is asked to take a written test.

 

The first question reads: What is a fundo?

 

He writes:  A party for a GORD patient.

 

He moves on to question two:  What is a PPI?

 

He fills in his answer:  A drug to increase overtime in gastroenterology.

 

He completes the test, then goes home and checks his answers on the internet.  A few minutes later he gets a call from the interviewer, a consultant surgeon, offering him the job.

 

“But I don’t understand,” he says, “I got all the test answers wrong.”

 

“I know,” replies the consultant, “but if you don’t get out of gastroenterology now you’ll end up like all the rest in that department - knowing nothing at all!!!”

 

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Quote Sandra W Replybullet Posted: 29 May 2012 at 8:36am

A newly diagnosed Barrett’s patient joins the Support Forum and reads through the posts, but finds he doesn’t understand the meaning of phrases such as fundo, GORD, PPI and H2RA. Rather than admit lack of knowledge by asking for information, he decides to find out from his specialist.

 

The day of his next appointment arrives but he is reluctant to admit he knows nothing about his condition by asking direct questions.  Instead, he talks using all the phrases he’s seen on the website, then waits to see what the consultant says.

 

He tells the specialist: “I think I’d like to have a fundo, but I’m not sure about having reflux, GORD, biopsies, OGDs, PPIs and H2RAs.  I’m also interested in LINX magnetic band.”

 

The consultant thinks for a minute, then says:  “Well, you definitely don’t need any more information so I’ll see you in three months.”

 

Just as the patient is about to leave, the consultant adds:  “By the way, my registrar is leaving next week.  I’d like to offer you the job.”

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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Posted: 14 Aug 2012 at 2:39pm
The next edition of Barrett's Wessex newsletter will be available to download from www.barrettswessex.org.uk on 1st September - though members should get theirs a couple of days earlier.

But, especially for Sandra, here's a taster from the Antacid section:

Which Scottish architect designed a way to stop antacids getting wet?

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Rennie Mackintosh.

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Quote Sandra W Replybullet Posted: 20 Aug 2012 at 9:05am
Hi Chris, 
 
Ha Ha!!! I've only just seen your post because I haven't been on site much recently, things not going too well - problems with PPI and waiting for appointment for repeat scope in September, also pH test (waiting list is probably long).
 
Well, I checked out the newletter and was stunned to see the jokes.  I'll post again if I think of any.
 
Best,
 
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