‘How many of these will you have to do today?’ she asks.
‘Four,’ I reply.
‘No, this afternoon I’m going to do a ward round at another hospital.’
‘You see so many patients,’ she mused.
I was excising her mole. It was a 45-minute slot in a morning list, a small part of my working week, a routine procedure. Yet for her it was a much bigger part of her life.
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