les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chez le médecin

(Incidentally, some of the folks down here give it three equal syllables - Mé-de-cin. Lovely.)

Anyway after I'd made another clashing appointment Pat reminded me of my doctor's appointment.

I went in. Did I tell you that our doctor is exactly like Louis de Funès ? Anyway.

"Je vais bien."

"C'est bien."

"Je pars en Afrique."

"Ah non !"

Anyway we proceeded to the negociations and discussions.

Risks of malaria and of dengue fever. (Does one say denngue or dengue - nasal vowel or not)

Cholera. ("It blows in from Mecca..." Ah bon ?)

Eating and drinking. Meningitis. Bananas, Coca-cola. Diarrhoea.

I left with a prescription for a triple vaccine and for anti-diarrhoea pills.

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