1: So Just a few quick questions and then we’ll get to the, uh, physical examination. Average exercise taken in a week?
2: I scoot, I ride a scooter, my son’s. Passed away last year, £12,528 in rehab fees I’ll never get back. You know they don’t issue refunds if it doesn’t work out? Yes I try to scoot everywhere though overweight pedestrians make a smooth and satisfying journey very difficult. I never scoot on Wednesdays mind you, it’s bad luck
1: And caffeine, are you a coffee drinker?
2: I like coffee very much yes, though it often provokes rash decision making, I find myself booking tables at restaurants in cities I’ve no plans to visit and emailing them dietary requirements I don’t have when in actuality I eat all things except those flowers you sometimes get on salads nowadays. Do you wish to get a coffee now?
1: We should probably finish the rest of the consultation, and then I have a number of other appointments-
2: - sorry yes of course I was just overcome with the urge to sit with you in a multinational coffeehouse. You’ll be relieved to learn the urge is now gone as I just dealt with it through meditation, I’m extraordinarily quick
1: Uh, so when was your last menstrual period?
2: December, no memory of date exactly, just a sudden hankering for my husband’s violent death. You must know what I mean, hell, if we all acted on our PMT there’d be no men left!
1: And are the, uh, periods usually quite regular?
2: Only abroad
1: And the weight has been up and down these last few years I can see from your notes…
2: Yes, anorexia nervosa as a teen. Aspects have stuck around, the rules, the weird breasts. You know I thought I was saving my parents money by refusing my supper, to this day I haven’t had so much as a thank you from their accountant. But I survived, of course, I always do. I actually had to throw away my “I Survived Anorexia” shirt because it became rather tight, I just wear a normal shirt now