Much to my surprise they didn't electrocute me today (How can anybody train to be a nurse or doctor then apply for the training to electrocute people? What possesses them lol?) Some bright spark in the electrocution dept (Neurology), realised that they still hadn't done stage 2 of the tests on my arm and hand - 'The Monofilament test'
It sounded like flames or heat might be involved because I remembered buying my Granny filaments for the gas lamps in her wee caravan at St Andrews - so I was pretty apprehensive, but no, 'Michelle', my delightful nurse, reassured me -
'We're going to tickle you Rory'
'Tickle me?' I giggled - and we hadn't even started yet.
It seems they can map what's going on in your hands and arms by tickling you with ever decreasing sizes of fine hair. So she put a large sheet of card between me and her so I couldn't see what was going on. And then tickled me. Tickled me for nearly an hour. Half my hand and arm responded gleefully - the other half didn't find it funny and was unmoved.
'So what does it all mean?' I asked.
She looked at the results 'Hmmm,' she said thoughtfully, 'it means in two weeks we're going to have to electrocute you'. How could anyone who looked so pretty and was so good at tickling people, be such a sado-masochist???
So there you go - I'm still Robocop for at least another two weeks!