Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Doctor doctor give me the news (Robert Palmer)

I would have given long odds on my beating Jacky into a hospital in Doha but lo it came to pass.

The Al Ahli hospital is very flash (opened about 4 years ago) - more like a resort but let me tell you the people there are fantastic.

I had a double whammy of migraines a few days ago and my brain got really scrambled so I took a day off work and went to the docs.

Where else could you walk off the road into a state of the art hospital and be seen immediately by a top class GP, sent for a blood test (down the hall) and an appointment with a specialist (second floor) AND get a lovely coffee and a banana muffin from the cafe (we sat by the indoor waterfall for our elevenses)? Can't be too many places.

Jacky and I marvelled at the plush furnishings - for a second we thought we'd been teleported to Buckingham Palace.

The catch, of course, is that you pay for this five star treatment (luckily I get medical expenses for me and Jacky covered by my company). Cost was 300QR for a consultation and 100QR for a blood test (NZ dollar is very roughly a third).

Belated shout outs to Jeannette and Catherine and Sallie who all had birthdays earlier this month. I hope you were spoiled rotten! It also would have been my mother's birthday last week - she was born 23rd April in 1930.

Love and peace - Wozza

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