Friday 19 October 2018

Roddy Doyle's Charlie Savage: As sick as a small hospital


Illustration: Ben Hickey
Illustration: Ben Hickey
Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage

I was up in Beaumont Hospital a few days ago. I went in reasonably healthy and I came out with three types of flu and a dose of TB as well, I think. And pneumonia and one of those skin diseases that you'd normally see on a dead fish.

The wife says it's a cold but I could put my severed leg on the kitchen table and show her the stump, and she'd say it was only a scratch.

I hate hospitals. I say that because I've met people who actually love them. They love talking about them, complaining about them, loitering in them.

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