“Here is the news, and this is Alvar Lidell reading it”

For those of you wondering what in the name of Hades is this bloke rambling about now; Alvar Lidell was, and still is to many, the epitome of a newsreader.

He once became very excited,  completely forgot himself, and started the broadcast on the wireless with the following:

“Here is the news, and cracking good news it is too!”

At five minutes past noon today, I said “Good morning Oonagh” as I entered the waiting room at the Forum Medical Centre; to which she replied “Good afternoon Brian”, “is he running late Oonagh?”  I ask. “No ” Says she, he’s been on time all morning.

After reviving me from the shock of her revelation, she asked how Coco was going since his operation; so I showed her  the photo’s that I’d taken of him, post op, and gave her an update on how he’s going.

Oonagh who thinks Coco is a most gorgeous dog,  went on to tell me, that Doctor Francis had just bought himself a new dog; which he’s skiting about, and at that moment the man himself appeared,  👴 right on 12.15, and called me in.

“G’day Doc” says me, ” Oonagh tells me you’ve bought yourself a new dog”.  requiring no further invitation, he whips out his mobile phone thingy, to show me the pictures of his new dog.

It’s a real little sweetie, a King Charles/mini poodle cross, 🐾 🐩   🐾 🐩I  said “that must have cost you an arm, and a leg, bloke I know at the park has one, paid 3 thou for it”.

The doc’s cost more. He then tells me that he’d met his dogs parents, and the people who belong to them, and gives me their pedigree; his dogs parents , not their peoples. He tries to tell me he bought it for his wife, must think I came down in the last shower: 😈

I’d remembered to bring all the stuff from Quantum this time, and he tells me he doesn’t need them; he’s got it all on his computer, he asks me how I’m feeling and I tell him “not bad for a young bloke, get a bit tired”, he then informs me that the nodule is not cancer, got a bit technical, (which goes right over my head) and told me that where they removed my stomach, and  pulled some of the bowel up. to fashion a substitute. a hernia had formed, and this was what was showing up.😲

It was nothing to worry about, and unless it caused me any pain, or discomfort, not worth worrying about, I asked who was worrying.

He told me I’m going to be around for a while yet and won’t be dying on his watch, what an odd thing to say!


The bear🐼



8 thoughts on ““Here is the news, and this is Alvar Lidell reading it”

  1. Ira Kowalski 18/10/2018 — 19:11

    Best news ever!!!


  2. Brian, this is the best news I’ve heard today! That said, it is only just after nine am here!
    Seriously Brian, I’m delighted to hear this, I’ve been worrying about the outcome of your tests. Congratulations! 😀🍺🍷👏🏻


  3. Hopefully, he won’t retire soon . . . meanwhile, nice spot of good news.


  4. “and cracking good news it is too”

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  5. I echo all the above sentiments. Hooray.


  6. Hurray! Great news!


  7. OH MY GOSH!!! 🐻 YAY!!! 🐻 I am so so SO happy to hear this great good news!!! 🙂
    🎉 🎈 🎉 🎈 (Party poppers and balloons to celebrate!)

    Who was worrying? Well, I’ve been worried about what news you’d hear, so now I can breathe a sigh of relief!!!

    How wonderful that a precious pup adopted your doc and his wife! 🐶 🙂

    HUGS!!! 🙂 😀 😛 😈 😎
    (PS…I just shared my latest med-stuff on my blog. I didn’t get great news, but I’m doing okay.)


  8. Fabulous news! So very glad to hear it.


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