I can't imagine John rattled, so it must have really got to him. I am sure all the Men have anxiety enough around test time without red tape and seemingly unnecessary beurocracy.
I had to go to my GP surgery today and whilst I was waiting they had quite a lot of information on the screen about the cutbacks in funding to the GP surgery. Our blood test result line can now only read to you word verbatim what the GP has commented on. If he/she has said "All within margins all OK" that is all you get. If there is anything of concern then the GP will ring. They are not allowed to give actual figures.
Now I get a bit mad at that, but I suspect this is all down to the litigious society we now live in. If some clerical or even medical staff read you the wrong information, transpose figures or get anything wrong the practice Managers are terrified of complaints or comeback on them.
Our surgery charge 75p per sheet for a pintout of the results so now, when I see the consultant after my 3 monthly blood tests for RA, He just shows me them on the screen which I find sufficient for my purposes.
I wonder if John could arrange for a note to be put on his file that gives permission for him to be given the specific result each time?
Not sure how much impact cycling actually has when the prostate has been removed or irradiated but I do hope John's figures stay low enough to avoid any further treatment for as long as possible.
Lord help the receptionist that stands in the way of Lyn in dragon mode , if the withering look doesn't do the trick then the fire of tongues certainly will. Rather her than me !!!