Quite a short one today, but I simply have to relay this story of a quite incredible coincidence.
I’m currently in the middle of playing through Wii title Trauma Team, the latest in the Trauma Center series, for a review early next week. Previous titles have been all about the surgery, but there are a number of different disciplines to master this time. Diagnosis has you examining the patient, questioning them, studying symptoms, CT scans and x-rays etc., Emergency Response has you tackling multiple patients at accident scenes with a limited set of surgical tools. Forensics sees you investigating mysterious deaths via autopsies and crime scene analysis, and Orthopaedics has you re-positioning bones and hammering and screwing metal plates into place.
Then there’s the Endoscopy section, which is pretty much as it sounds. Except three operations in and I happen across one dealing with the other end; in other words, a gastroscopy. A gastroscopy on a person suffering with oesophageal problems and intermittent peristalsis. Can you guess which person with incredibly similar symptoms is having a near-identical procedure done tomorrow?
Yep, amazingly I was using the Wii remote to guide a camera down an onscreen oesophagus, in much the same way a doctor will be doing to me at around 10.30 in the morning. It seems fate is not without a slightly dark sense of humour and exceptional comic timing.