GoodbyeBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2169 (Published 19 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2169
- Suresh Kumar Pathak, retired general practitioner, Romford
He was about 70 years of age, frail but still mentally alert, living with his wife not far from the surgery. He had an inoperable carcinoma, and I used to visit him every Monday to see how he was getting on and to renew his prescriptions, particularly for a fortified liquid feed.
I usually visited him after finishing my morning surgery. Mondays were busy—sometimes very busy with home visits—so I do not know …